On Monday, January 31st,
the Mississippi Nurses Association and the Mississippi Nurses Foundation
hosted 2006 Nightingale Awards Program and announced that Mississippi
Delta Community College’s nursing school has been named School of Nursing
of the Year in Mississippi.
MDCC, located in Moorhead, was
selected for this award by a panel of highly qualified out-of-state nurse
The School of Nursing of the Year
Award recognizes a school of nursing offering formal education for entry
into practice as a registered nurse. The recipient has received positive
evaluations from graduates, graduates’ employers, and faculty. The
recipient is recognized by regional and national accrediting boards, has
active alumni and student organizations, and has demonstrated innovative
Mississippi Delta Community
College was nominated for this prestigious award by Denise Young.
MDCC, represented by Patti
Livingston (center), Director of the School of Nursing, was presented its
award by Mr. Curnis Upkins (far right), Vice President of Workforce
Solutions for the Mississippi Hospital Association, and Ms. Marcella McKay
(far left), Vice President for Nursing & Professional Affairs &
President/CEO of the MHA Health, Research and Educational Foundation, Inc.
The Mississippi Nightingale Awards
is the “academy awards” of quality service, commitment, and excellence for
nurses and nurse employers in the state. The 2006 Gala attracted more
than 300 attendees, with more than 50 nominees representing a variety of
healthcare institutions and schools of nursing across the state.
For further information on the 2006 Mississippi
Nightingale Awards, please contact
Ricki Garrett, (601) 898-0670 or Amy
Marquez, (601) 898-0670.