Nursing Students Inducted

  • Thursday, 11 December 2014 13:15

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Inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society were (l. to r.) Director of Health Sciences Patti Livingston, Tyler Love, Julie Glenn, Anecia DeVillier, Katie Brower, Laura Baker Mabus, Catie Turner and Nursing Instructor Melissa Barrett.

Six Mississippi Delta Community College students were recently inducted into the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society.

The students, who were required to complete a Capstone project before induction, include: Katie Brower of Carrollton, Miss., Anecia DeVillier of Louise, Miss., Julie Glenn of Greenville, Miss., Tyler Love, of Inverness, Miss., Laura Baker Mabus of Greenville, Miss., and Catie Turner of Leland, Miss.

In the spring of 2012, the National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing approved the formation of a national honor society for Associate Degree Nursing programs, Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society.

Mississippi Delta Community College was chartered as the Alpha Iota Chapter, and in the spring of 2013, inducted the first students into the chapter. To be considered for membership, the student must have attained a 3.0 overall GPA, maintained a 3.0 GPA in all nursing courses, and demonstrated conduct on campus and in the clinical areas that reflects integrity and professionalism. Participation in the nursing honor society gives recognition for academic excellence, potential scholarships for continued education, and quality addition to professional portfolio.

Nursing Students Host Blood Drive

  • Thursday, 11 December 2014 07:07

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MDCC student Sydney Woodard, a sophomore dental hygiene major from Inverness, Miss., donates blood with the help of Mississippi Blood Services phlebotomist Cynethia Coleman.

MDCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program recently hosted a blood drive on the college’s Moorhead, Miss., campus. 

MDCC’s nursing program sponsored the blood drive to assist in the statewide blood shortage. According to Mississippi Blood Services, there is currently a critical need for donations of O negative, O positive, B negative, B positive and AB negative blood.

In partnership with Mississippi Blood Services, several student groups sponsor blood drives on all MDCC campuses throughout the year. “We are proud that our campus community takes a few minutes of their time throughout the semester to donate blood,” says Dr. Edward Rice, vice president of student services. “A few minutes out of our daily schedule can mean a lifetime for patients, their families and friends.”

To find a blood drive near you, visit www.msblood.com or call (888) 90-BLOOD.

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