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UMW selects nursing program director
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The University of Mary Washington has selected Pamela McCullough, a longtime Fredericksburg area nurse, as the director of its upcoming nursing program, according to a university release.
McCullough has lived in the Fredericksburg area since 1998 and most recently spent more than two years as nursing program director at Stratford University in Woodbridge. Perviously, she spent about a decade as a certified nurse practitioner at Pratt Pediatrics in Fredericksburg.
She received a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and post-master’s certificate from the Catholic University of America and a doctor of nursing practice from Old Dominion University. She completed her doctoral capstone project at UMW’s Student Health Center from 2009 to 2011.
McCullough has a passion for the liberal arts, as well as patient care, the release says. She started out as a theater major as an undergraduate, then began nursing school.
The UMW program is designed for registered nurses who have graduated with an accredited associate’s degree or diploma nursing program.
“Continuing your education to the bachelor level makes you able to see a more global picture of healthcare,” she said in the release. “You are looking at populations instead of individuals. You are learning how to think using different models. It’s exposure to different ways of thinking.”
The program will include classes that allow nurses to make connections between their everyday situations and liberal arts disciplines, including advanced writing techniques, sociology courses on global health and medicine, and medical ethics, said the release. The bachelors in nursing program is slated to begin in the fall.
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