Tara S. Price, a McComb native, began her nursing career in 1992 after graduating from Southwest Mississippi Community College with a degree in Practical Nursing as well as an Associate of Arts degree. After nine years of practice, she graduated Cum Laude from The University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. During graduation in 2001, Tara was named the recipient of The Christine Olgevee School of Nursing Leadership Award.
While at The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Tara was inducted into the international nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International. She also served on the School of Nursing Board as student representative, school of nursing representative to Campus Student Government Association and President of school chapter of Mississippi Association of Student Nurses (MASN). During her successful college career, Tara was elected and served the MASN Board as Director of Legislation and then President. At the end of her term as President, she was inducted into the MASN Student Nurses Hall of Fame. Tara was also honored to serve as student representative to the Mississippi Nurse’s Association Political Action Committee.
After beginning practice in the Emergency Department at Southwest MS Regional Medical Center in 2001, serving as the Emergency Department Education Liaison, experiencing her own high-risk twin pregnancy and life changing circumstances, Tara felt led to change her nursing career focus to women’s health. While working in Labor & Delivery at SMRMC, serving as a nurse preceptor and perinatal operations committee member, she began pursuing a graduate degree in nursing with a focus in women’s health. In December 2005 Tara graduated from The University of South Alabama with a Master’s of Science in Nursing, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist. She became board certified by the National Certification Corporation in 2006 and began practice at SMRMC and served on the Perinatal Committee. Tara is also one of few Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners in this area.
Tara is the wife of Timmy Price for 22 years and the proud mother of three children. During her time off work, Tara enjoys time with family and friends, especially if it involves college football, traveling and singing.