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McCollum earns PhD

McCollum earns PhD

Holmes Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Instructor Pamela McCollum, RN, MSN, MS, BS, recently earned her PhD in Nursing Education and Administration from William Carey University in Hattiesburg.

Prior earning her PhD, McCollum obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Master of Science in Nursing, and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. A longtime member of the Holmes family, she has taught on the Ridgeland Campus for 23 years; 11 years in her current role as ADN faculty, and 12 as a coordinator and instructor for the Practical Nursing (PN) program.

As an ADN instructor, McCollum's responsibilities include instructing students in the classroom, developing teaching strategies for content taught in the program, supervising students in clinical and student advisement, evaluating student's clinical performance, and assisting in the planning and implementation of simulation lab activities.

As a Holmes PN instructor, McCollum's duties included developing and implementing lesson plans, instructing students in the classroom, supervising students in clinical areas, participating in an advisory committee for local Allied Health programs in area high schools, and serving as the PN student organization advisor. As coordinator, she planned and organized classroom activities, developed program brochures, maintained essential student documents, negotiated new clinical affiliations, and coordinated clinical rotations, among other duties. She also served as the coordinator and facilitator for an accreditation visit for the program.

Preceding her employment with Holmes, McCollum worked as a staff nurse for St. Dominic Health Services, as a charge nurse/nursing preceptor/unit coordinator for the University of Mississippi Medical Center, as a staff nurse for Covington County Hospital, and as a nurse/assistant supervisor and later assistant director of nursing for Hillcrest Health Center.

McCollum has been recognized for her hard work and dedication to her profession through a number of honors. Some of those include the Lynn B. McMahan Gerontology Award, Who's Who in American Nursing, and most recently, Associate Degree Nursing Faculty of the Year for 2015-2016. She continually stays active in professional memberships such as Sigma Theta Tau Inc. International Honor Society of Nursing, the Mississippi Nurses Association/American Nurses Association, and the Holmes Ridgeland Faculty Association. She has also served on several committees, and served as a book reviewer for "Guide to culturally competent health care, 3rd edition" by L.D. Purnell.

For more information about the Holmes Associate Degree Nursing program, you may contact McCollum at or (601) 605-3350. Save

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