Watch: International Nursing Jobs at UMMC

International nursing jobs in the United States provide a unique opportunity to experience a new country while expanding your professional skills. But how can you be sure to find the right place? Start with the country’s premier staffing agency for internationally-trained nurses and get to know their healthcare partners, like the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC).

To help international nurses learn more about working at UMMC, O’Grady Peyton International recently hosted a live Facebook event with UMMC’s Alice Chaney Herndon, Director of Nursing, Women’s Services, and our own Senior Director of Recruitment Deirdre O'Regan. This informative session is now available for download.

During the recording of this live event, O’Regan, Herndon and several members of her staff discuss the opportunities at UMMC and the benefits for international nurses, including a question and answer session with nurses who attended the event.

Special Event: International Nursing Jobs with UMMC

During this special online event for international nurses you’ll hear from:

  • Alice Chaney Herndon, MSN, RNC-NIC, UMMC Director of Nursing, Women’s Services. Herndon has served in various capacities at UMMC for more than 15 years. She was honored with the DAISY Nurse Leader Award in 2021 for her caring and determined leadership, and for creating a supportive environment for UMMC nurses.
  • Deirdre O'Regan, Senior Director of Recruitment and Operations, O’Grady Peyton International. Deirdre has 16 years of experience in recruitment, NCLEX operations and AMN account management leadership.
  • Additional insights are provided by UMMC’s Yolanda Moore, Nurse Manager, Women’s Urgent Care; Nyerho Iyo, Administrative House Supervisor; Nikki Cowan, Nurse Manager of Pediatrics; Vera Smith, Nurse Manager, Children’s Float Pool; Brianna Petty, Director Adult Nursing Med-Surg; and Lucas Sandroni, Nurse Manager, Neuroscience ICU.

After an introduction to the University of Mississippi Medical Center and its many specialty programs, the speakers answer questions from international nurses in various stages of their American journey. You can learn about the medical center’s geographical area, the community and quality of life, types of nursing jobs available, professional development opportunities, the working environment, and what makes UMMC such a special place to belong.

Benefits of working at UMMC

During the special online event, several UMMC staff shared some of their favorite things about living and working in the area:

  • Nurses at UMMC make a real difference among a very diverse population
  • This prestigious academic medical center offers nurses a friendly work environment, talented clinical staff, leadership support, and cutting-edge equipment
  • Some of the top attractions in Mississippi include Natchez Trace Parkway, Elvis Presley birthplace and museum, Petrified Forest, Children’s Museums, Civil Rights Museum, Walter Anderson Museum of Art, water recreation and sports
  • Jackson is the capitol city of Mississippi, with several lifestyle amenities. It is also just a short drive to beaches, and popular metropolitan areas like New Orleans, Louisiana, Atlanta, Georgia, and Birmingham, Alabama
  • The area is known for delicious soul food and a welcoming Southern hospitality
  • The cost of living in the area is 14% less than the U.S. national average, and the housing cost is 40% less than the national average, leaving nurses with more money in their pockets
  • Several local school districts regularly earn A ratings from Board of Education.

About UMMC

The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), in Jackson, Mississippi, is the state’s only academic health science center. The Medical Center's three-part mission is to improve the lives of Mississippians by educating tomorrow's health care professionals, by conducting health sciences research, and by providing cutting-edge patient care.

A major goal of the Medical Center is the elimination of differences in health status of people based on race, geography, income, or social status.

UMMC has been named a “Best Place to Work” by Jackson Free Press for five years in a row, and international nurses who work here can grow professionally as part of a respected team of clinicians.

During the online event, international nurses are introduced to a number of the Medical Center’s special features and recognitions, such as:

  • UMMC consists of four specialty hospitals (Adult, Critical Care, Women’s & Children’s) with 697 beds and 10,000+ employees
  • UMMC is the only hospital in Mississippi with:
    • Level 1 Trauma Center
    • Level IV Neonatal ICU
    • Women’s ER
    • Children’s Hospital
    • Pediatric & Adult Congenital Heart Program
    • Transplant Program
    • Children’s Cancer Care
    • Sickle Cell Anemia Program
    • Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
    • Phase I Cancer Clinical Trial Program

UMMC includes seven health science schools, including the School of Nursing. This prestigious school offers a number of degree programs: BNS, RN-BSN, MSN and Post-Masters, RN-MSN, DNP, BNS-DNP, and PhD in Nursing. International nurses can enroll after they finish their contract.

The talent acquisition team at UMMC is also available to help the spouses of international nurses find work in surrounding areas.

How O’Grady Peyton partners with UMMC

O’Grady Peyton International (OGP)—the U.S. leader in international nurse staffing and placement for more than 40 years—is proud to partner with UMMC to recruit and place nurses in their academic medical center.

The O’Grady Peyton team works with international nurses to help them through the application and relocation process, including full licensure and nurse visa assistance. In turn, OGP ensures that each nurse candidate is fully vetted and prepared to succeed in their nursing role with UMMC.

Ready to start your international nursing journey?

The team at O’Grady Peyton International (OGP) is ready to connect you with jobs at UMMC and other healthcare systems across the nation, based on your specialty. We handle relocation, testing requirements and other logistics, with an experienced team that will help you every step of the way.

Are you an international nurse with questions about coming to work in the USA?