||College nursing program receives two honors
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) — The Mississippi University for Women's nursing program received two Nightingale Awards this week in Jackson.
The school's College of Nursing was awarded as the School of Nursing of the Year.
The program has been part of the university for 40 years and is the only nursing program in the state that provides degrees from the associate of science in nursing through the Doctor of Nursing Practice program.
The university's Associate of Science in Nursing chair Mary Jo Kirkpatrick also received the award for Nursing Administrator of the Year.
Mary Jo Kirkpatrick has been an employee at The W for 38 years and has served as head of the program since 1991.
She is currently a member of the Methodist/LeBonheur Healthcare Board of Directors and chairs the board’s Quality and Safety Committee.
The awards are given annually to honor outstanding nurses, health care professionals and organizations. The award event is sponsored by the Mississippi Nurses’ Association and the Mississippi Nurses’ Foundation.