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Pictured: Sophomore Associate Degree Nursing students from Mississippi Delta Community College pose
with State Sen. Willie Simmons at the Capitol earlier this month.

Mississippi Delta Community College sophomores in the Associate Degree Nursing Program recently attended a legislative event at the State Capitol.

MDCC students met many senators and representatives, toured the Capitol and represented the college and their new profession well.

Senator Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, visited with the students and provided insight into the state’s legislative process. Students also researched health care related bills and were encouraged to embrace the political process that often influences health care decisions.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Mississippi Delta Community College is designed to provide educational opportunities to qualified students for a rewarding career that will help meet the expanding health care needs of the community. The program prepares individuals to practice as a registered nurse.

Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as registered nurses. MDCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) was established in 1964 and has an overall pass rate of 99 percent on the national licensure exam.

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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