Theresa Hargett, Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) assistant program chair on the Holmes Community College Grenada Campus, recently earned a Doctor of Higher Education and Leadership from the University of Mississippi. Hargett's dissertation was titled "Students' Perceptions and Strategies for Success in an Associate Degree Nursing Program."
The focus of this study was to gain understanding of adaptations that led third-semester ADN students to be successful in their first-year. The research questions sought to answer second-year, third-semester students' perceptions of their first-year experiences of faculty interventions and personal strategies applied for success. Understanding adaptations and personal strategies utilized by first-year students could increase efforts to further improve retention of students in their first year of nursing school.
Hargett holds a BSN from Delta State University (1995) and an MSN from Delta State University (2009). She has worked for Holmes for since 2009. Previously, she was employed with Continue Care Home Health as a PRN, and she has over 24 years of experience in hospital and home health.
Hargett has been married to her husband, Darrell, for 27 years and they have a daughter, Katlyn; a son, Alex, a daughter-in-law, Samantha, and three grandchildren: Aubree, Axel and Xander. In her free time, she loves to read and spend time with family and friends. Hargett is also a member of Charleston Church of God.