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NURSING SPOTLIGHT: Mary Scott

Mary Scott has been a nurse for more than 21 years and is currently employed in Quality Management at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport.

A resident of Long Beach, Scott is a Gulfport native and graduate of Harrison Central High School.

After receiving as associate’s degree in nursing from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jefferson Davis campus, she attended University of South Alabama, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She then went on to earn her master's in nursing education.

In her career, Scott has held many different job titles and worked in a variety of positions, including in as a Med/Surg nurse, a pediatric nurse, and a school nurse. She also has worked as an adjunct faculty member in MGCCC’s practical nursing program and in University of Southern Mississippi’s undergraduate nursing program.

A longtime member of the Mississippi Nurses Association, Scott joined when she first became a registered nurse. Since then, she has been the recipient of MNA’s Pediatric Nurse of the Year in 1998 and has served on their convention planning committee for more than a decade.

Additionally, Scott has served as an officer for MNA’s fifth district, holding offices of treasurer and secretary, as well as working in other capacities.

In 2006, along with fellow RN Debbie Mauffrey, Scott was given the honor of speaking at the annual MNA convention on Gulf Coast nurses and their experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina.

“I am proud to be a nurse and would recommend nursing as a profession to anyone,” said Scott.

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