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Hinds CC a perfect place to start nursing careers for young, older students
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09 September

Hinds CC a perfect place to start nursing careers for young, older students

JACKSON – Careers in healthcare often come from life experiences that put people up close and personal with matters of life and death.

Tiffany Roberts and Al Brennan, both of Pearl and prospective students in programs offered at Hinds’ Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center, see nursing school as chances to repay or improve on gifts of life.

Tiffany Roberts, second from left, of Pearl, listens to a presentation in the Associate Degree Nursing Learning Lab at the Fall 2016 Nursing Showcase at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Tiffany Roberts, second from left, of Pearl, listens to a presentation in the Associate Degree Nursing Learning Lab at the Fall 2016 Nursing Showcase at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“When I was 15, my brother had an accident and spent several months in an ICU,” said Roberts, a mother of three who’s ready to go back to school in the medical field. “I knew at that point in time, standing in his room, what I wanted to do.”

Brennan used to work behind the camera making television commercials. A series of medical experiences led to a switch to healthcare. Now, he’s a mental health technician has his sights set on a career of service in nursing.

Al Brennan, of Pearl, speaks with Kim Neely, coordinator of Continuing Education for Short Term Programs at the Fall 2016 Nursing Showcase at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Al Brennan, of Pearl, speaks with Kim Neely, coordinator of Continuing Education for Short Term Programs at the Fall 2016 Nursing Showcase at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“My grandmother had Alzheimer’s, then my son and I have been to an ER in the past, and I’ve been through bad experiences,” he said. “It was just the insensitivity in patient care that really got my attention. I’d want to be the type of nurse that would want to reach out and show compassion, work with doctors and help the patient.”

Both were among about 120 people who attended the 2016 Nursing and Allied Health Showcase Tuesday, Sept. 6 at NAHC.

Prospective students and others toured the campus’ learning labs, spoke with faculty, explored the college’s 13 health-related and two short-term programs and got the latest on requirements and deadlines.

“Guests spoke with our faculty one-on-one to learn about our programs of study and the promising careers in healthcare that Hinds graduates obtain,” said Kathryn Cole, district director of Enrollment Services.

Programs showcased included Associate Degree Nursing (RN), Dental Assisting Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Science, Health Information Technology, Health Care Assistant, Medical Assisting Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care Technology, Surgical Technology, and two short-term programs, Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy.

“Graduates of our programs are employed at rates of 90 to 100 percent within a year of graduation and consistently meet national benchmarks for licensure/registry pass rates,” said Dr. Libby Mahaffey, dean of Nursing and Allied Health.

The program’s solid reputation brought Rachel Norton, of Clinton, back to earn additional credentials as she builds her career.

Rachel Norton, of Clinton, seeks information about continuing her education at the 2016 Fall Nursing Showcase at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. Norton is a Hinds graduate who wants to return to complete the college's Physical Therapy Assistant program. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Rachel Norton, of Clinton, seeks information about continuing her education at the 2016 Fall Nursing Showcase at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. Norton is a Hinds graduate who wants to return to complete the college’s Physical Therapy Assistant program. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“I’m already graduate of Hinds,” Norton said. “I’ve come back to complete the Physical Therapy Assistant program.”

Alexis Vaughn, 16, of Brandon, has graduated a year early from high school and already has the energy to serve. She’s considering Hinds for the program’s successes and its proximity to home.

Alexis Vaughn, center foreground, speaks about the George Ball Simulation Center with support staff member Lesa McFarland at the Fall 2016 Nursing Showcase at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. From left, Vaughn's mother and sister, Marsha and Madison Vaughn. On the table is a manikin used to simulate various life functions in the simulation facility. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

Alexis Vaughn, center foreground, speaks about the Dr. George Ball Simulation Center with support staff member Lesa McFarland at the Fall 2016 Nursing Showcase at Hinds Community College Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. From left, Vaughn’s mother and sister, Marsha and Madison Vaughn. On the table is a manikin used to simulate various life functions in the simulation facility. (Hinds Community College/April Garon)

“Nursing is something I’ve always wanted to do because I like helping people and the impact nurses have on people’s lives,” Vaughn said.

