School Department News
School of Nursing
The August 2016 graduates of the pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at William Carey University’s Tradition campus received a 100 percent passing rate on the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
“We are very proud of our students and faculty for this great accomplishment,” said Dr. Bobbie Loveless, associate dean and professor. The 13 students who graduated in August were the second class this year to receive the 100 percent pass rate; the May graduating class did so as well.
Loveless said she attributes the success to an emphasis on high academic standards, a focus on educational competency via a concept-based curriculum, and a well-qualified faculty.
“The Tradition nursing faculty on average have nearly 30 years of clinical nursing experience and 18 years of nursing education experience,” she said. “Seventy percent of the faculty are educationally prepared at the doctoral level and have earned terminal degrees in nursing.”
For more information about the William Carey University School of Nursing, visit wmcarey.edu or call (228) 702-1825 to speak with Denise Hancock, undergraduate program director for the Tradition campus.
The Student Nurses Association at William Carey University’s Hattiesburg campus is leading a drive to collect items for the flood victims in Louisiana. The drive began September 5 and will continue through September 19. Student organizations and individuals from across campus are contributing to the relief drive, and the public is invited to contribute as well. Some of the items being collected are canned food, water, clothing, shoes, diapers, baby wipes, pet supplies, hygiene and cleaning products. Items may be dropped off at the School of Nursing located in Fail-Asbury Hall on William Carey Parkway. Pictured are Dr. Jenna Barton, SNA treasurer Natalie Bourn, SNA president Joshua Jones, and Dr. Emily Scott.