Waldron Completes NMMC’s Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship
TUPELO, Miss—Nurse practitioner Hollie Waldron, AGNP-C, of Thaxton recently graduated from North Mississippi Medical Center’s Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship.
Waldron received an associate degree in nursing from Bevill State Community College in Jasper, Alabama, in 2006. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus in 2014 and her master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of North Alabama in Florence in 2017. She became certified as an adult-gerontology nurse practitioner in 2019.
Waldron has rejoined the staff of the NMMC Bariatric Center, where she worked for 13 years before pursuing fellowship training. She has been a Certified Bariatric Nurse since 2016.
NMMC’s 12-month fellowship program bridges a newly licensed and certified nurse practitioner from the academic setting to the private health care delivery system. Each fellow completes a series of clinical rotations and didactic sessions to further prepare for direct patient care. Clinical rotations may include cardiovascular, diabetes, rheumatology, neurology, pain management, infectious disease, mental health and primary care. Didactic sessions include tobacco cessation, Department of Transportation physical exam, rural trauma, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, Merit-based Incentive Payment System, advanced diagnostics and pharmacology.
Fellows also undergo leadership and communication training that includes Crucial Conversations, Five Choices and Seven Habits of Effective Leaders. The NMMC Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship is accredited by the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium as well as the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
For more information, visit www.nmhs.net/advanced-practice-clinician-fellowship, or call (662) 377-3270 or 1-800-THE DESK (1-800-843-3375).