Technical and associate degree programs at NAHC are nationally accredited by specialty accrediting organizations. The career programs meet state accreditation/approval guidelines.

The Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center is at 1750 Chadwick Drive. For more information on individual programs, call 601-376-4807 or visit http://www.hindscc.edu. 

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Hinds CC Nursing program to be showcased Sept. 6
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02 September

Hinds CC Nursing program to be showcased Sept. 6

RAYMOND – The Hinds Community College Nursing & Allied Health Showcase is set for 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Nursing/Allied Health Center in Jackson.

Prospective students and others will get a chance to tour the campus’ learning labs, speak with faculty, explore the college’s 13 health-related and two short-term programs and find out about requirements and deadlines.

The nursing showcase at Hinds is open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. Free food and prizes will be offered.

“We would love to introduce you to one of our nursing and allied health programs which all focus on preparing competent, caring healthcare professionals,” said Dr. Libby Mahaffey, dean of Nursing and Allied Health. “Graduates of our programs are employed at rates of 90 to 100 percent within a year of graduation and consistently meet national benchmarks for licensure/registry pass rates.”

Technical and associate degree programs at NAHC are nationally accredited by specialty accrediting organizations. The career programs meet state accreditation/approval guidelines.

Associate Degree Nursing (RN), Dental Assisting Technology, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Emergency Medical Science, Health Information Technology, Health Care Assistant, Medical Assisting Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Care Technology, Surgical Technology, and two short-term programs, Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy.

“This event is a great opportunity for prospective students to meet our faculty and get first-hand information about our programs and how to get admitted,” District Director of Enrollment Services Kathryn Cole said.

The Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center is at 1750 Chadwick Drive. For more information on the event, call 601-376-4807 or visit http://www.hindscc.edu.

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Caregiving continues for new assistant nursing dean at Hinds CC
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31 August

Caregiving continues for new assistant nursing dean at Hinds CC

A love for teaching and nursing continues in a new leadership role for Kathy Elliott, this time here at Hinds Community College.

Elliott was hired in August as assistant dean for nursing at the Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center. A Flora resident, she arrives at Hinds from being the director of licensure and practice with the Mississippi State Board of Nursing.

Kathy Elliott, assistant dean for nursing.

Kathy Elliott, assistant dean for nursing.

Previously, the Collierville, Tenn., native directed career and technical education with the Mississippi Community College Board and taught two nine-year stints at Jones County Junior College, as director of the practical nursing program, and East Central Community College, as practical nursing instructor. She entered teaching after six years at a community hospital and doing home healthcare in Bay Springs, in Jasper County.

The program’s newest addition hopes to meld two related disciplines to keep Hinds’ nursing program top-notch.

“It’s the best of both worlds,” Elliott said. “You have the environment with the students where you’re teaching. And you also have that of the hospital, where you go and take care of patients along with your students. I never felt like I left the patient world.”

As assistant dean, Elliott will work closely with the associate degree nursing, practical nursing, and healthcare assisting.

“I will help faculty prepare students to go out into the current healthcare environment with sharp skills and promote student retention,” she said. “And to help students pass their licensure examination on the first try, if possible. Those pass rates reflect what the program is doing.”

“One thing that attracted us to Kathy was her leadership skills,” Dean Dr. Libby Mahaffey said. “She has excellent leadership skills that will benefit the division of nursing. She’s had positions of leadership at the state level. We’re excited she’s coming to join our allied health family.”

Recruiting efforts for Hinds’ nursing and allied health programs center kick off Sept. 8 at the Muse Center for the Nursing & Allied Health Showcase. Faculty will be on hand to answer questions from prospective students on the college’s 13 health-related and two short-term programs.

“We are looking for prospective students who want a rewarding and meaningful career in a Nursing or Health Related Profession,” said Christie Adair, admissions manager at NAHC. “Our programs will equip these students to become skilled and caring healthcare providers, who can also enjoy a secure job in an ever-growing field.”

