MSN Partners

We are very proud to have formal partnerships with several hospitals in the region and we work with many additional organizations to accommodate student needs. Our current partner facilities include:

  • Grove Hill Memorial Hospital
  • Mobile Infirmary Health System
    • Mobile Infirmary Medical Center
    • Thomas Hospital
  • Monroe County Hospital
  • Providence Hospital
  • Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta
  • Springhill Medical Center
  • Southeast Alabama Medical Center

If your organization is not one of our partners and you are interested in becoming a partner, please contact us.

Email Dr. Ola Fox, DNS, GNP, CNL, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Nursing

Partnership Events

Each year the Division of Nursing, in conjunction with the Graduate Studies office, hosts an event planned especially for partners. Typically a noteworthy speaker from the practice and/or academic arena presents a keynote address and an informational panel comprised of partners, students and guests may also be included.

2013 Event

Friday, May 3, 2013, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Byrne Memorial Hall
Featured Speaker:  Joanne F. Roy, RN, PhD, Director, Clinical Development, 
                                 MidState Medical Center, A Hartford HealthCare Partner
For more information or to RSVP please call (251) 380-3094 or email

Past Events

2012 - The CNL Role in an Innovative Environment Where Empowered Nurses Flourish, Janet Niemi Chubb, DHSc, RN, North Okaloosa Medical Center, Crestview, FL

2011 - The Magnet Journey, Beverly Barrett, MPH, BSN, NE-BC - Vice President, Specialty Care Services, Children's Health System of Alabama

2010 - A CNL Journey:  Creating and Living the Vision, Tammy Lee, MSN, RN, CNL - Clinical Nurse Leader Coordinator Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina

2009 - Creating a Culture of Safety:  The Importance to Nursing, Mary Geary, PhD, RN - Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety & Interim Vice President of Nursing, Mobile Infirmary Medical Center

2008 - Healthcare 2008:  In the Midst of the Perfect Storm, Marjorie Wiggins, RN, BSN, MBA, CNAA, BC, Vice President of Nursing & Chief Nursing Officer of Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, was the keynote speaker, followed by a panel discussion with Chief Nursing Executives from area hospitals.

2007The CNL Passport for Success, Dr. Joan Stanley, RN, CRNP, FAAN, Staff Liaison CNL Steering Committee and Senior Director of Education Policy, American Association Colleges of Nursing; and local partners Tina Vanderheiden, RN, MSN, Director of Nursing, Infirmary West; and Kimberly New, RN, MSN, CNL, Infirmary West.

2006The Clinical Nurse Leader Journey: Challenges, Outcomes & Future Directions, Dr. James L. Harris, RN, APRN-BC, MBA, Associate Director, Patient Care / Nursing Services, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System; and Paula Miller, RN, MSN, CNL, GI / Bronchscopy Lab, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.