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Mississippi Delta Community College Nursing School Named "School of Nursing of the Year" at 2006 Mississippi Nightingale Awards, Honoring Outstanding Service in the Nursing Profession





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 judges.

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 instructional styles.

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.


























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