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Hinds CC NAHC students raise thousands for Tupelo veteran to hunt at Tara Wildlife
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08 June

Hinds CC NAHC students raise thousands for Tupelo veteran to hunt at Tara Wildlife

PEARLThis year’s service project by Hinds’ Jackson Campus – Nursing/Allied Health Center is a win-win for young cancer patients and survivors and military veterans who need friendly ears to hear their stories.

Proceeds from a softball tournament planned by nursing instructors and students raised about $4,000, split evenly between Camp Rainbow, a five-day camp dedicated to pediatric cancer patients and survivors ages 6 to 17 in Mississippi, and the Warrior Bonfire Project, a Vicksburg-based nonprofit for Purple Heart veterans. Rain halted the games, but not the giving.

Funds raised for WBP will pay for an all-inclusive, three-day archery hunt later this year at Tara Wildlife, north of Vicksburg, for Tim Bell, a Blue Springs veteran chosen by the organization to take part in its next event for its next activity, and his spouse, said Lesa Wilson, director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at NAHC. The donations were announced Saturday at Hinds’ Military Appreciation Day at the Muse Center on the Rankin Campus.

From left, Angela Dewey and Melody Rayborn Block, both students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, hold a check for $2,000 to the Warrior Bonfire Project from the Nursing/Allied Health Center as part of this year’s community outreach service project.

From left, Angela Dewey and Melody Rayborn Block, both students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, hold a check for $2,000 to the Warrior Bonfire Project from the Nursing/Allied Health Center as part of this year’s community outreach service project.

Also donated for Bell’s hunt were a “Bad-Boy Buggy” from Nelson Golf Cars & Utility Vehicles, in Jackson, a “Mr. Buddy” portable propane heater and a $300 gift card from Bass Pro Shop, purchased by the nursing students.

“We’re very excited to do this for him,” Wilson said. “The DMS students raised money for the gift card by creating and selling t-shirts.”

“On behalf of the Warrior Bonfire Project, its founder, Dan Fordice, and board of directors, we would like to thank you and all of the 2015 Class of Diagnostic Medical Sonography at Hinds Community College for your outstanding efforts to secure an opportunity for one of our Purple Hearts from Tupelo to go on an archery hunt weekend at Tara Wildlife and for his spouse to come along,” said Helen Phillips, director of special projects for WBP. “We thank you for your continued support of our organization, at Hinds Community College and the surrounding areas.

Bell, a first sergeant in the Army’s 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, was injured in Iraq when his platoon was attacked twice in four months in 2009.

“I love to deer hunt and I am so excited for this opportunity,” Bell said in a letter to Wilson and her students. “Thank you so much for what you folks have done. I wouldn’t ever be able to go to a place like this if it wasn’t for people like y’all.”

WBP was founded in 2012 and involves veterans injured in combat a chance to bond through activities in stress-free environments that promote camaraderie and therapeutic healing. For more information on the organization, visit www.warriorbonfireproject.org.

Each year, the Nursing/Allied Health Center has a community outreach service project to benefit area charities. For more information on future projects or the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, email lbwilson@hindscc.edu.

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2015 Spring Commencement- Associated Degree Nursing Ceremony
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14 May

2015 Spring Commencement- Associated Degree Nursing Ceremony

Hinds graduated more than 200 in nursing and allied health programs on Thursday. Lorie Ramsey, chief operating officer at Merit Health River Region, was the speaker for all three.

Hinds is graduating nearly 1,200 over the three days of ceremonies, with more than 800 participating in one of the ceremonies. Those graduates will receive more than 1,500 certificates and degrees since some graduates will receive more than one credential.

As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled nearly 12,000 credit students in fall 2014. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

 

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Mary Tate of Jackson, center, graduated on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College. With here are Jasmine Course, left, and Nikki Moore, right.

Mary Tate of Jackson, center, graduated on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing from Hinds Community College. With here are Jasmine Course, left, and Nikki Moore, right.

