SAU Nursing constructing regional simulation center

February 17, 2015

SAU Nursing Ginger Covington in Sim Lab

Construction is underway for the region’s first rural simulation-based healthcare educational training center at Southern Arkansas University, and that is just one of many things the SAU Department of Nursing is excited about. The 1,920 square-foot SAU Health Science Simulation Center (HSSC) will provide the latest technologies in simulation equipment. Construction cost for the project… Read More

Big boots to fill for Mulerider Baird as Maye graduates from SAU

May 14, 2014

Muleriders Megan Maye (Left) and Payton Baird

Megan Maye took the Mulerider mascot to new heights and helped Southern Arkansas University reach record enrollment numbers before she graduated on May 9, 2014, leaving some big boots to fill for the new Mulerider Payton Baird. Baird, a freshman pre-nursing major from Fouke, will have the reins officially passed to her from Maye during… Read More

SAU Spring Commencement set for Friday, May 9, 2014

May 5, 2014

SAU graduates smiling

Southern Arkansas University’s Spring Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, May 9, 2014. A total of 420 candidates for graduation will be recognized in three ceremonies. Related Stories Steve Browning named interim athletic director Southern Arkansas University President Dr. David Rankin has announced the appointment of Steve Browning as interim director of athletics effective December… Read More

SAU Nursing demos simulation lab for high school students

April 8, 2014

SAU Nursing demos sim lab to high schoolers

Magnolia High School senior pre-health students recently got to watch a “childbirth” courtesy of Southern Arkansas University’s Wharton Nursing Simulation Lab. A total of 39 MHS students visited the SAU Department of Nursing during a nursing pre-health mentoring day on March 11, 2014. Students visited the simulation lab where they were shown how SAU’s lab… Read More

Nursing students partner with theatre, genetics students

October 12, 2011

Genetics students practice mapping karyotypes, as they will do with their own DNA once their blood samples are processed.

MAGNOLIA – Students from the Department of Theatre and Mass Communication and students from the Department of Nursing at Southern Arkansas University have teamed up to provide opportunities for nursing students to practice their skills through live enactments of patient/nurse scenarios. The collaborative program was arranged by Assistant Professor of Nursing and Lab Skills Coordinator… Read More

Dr. Scott McKay named Science and Technology dean

August 29, 2011

Scott McKay

MAGNOLIA – Dr. Scott McKay has been named dean of the College of Science and Technology at Southern Arkansas University. McKay came to SAU from the University of Central Missouri where he served as chairman of the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Physics. He was also the founder and director of UCMO’s Center for Alternative… Read More

Spring commencement planned for May 6

April 27, 2011

MAGNOLIA – Spring commencement exercises at Southern Arkansas University are scheduled to take place during three ceremonies on Friday, May 6. During the ceremonies, a total of 332 students are expected to receive degrees. The Department of Nursing commencement will take place at 2 p.m. with America Farrell, chief executive officer of the Medical Center… Read More

Shirey named Certified Nurse Educator

August 31, 2010

MAGNOLIA – Laura Shirey, assistant professor of nursing and director of the associate degree in nursing program at Southern Arkansas University, has earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League of Nursing. Shirey has been a registered nurse… Read More

SAU to sponsor Wharton Nursing Building dedication

November 19, 2008

MAGNOLIA–Southern Arkansas University will dedicate the Wharton Nursing Building addition and renovation project from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, December 1, in classroom 244. Keynote remarks will be made by U.S. Congressman Mike Ross. Dr. Bernadette Fincher, Chair of the SAU Department of Nursing, said the expansion comes at a good time as there is… Read More