Hattiesburg since 1998, first approached administrators at the university about launching the program four years ago. She has played an active role in the education of student anesthetists through a faculty position at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and as the associate director of the Baylor College of Medicine’s graduate program in nurse anesthesia.
“Our vision is that the Southern Miss nurse anesthesia program will emerge as a premier practice-oriented doctoral nurse anesthesia program that excels in scholarship, practice and research,” said Stuart.
The news follows on the heels of the announcement that the Southern Miss Foundation will launch a fundraising campaign to construct a new nursing building on campus. Dr. Katherine Nugent, director of the School of Nursing at Southern Miss, said the addition of the nurse anesthesia program will enrich the educational experience of all students in University of Southern Mississippi nursing programs.
“There will be opportunity for integrated learning and sharing of information relating to roles, knowledge, and practice competencies of our students in the entry-level, advanced practice, and Doctor of Nursing practice programs. In addition, scholarship and transitional research will be enhanced,” Nugent said.
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