Graduating with an Associate Degree in Nursing on May 14 at Hinds Community College are, from left, Lindsey Thompson, Caitlyn Voyles, Fraser Adams, Memory McPherson and Todd Pitts, all of Jackson.

Graduating with an Associate Degree in Nursing on May 14 at Hinds Community College are, from left, Lindsey Thompson, Caitlyn Voyles, Fraser Adams, Memory McPherson and Todd Pitts, all of Jackson.

Victoria Gilmore of Jackson graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing on May 14 at Hinds Community College. Celebrating with her is friend Lena Gilmore.

Victoria Gilmore of Jackson graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing on May 14 at Hinds Community College. Celebrating with her is friend Lena Gilmore.

Oralia Sanchez of Richland graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing on May 14 at Hinds Community College. With her are Sergio Sanchez and Natalie Sanchez, 1.

Oralia Sanchez of Richland graduated with an Associate Degree in Nursing on May 14 at Hinds Community College. With her are Sergio Sanchez and Natalie Sanchez, 1.

The  graduation speaker on May 14 for the Hinds Community College nursing and allied health ceremonies was Lorie Ramsey, chief operating officer at Merit Health River Region.

The graduation speaker on May 14 for the Hinds Community College nursing and allied health ceremonies was Lorie Ramsey, chief operating officer at Merit Health River Region.

Heather Horner of Ridgeland celebrates her May 14 graduation from Hinds Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing with her parents and grandparents, from left, Jerry Horner, Gene Horner, Andrea Horner and Cille Horner.

Heather Horner of Ridgeland celebrates her May 14 graduation from Hinds Community College with an Associate Degree in Nursing with her parents and grandparents, from left, Jerry Horner, Gene Horner, Andrea Horner and Cille Horner.

Happy graduates at the May 14 Associate Degree Nursing ceremony at Hinds Community fling their hats in the air.

Happy graduates at the May 14 Associate Degree Nursing ceremony at Hinds Community fling their hats in the air.

The  graduation speaker on May 14 for the Hinds Community College nursing and allied health ceremonies was Lorie Ramsey, chief operating officer at Merit Health River Region.

The graduation speaker on May 14 for the Hinds Community College nursing and allied health ceremonies was Lorie Ramsey, chief operating officer at Merit Health River Region.

Celebrating their graduation from Hinds Community College on May 14 with  Associate Degrees in Nursing are, from left, Taylor Wages of Pearl, Virginia Johnson of Jackson, Nathan Goss of Brandon, Johnny Jones of Pelahatchie, Jason Hawthorne of Lake and Donielle Hartt of Pearl.

Celebrating their graduation from Hinds Community College on May 14 with Associate Degrees in Nursing are, from left, Taylor Wages of Pearl, Virginia Johnson of Jackson, Nathan Goss of Brandon, Johnny Jones of Pelahatchie, Jason Hawthorne of Lake and Donielle Hartt of Pearl.

Taylor Wages of Pearl, left, and Donielle Hartt of Pearl get ready for graduation on May 14 at Hinds Community College. Both received an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Taylor Wages of Pearl, left, and Donielle Hartt of Pearl get ready for graduation on May 14 at Hinds Community College. Both received an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Hinds employee Kathy Price helps Kelly Parker of Brandon get ready for graduation on May 14 at Hinds Community College. Parker, 47, was a sales representative before deciding to go to nursing school. “This was my dream,” she said. She already had a degree in marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Hinds employee Kathy Price helps Kelly Parker of Brandon get ready for graduation on May 14 at Hinds Community College. Parker, 47, was a sales representative before deciding to go to nursing school. “This was my dream,” she said. She already had a degree in marketing from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Lacy Pippin of Flowood, standing, and Ana Recinos of Pearl graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Lacy Pippin of Flowood, standing, and Ana Recinos of Pearl graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

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Matthew Kessler of Vicksburg, left, and William McMullan of Pearl graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. McMullan, 37, was a network engineer before going to nursing school. “It was rough at times, but worth it,” he said.

