Lisa Davis, an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) instructor on the Holmes Community College Grenada Campus, recently earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Education and Administration from William Carey University. Davis' dissertation was titled "Examining the Impact of Academic and Social Integration on Retention of First-Year Associate Degree Nursing Students."
The purpose of this research was to determine if a Multifaceted Retention Program built on academic and social integration impacts retention of first-year associate degree nursing students. Additionally the study sought to determine which of the implemented strategies the student perceived as most helpful as they progressed through the first year of nursing school. Data were collected to examine the demographics and progression of two classes of first-year ADN students. Results indicate increased faculty-student interaction improves retention of first-year ADN students.
A Holmes alumna, Davis earned an ADN from the college in 1997, a BSN from Mississippi University of Women in 2011 and a MSN William Carey in 2013. Prior to joining the Holmes faculty in 2013, Davis was employed by Grenada Lake Medical Center (now University of Mississippi Medical Center Grenada) from 1997-2013.
Davis has been married to her husband, Ralph, for 32 years and they have a daughter, Emily; a son, Mitch, and a daughter-in-law, Amber. Outside of work, she loves to play tennis, cook and watch movies. She is also an active member of Friendship Baptist Church.