College of Health Sciences
Dr. South is a pediatric oncology nurse. She received a BS from Mississippi State University, a BSN in nursing from Ole Miss in 1982, and a masters and doctorate in child health nursing and teaching nursing, from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1995. Dr. South works with children who have a chronic illness such as asthma, hemophilia, cancer, and other long term conditions. She has taught nursing since 1988, having a true passion for nursing of children. She has worked as a subject matter expert in curriculum design, development, and implementation. She continues to work part time when not teaching. Dr. South also volunteers in public schools doing vision, scoliosis, hearing, dental, EPSDTs, and other screens. She has a vision of social change that involves giving back to the community and working for children and a healthier nation. Dr. South has a passion is camp nursing. She went to camp as a child, worked as a counselor during college, and helped to start the Mississippi camp for children with cancer, Camp Rainbow. She has been involved with camps her whole life taking students to camp as part of their clinical experience.
Dr. South is currently an online graduate nurse faculty, peer reviewer for an international nursing journal, committee member of a national organization, and active volunteer in her community.