Matthew Kessler of Vicksburg, left, and William McMullan of Pearl graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. McMullan, 37, was a network engineer before going to nursing school. “It was rough at times, but worth it,” he said.

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Hinds employee Bessie Cox helps Tammy Uthoff of Bentonia with her hat. She graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. Uthoff, 42, was a dental assistant before going to nursing school. “I raised my kids and decided I wanted to do this. I’ve always wanted to be a nurse,” she said. She and her husband got married on May 1 and between them they have five children ages 8 to 24 and two grandchildren. “My fiancé was just great. They all helped,” she said.

Hinds employee Bessie Cox helps Tammy Uthoff of Bentonia with her hat. She graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing. Uthoff, 42, was a dental assistant before going to nursing school. “I raised my kids and decided I wanted to do this. I’ve always wanted to be a nurse,” she said. She and her husband got married on May 1 and between them they have five children ages 8 to 24 and two grandchildren. “My fiancé was just great. They all helped,” she said.

Katie Holder of Crystal Springs, Lauren Alford of Carthage, Joseph Easterling of Morton graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Katie Holder of Crystal Springs, Lauren Alford of Carthage, Joseph Easterling of Morton graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Hinds Community College Admission employee Ann Travis checks in Nathan Goss of Brandon. He graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

Hinds Community College Admission employee Ann Travis checks in Nathan Goss of Brandon. He graduated from Hinds Community College on May 14 with an Associate Degree in Nursing.

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Posted by on 21 April

Hinds CC Radiologic Technology student finishes third in national contest

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T.J. Stegall of Brandon, a Hinds Community College Radiologic Technology program student, finished third overall in a national competition in March.

The program is at Hinds’ Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center.

The competition was part of the 26th Student Seminar and Educators’ Conference in Atlanta. About 46 Radiologic Technology programs from across the country were represented. Hinds Community College sent five students to the competition.

Stegall graduates in May and was selected by the faculty to receive the Student Award for Superior Achievement in Radiologic Technology.

For more information on the program, see http://www.hindscc.edu/departments/health_related_professions/mrt/default.aspx.

For information on registering at Hinds Community College, see the Checklist for Success at www.hindscc.edu/checklist.

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Posted by on 23 January

Softball tournament to benefit Batson, Children’s Miracle Network

Hinds Community College’s Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center is sponsoring a Healthy Living Co-ed Softball Tournament to benefit Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The registration deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 28, with the tournament to be played March 21-22 at Pearl Center City. The entry fee is $200 per team, which includes umpires, with ASA rules to be used. The top three teams will receive trophies donated by Mississippi Trophy in Brandon.

For a registration form, go  to www.hindscc.edu and click on the event item headlined “Registration Form for Healthy Living Co-ed Softball Tournament.”

Checks should be made payable to Hinds Community College Student Nurse Organization.

For more information, contact Cynthia Casey, 601.278.1254, cdcasey@hindscc.edu. or Jerusha Tucker, 601.624.6480, jmtucker@hindscc.edu.

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New Simulation Center named for retired physician
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09 January

New Simulation Center named for retired physician

Hinds Community College Thursday unveiled the new Dr. George Ball Simulation Center named in honor of a local long-time physician who formerly served on the college’s Foundation board.

The building was donated to the college by brothers and physicians Dr. Christopher Ball and Dr. Kyle Ball and named for their father, Dr. George Ball. The building formerly housed the brothers’ obstetrics and gynecology practice. The renovation and equipping of the Nursing Simulation Center was made possible by a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.

Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse said Dr. Ball is “a fine, dedicated Christian person that’s interested in his community and gives a lot of his time and resources to it.”

Because the announcement was kept secret until Thursday, the sign on the building was covered so it couldn’t be seen. “I kept driving by to see if you were going to get it completed,” Dr. Ball said. “You made it. It’s beautiful. “

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Dr. George Ball, left, and Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse

The Dr. George Ball Simulation Center at 1820 Hospital Drive in Jackson is near the college’s Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center on Chadwick Drive. The center has four simulation labs, three that look like hospital rooms and a fourth that can be an operating room or emergency room. They are equipped with life-like mannequins that simulate real situations and control rooms that allow for videotaping students performing clinical skills.

