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Nursing Education Opportunities in Mississippi - 2008  <more..>







Speech-language Pathologists can expect Student Loan Forgiveness


The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2669 to eliminate $19 billion in student loan lender subsidies, according to an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) press release. The bill, the College Cost Reduction Act of 2007, will create a loan forgiveness program for new borrowers. Speech-language pathologists are eligible for student loan forgiveness if they are employed in areas of national need. For each year of full-time employment, a borrower would have up to $1,000 of his or her loans forgiven, up to a lifetime maximum of $5,000, according to AHSA's press release.

Help Us Honor Mississippi Healthcare Heroes


Since 2003, Cherokee Uniforms has elicited more than 3,300 nominations for its annual Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award. This prestige award gives peers, friends and colleagues a meaningful way to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of outstanding nurses and other non-physician healthcare professionals. Nominations for this year's award program are being accepted now through May 31, 2006. To read more about the Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award, click here.





Health Careers Awareness Camp 2006


The Mississippi Hospital Association Health Careers Center in partnership with the Mississippi Area Health Education Center (AHEC) is offering a great opportunity for high school junior and senior students. Together, the two associations are sponsoring three Health Careers Awareness Camps throughout the state of Mississippi for Summer 2006. The Health Careers Awareness Camp is a five-day summer enrichment program designed to provide high school junior and senior students with an educational experience that builds awareness of and interest in health care careers through a partnership of health care employers, health care practitioners and educators. To find out more information on the Health Careers Awareness Camp, click here.





Dream Big - Be A Nurse Summer Camp 2006


Gear Up Mississippi partnered with the MHA Health Careers Center, Mississippi Delta Community College and the Mississippi Office of Nursing Workforce will hold the Dream Big - Be a Nurse Summer Camp June 18th-23rd, 2006 on the Mississippi Delta Community College Campus. The Camp is designed to help address future healthcare needs by attracting high school students into the nursing profession. The goal of the camp is to increase students understanding of the nursing profession and their understanding of the educational preparedness required for the profession. To learn more about the Dream Big - Be A Nurse Summer Camp, click here.





Mississippi Delta Community College Nursing School Named "School of Nursing of the Year" at 2006 Mississippi Nightingale Awards


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. To learn more about the 2006 Mississippi Nightingale Awards, click here.





Mississippi Body Walk


On January 19, 2006, the Mississippi State University Extension Service held a Kick-off Event to introduce the freshly created “Mississippi Body Walk.” The Mississippi Body Walk is a new and unique health education program designed to educate elementary school students across the state of Mississippi on the importance of being physically active and making good nutrition choices. The program provides education and activities that enable youth to learn skills needed in making good nutrition choices and developing a healthy lifestyle. To learn more about the Mississippi Body Walk, click here.





Katrina Healthcare Job Fair


On Wednesday, September 28th at the Jackson Medical Mall, the Katrina Healthcare Job Fair proved to benefit over 400 job seekers from the state of Mississippi. The Katrina Healthcare Job Fair was sponsored by the Mississippi Hospital Association Health Careers Center in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s Governor’s Job Fair Network and WLBT News. To find out more information on the Katrina Healthcare Job Fair, click here.



The Mississippi Health Careers Guide - 2005-2007

For the first time in many years, the MHA Health Careers Center republished the Mississippi Health Careers Guidebook. The guidebook will be updated and republished every two years. It includes all the various health careers that the state of Mississippi has to offer. The guidebook has been a huge success for the 2005 year. It is used by high schools, colleges, and hospitals as an excellent recruitment tool full of all the individual career descriptions, salaries, licenses, and requirements needed to pursue each career along with all the programs for each occupation that the colleges of Mississippi have to offer....<more>





Who, oh who could the new 12 be?


The year 2005 was coming up just around the corner and with that being said, time had come to find the new Men in Nursing for 2005. The MHA Health Careers Center went on a new search and with long hours of difficult decisions ... the 12 were chosen. This year a grand total of 64 applicants participated! Our purpose was to produce a 2005 calendar featuring Mississippi men in nursing in a diversified manner. The applicants ranged from seasoned veterans to students in nursing school. Calendar sales are now taking place....<more>


Nursing Education Opportunities in Mississippi - 2004

Published by the Mississippi Hospital Association, this information has been prepared to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the many different nursing programs within our state. Basic information is provided related to practical nursing, associate degree, baccalaureate, master's and Ph. D. degree programs. You will find information to assist you as you begin your educational preparation as a nurse or to expand your education and achieve an additional level of nursing preparation. A description of each level of nursing preparation is provided, along with identification of the schools which offer that level of educational preparation. <more>





Nurse Education Loan Repayment Program - Application Deadline

Qualified nurses may be eligible for repayment of 85% of outstanding student loans through a special program provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The deadline for submission of applications for the program is March 18, 2005.

Information and on-line application is available at the following link: http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/loanrepay.htm



University of Southern Mississippi -

Executive Master of Public Health Degree Program for Spring 2005

Earlier this year, the University of Southern Mississippi introduced its Executive Master of Public Health Degree in health policy and administration. This curriculum uses a combination of online and campus courses to allow working health professionals to prepare for senior management while maintaining employment. <more>




Mississippi College Answer Launches

Mississippi's premier online resource for college planning is now new and improved. What once was known as Mississippi Wiredscholar has been officially renamed as Mississippi College Answer. This resource is presented by USA Funds on the web...  <more>




Upcoming Career Fairs in Mississippi for 2005

The MHA Health Careers Center has health care recruiters that attend many career fairs and conventions throughout the state of Mississippi. They find it to be a vital tool in recruitment as well as educating students and re-careering professionals of all the many job possibilities in healthcare. If your organization is interested in having the HCC attend a career fair you see coming up in the near future, please contact Curnis Upkins at 601-368-3303 or Rosalyn Smith-Howard at 601-368-3244. Also, to view all the upcoming college and high school career fairs, click here.




Mississippi Access for Rural Care (MARC)

MARC Medical Enrichment & Development (MMED)

Summer Program 2005

The MARC Medical Enrichment & Development (MMED) program is a six-week medical enrichment program that provides informational, technical, and financial assistance to minority and disadvantaged college students who have a desire to work in primary health care in rural underserved areas of Mississippi after they obtain their prospective degrees. To find out more about the program and how to apply, click here.





The MHA Health Careers Center 'Nursing Exploration' Scout Patch Program of Mississippi.

The Nursing Exploration patch program is based on a similar Girl Scout patch program in North Carolina and brought to Mississippi by the HCC as a way to increase youth's knowledge of the variety of career opportunities available in nursing and to increase their awareness of the growing need for nurses. On June 8th, 2004 at South Central Regional Medical Center, a reception was held for Girl Scouts from Jones, Jasper, and Smith Counties. There, they received their Nurse Exploration Scouting Badges for completing the program... <more>

























































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