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Rustin awarded Nena F. Sanders Award from Samford School of Nursing
June 15, 2012
Contact: Whitney Williams
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Clara Rustin, Associate of Science in Nursing faculty member at Mississippi University for Women, has been awarded the Nena F. Sanders Award from Samford University’s Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing.
The Nena F. Sanders DNP Award was established by graduates of the first Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) class to honor Dr. Nena Sanders, dean of the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing. The award is given to a DNP student who demonstrates leadership, service and academic excellence. Rustin was presented the award at the university’s Nursing Awards day.
Rustin has been the recipient of many awards including the Sigma Theta Tau “Excellence in Nursing Practice Award,” Board of Trustees of the State of Mississippi scholarship and an academic scholarship from MUW. She has served as board member on several committees, is a member of the National League for Nursing, American Nurses Association, Mississippi Nurses Association and Zeta Rho Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.
She is currently completing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. Rustin received both her BSN and MSN degrees from MUW in 1983 and 1992. She is also a graduate of Pearl River Junior College where she earned her associate’s degree.
The West Point native is a family nurse practitioner at the MUW Campus Health Center.