Dr. Kyle Ball, speaking on behalf of the family, said the center will be a great training boost to Hinds students.

“You walk into something unknown and you’re scared to death. But if you’ve been pretrained on what this place is supposed to look like, this is how it works – you walk into it with a whole lot of confidence,” he said.

“That’s what these young nurses are going to do. They’re going to walk into the emergency room and know what to do. Their confidence level is just going to soar, as well as their competence level. That’s what Hinds is noted for. The nurses that come out of this school are highly sought after,” Dr. Kyle Ball said.

The Nursing/Allied Health Center enrolls about 900 students each semester. While most of the simulation activities will focus on patient care experiences, all nursing and allied health programs are expected to use the Nursing and Allied Health Simulation Center for some simulated activities.

These programs include associate degree nursing, dental assisting technology, diagnostic medical sonography, emergency medical sciences, health care assistant, health information technology, medical laboratory technology, physical therapy assistant, practical nursing, radiologic technology, respiratory care technology and surgical technology.

“We feel like this is going to serve our students well. It will help us to get the students the experience we want every student to have before they leave here. We know it’ll help build their competence and their confidence,” said Dr. Libby Mahaffey, Nursing and Allied Health dean.

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Dr. George Ball, a retired ob/gyn, participated in a labor and delivery simulation exercise.

Dr. George Ball served on the Hinds Community College Foundation Board of Directors and was a long-time, respected physician who specialized in obstetrics and gynecology in Jackson before his 1998 retirement. During his 35 years of practice, he received much recognition, including awards from the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

A Tylertown native, he attended East Central Community College and Tulane University, graduating in 1957.  He completed an internship at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans in 1958, a fellowship at Tulane University in 1959 and a residency at Charity Hospital in New Orleans in 1961.  He also served as chairman of the Board of Trustees at Central Mississippi Medical Center. A lifelong Methodist, he was instrumental in the development of Riggs Manor Retirement Community in Raymond. 

Three out of the four sons are ob/gyns and the fourth is a pastor. Dr. Kyle Ball said his father “came home tired every day but with a smile on his face. I always said to myself, whatever he’s doing, he’s enjoying it. He’s having fun.”

For more information see the Hinds website at http://www.hindscc.edu/departments/health_related_professions/adn/default.aspx

 

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Open house planned for Simulation Center Thursday
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08 January

Open house planned for Simulation Center Thursday

Hinds Community College has a ribbon-cutting and open house for the new Nursing and Allied Health Simulation Center at 1820 Hospital Drive in Jackson, which is near the college’s Jackson Campus-Nursing/Allied Health Center on Chadwick Drive. The ribbon-cutting is 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.

Because of limited parking, guests are asked to park at the Medical Arts Complex across the street from the Simulation Center.

“This new Nursing and Allied Health Simulation Center offers four simulation labs that will help our nursing and allied health students develop important clinical skills as they are being prepared to care for patients in local health care agencies. Simulation provides an opportunity to enhance professional competencies, experience specific clinical situations, and implement interdisciplinary care,” said Dr. Libby Mahaffey, Nursing and Allied Health dean.

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The building was donated to the college by brothers and physicians Dr. Christopher Ball and Dr. Kyle Ball. The building formerly housed their obstetrics and gynecology practice. The renovation and equipping of the Nursing Simulation Center was made possible by a $2.5 million U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.

The Nursing/Allied Health Center enrolls about 900 students each semester. While most of the simulation activities will focus on patient care experiences, all nursing and allied health programs are expected to use the Nursing and Allied Health Simulation Center for some simulated activities.

These programs include associate degree nursing, dental assisting technology, diagnostic medical sonography, emergency medical sciences, health care assistant, health information technology, medical laboratory technology, physical therapy assistant, practical nursing, radiologic technology, respiratory care technology and surgical technology.

For information on Hinds’ programs see health-related professions under http://www.hindscc.edu/departments/careertech.aspx

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