Lisa South

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Technology
B.S. Business Administration (BSBA)

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.

Courses Taught

NURS 6052 - Essentials of Evidence Based Practice

NURS 6001 - Foundations of Graduate Study

NURS 6003 - Foundations for Graduate Study

NURS 6002 - Transitions to Graduate Study


BS, Mississippi State University

BSN, University of Mississippi Medical Center

MSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham

PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public Service

Mathiston Civic League, Board Member - Mathiston

MOADN, Board of Directors - Jackson

OADN, Committee Member - Washington

Awards / Honors

BARD Access Systems Research Award, APON, 1995

Medical Center Research Fellow, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1989

Spirit of Mississippi for dedication to Mississipp, Mississippi, 1986

UAB School of Nursing Research Assistant, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, 1988

Washington Women's Luncheon Club Scholarship, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1982

Young Faculty Research Award-renewed for second ye, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1998

Young Faculty Research Award, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1997


Buckner, E., South, L. D. (2011). Children's Oncology Camp from Multiple Perspectives. Compasspoint

Erceg, L., South, L. D., Cranwell-Bruce, L., Marugg, M., Rudd, M. (2012). It happened this summer: 2012 camp nurses share their experiences. Compasspoint

South, L. D. (2010). My view: Summer camp as a clinical site for student nurses. Compasspoint

South, L. D., Buckner, E. (2013). Perspectives worth sharing: What's cooking at camp? Campers' experience of fresh gardening at camp. Compasspoint 23(2)

South, L. D. (2011). Where are inhalers stowed at camp?. Compasspoint


South, L. D. (2016). Test Item Writing and Blueprinting. Mississippi Delta Community College

South, L. D. (2016). The Accreditation Process . Mississippi Delta Community College

South, L. (2004). WebCT Superuser Panel. WebCT