Larmon

COLUMBUS, Miss.-- The learning never stops for Dr. Brandy Larmon.

Numerous things have changed in the 14 years Larmon has been an instructor/professor in Mississippi University for Women’s Associate Degree Nursing program. But while the methods and the equipment that nurses use have changed, Larmon remains focused on finding ways to relate to students and to help prepare them for their futures.

That approach is part of the reason Larmon was voted Among the Best College Professors in The Commercial Dispatch’s annual Best of the Triangle Readers’ Choice Poll.

“It is exciting to know students have valued their time with me,” said Larmon, who also received the honor in 2017.

In 2018, Larmon transitioned into the ASN Department Chair position. She said she has moved from not only determining how to teach the clinical aspects of nursing but also to the other skills and traits of successful nursing students and professional nurses. As department chair, Larmon said she teaches students more about how to be successful, self-assessment, learning strategies and preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

Larmon said she is much more of a facilitator/demonstrator than anything else and that she tries to relate to the student, to find what they need and to determine how we can get there or they can be better equipped for meeting successful outcomes.

Larmon said it is great to receive awards and recognition because it helps instill a drive to continue the expectations everyone in the nursing program at The W has for the students and to help them meet those goals. She said it also helps students and the public know they can trust The W’s nursing program. Still, she isn’t alone in doing whatever she can to help students. In fact, those things will never change.

“Every faculty member in the ASN program has a passion for helping our students succeed and helping them realize their path in nursing,” Larmon said. “We get excited when we hear of their success, and we are truly motivated by their achievements. They become like family to us. Working among that level of dedication, passion and overall commitment to the profession, program and student is not easily found. It is beyond a blessing to get to be a part of that every day.”


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Sept. 21, 2021

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