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St. Dominic Nursing Supervisor, UMMC Nurse Educator Join MC Faculty

Callie S. Tate and Jacob Crouch have joined the Mississippi College School of Nursing faculty.
Callie S. Tate and Jacob Crouch have joined the Mississippi College School of Nursing faculty.

Callie S. Tate, B.S.N.

Callie S. Tate, a Mississippi College alum and nursing supervisor in the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit at St. Dominic Hospital, has joined the MC faculty as an instructor in nursing.

After graduating at the top of her class in the B.S.N. Program at MC in 2017, Tate served as a registered nurse at St. Dominic Hospital, first in the post-operative floor, then on the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit. In 2020, she was promoted to nursing supervisor, and is pursuing her M.S.N. from William Carey University’s online program.

A Mississippi College Presidential Scholar with Distinction and a Mississippi Eminent Scholar at MC from 2013 to 2017, Tate received numerous awards during her collegiate career. She received Metro Christian Living Magazine’s Christian Leader of the Future Award in 2013, she was a Miss Mississippi College selection in 2014, and she earned the Belfour Nursing Award for Highest GPA in the nursing senior class in 2017.

Leadership Chair of the Omicron Lambda Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Tate serves on William Carey University’s Student Evaluation Committee. She is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Life Support, and Advanced Stroke Life Support, among other professional certifications.

Jacob Crouch, B.S.N.

Jacob Crouch, a Mississippi College alum and a nurse educator for a medical surgical floor at the University of Mississippi Medical Center has joined the MC faculty as an instructor in nursing.

Salutatorian of the Southeast Lauderdale High School Class of 2006, Crouch received his B.S.N. from MC in 2010. He served as a registered nurse at UMMC from 2011 to 2016 before being promoted to nurse educator. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in nursing with an emphasis on telehealth and human behavior at UMMC.

An active member of the Mississippi Nurses Association and the Southern Nursing Research Society, Crouch serves as a Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor. In 2019, he received the Mississippi Nurses Foundation Ph.D. Research Grant, the Mississippi Board of Nursing Workforce Scholarship, and a poster presentation award at the UMMC School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences Research Day.

A member of several committees at UMMC, including the Value Analysis Team, the Competency Advisory Council, and the CAUTI Task Force, Crouch gave a presentation, “Telehealth and Nursing in the Rural Community,” to North Korean and invited attendees of the International Conference of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology.

He has championed a hat and glove drive for Stewpot Ministries, co-championed a clothing drive to support Mercy Delta Express clinics, and developed a basin-less bathing process with UMMC’s infection preventionist, helping instruct and implement the procedure throughout the adult hospital.