COLUMBUS, Miss.-- Amy Mobley knows there isn’t a static list of guidelines students have to memorize to become a nurse.
Instead, Mobley, a nursing instructor in the Mississippi University for Women’s Advanced Placement Option (APO) RN-BSN program, said the ability to be flexible and to adapt to changes in the field of nursing are two keys that will help students best serve their patients.
Mobley recently provided that advice and many other helpful pointers in an interview with Study.com, an online learning platform that helps more than 30 million people a month. She said The W has tried to stay proactive in promoting its College of Nursing and Health Sciences and its programs to students, and that it is crucial to highlight the innovations The W has made so students know the opportunities available to them at the school.
“With the chaos and uncertainty COVID-19 created among the younger generation, them knowing there is a place at The W is extremely important -- a place to meet new people, reunite with those from surrounding communities, participate in collegiate sports and social clubs and obtain a quality education at an affordable rate,” Mobley said. “Current students (sharing their experiences) and social media platforms are going to be very instrumental in securing students in the future, as well as spotlighting everything The W can offer to the ‘student experience.’ ”
Mobley also encouraged students to “study, study, study” and “to plan accordingly” so they will be prepared and ready to anticipate the myriad situations they will face when they are nurses. She said The W prides itself on its support system that helps students become reliable team members. That system includes engaging and promoting student accomplishments through The W’s Facebook Alumni Undergraduate Nursing Chapter page, which also highlights clinic/showcase days that students can participate in to share their experiences.
Dr. Maria Scott, professor and chair of The W’s BSN program, said the fact that BSN faculty members participate in nearly 40 recruiting events each academic year reflects the importance on promoting the nursing programs. She said The W will continue to utilize a detailed plan of evaluation to determine the adequacy of the programs offered and how that corresponds to the needs of students in the region and the state of Mississippi.
“The success of our nursing programs is a direct result of the support we receive from The W to provide strong academic and leadership preparation,” Scott said. “This allows us to prepare future nurse leaders with the knowledge, skills and standards of professional nursing practice required in today’s ever-changing complex healthcare system. The W has made and continues to make it a priority to provide the resources required for students to achieve academic success.”
Mobley said a new simulation hospital and practice hospital rooms are just two examples of ways The W supports its nursing students and fosters the development of lifelong learning attitudes.
“All students have a dedicated adviser to assist with the progression of the plan of study as well as retention (if needed),” Mobley said. “Faculty share career experiences and scenarios with students in hopes of promoting diversity for students in both career and educational fields.
“The W hosts a yearly career fair for students that has been very impactful for advancement in careers and education. The W also has a student success navigator that captures pre-medical students and assists them throughout the undergraduate process. The W does a phenomenal job in promoting other programs within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. We highlight our nursing graduate programs as well as other health science minors/majors in the event our nursing students choose to pursue a different career path.”
To read Mobley’s contribution to Study.com’s “Guide to a Day in the Life of a Registered Nurse,” go to https://study.com/resources/registered-nurse-duties-guide#amy-mobley.
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Nov. 18, 2021
Contact: Adam Minichino