FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 12, 2010
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
MUW nursing student and graduates receive noteworthy accomplishments
COLUMBUS , Miss. – The ongoing excellence of Mississippi University for Women's nursing program continues to be reflected in recent accomplishments of current students and graduates.
Amber Clark Janzen from Booneville, who is a student in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, recently received one of the competitive Mississippi Nurses Foundation Scholarships. She was one of only eight students in Mississippi to receive the scholarship. As a full-time student, she will be awarded a total of $6,000 in increments of $500 each month for 12 months beginning in August through July 2011. Recipients are required to sign a contract with the Mississippi Nurses Foundation to work as a full-time nurse in Mississippi within the first two years following completion of the program.
Stipend funds were raised through the State of Mississippi Nurses Car Tag Program-Nurses Touch Lives and awarded to registered nurses and nursing students enrolled in an accredited associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral nursing program in Mississippi .
Dr. Sheila Adams, dean of the College of Nursing and Speech-Language Pathology, said “They award two scholarships to each level of nursing student. It is a testament to the quality of our students that Amber won one of the two scholarships going to master's level nursing students.”
John Brad Gore, a 2000 graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, was pinned as a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy on Aug. 13 in the Fellowship Hall of Fairview Baptist Church in Columbus .
“We are proud of Brad and his accomplishments in the Navy. He is an outstanding young man to have received this recognition at this point in his career,” Adams said.
In other nursing news, Kristi Henderson from Ridgeland, who graduated from the MSN program in 1997, was recognized nationally in June by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners at its 25 th Silver Anniversary Conference in Phoenix , Ariz. She was the recipient of the AANP 2010 Mississippi State Practitioner of the Year Award. Henderson currently serves as the director of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Emergency Department's Rapid Tract.