FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 26, 2010
Contact: Sarah Perry
Mayo Clinic hires recent MUW graduate
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Recent Mississippi University for Women graduate Joy Richardson of Jackson is scheduled to start her new job as a registered nurse at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.,
Richardson was introduced to the Mayo Clinic while visiting a nursing convention in Biloxi in 2008. She applied for their 10-week summer internship program and was accepted as one of the 140 nursing students accepted nationwide.
After graduating in May, she applied for a full-time position with the clinic, only to be hired to work on the same orthopedic unit she worked on as an intern. As an orthopedic nurse, Richardson will work with mostly knee and hip replacement patients as well as some elbow/shoulder/amputee/and bone cancer patients.
“I am very proud of the education provided by MUW's Ina E. Gordy Honors College and the nursing program. I would recommend the program for any student interested in the field. The curriculum is very challenging, but the professors' encouragement and guidance is exemplary. The training allowed me to pass the licensure examination the first time and prepared me to join the healthcare team of one of the finest hospitals,” said Richardson.
The Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. According to its website, doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of "the needs of the patient come first." Mayo Clinic is governed by a 33-member Board of Trustees.