Program Gets High Marks: UWG Nursing Continues to Rise in the Ranks
The University of West Georgia Tanner Health System School of Nursing continues to rise in the ranks . . . of the U.S. News and World Report rankings, that is. U.S. News released their 2017 rankings this week, and UWG's online graduate nursing program ranked 29th for 2017, rising from 31st in 2016 and 41st in 2015.
Facing the Odds: Only Black Male in Nursing Cohort Looks Forward to Graduation
Raequon Jones came into this world as a surprise. When Ronette Jones-Milligan went into labor, she headed to the hospital to have her baby. But unbeknownst to her and her doctors, she was carrying twins. The babies were positioned in such a way that Jones' brother was on top of him, hiding his very existence throughout the entire pregnancy. Imagine the surprise to his mother and her doctors.
Combining Two Passions: Alumna Returns to UWG to Teach Next Generation of Nurses
Melissa Downs, MSN, RN, CNE, a clinical assistant professor, knew from a very young age she wanted to become a nurse. Coming from a long line of educators, and a father who taught high school for over 30 years, her path was essentially chosen. After working as a clinical nurse professional for 26 years, she made the decision to transition into an educator.
DAISY Award Presented to Two UWG Nursing Faculty Members
Two University of West Georgia faculty members from the Tanner Health System School of Nursing recently received the DAISY Award. The Disease Attacking the Immune System (DAISY) Foundation recognized Dr. Rita Mahmoud, assistant professor, and Melissa Downs, clinical assistant professor.