Lunch & Learn with Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing

The Confluence of Human Trafficking and Health
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Spend your lunch break with the Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Dean Linda Plank, Ph.D., will share how LHSON’s students are supporting their community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the important work Jessica Peck, DNP, has done to become a leading voice in the fight against human trafficking.

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About our Speakers

Jessica L. PeckJessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN, Clinical Professor

Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN, is a clinical professor at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. She uses a variety of strategies to teach her students in the classroom, online, lab, and clinical settings. She holds active national credentials as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, and Clinical Nurse Leader.

Dr. Peck is a nationally recognized anti-human trafficking advocate, serving as lead medical consultant for Unbound Houston. She served as the founding chair of the Alliance for Children in Trafficking (ACT) and started the ACT Advocates grassroots advocacy program, training tens of thousands of nursing professionals at the local, state, national, and international level to respond to human trafficking in their communities. As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and devoted wife and mother of four, Dr. Peck has a special interest in educating and equipping families to promote positive physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health.

Linda PlankLinda Plank, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, Dean, Louise Herrington School of Nursing

Linda Plank, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, serves as the dean and clinical associate professor for the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Previously, she was the senior associate dean of Academic Affairs. Dr. Plank has taught as part of the LHSON faculty since 2009.

Prior to her career in higher education, Dr. Plank served as a registered nurse for 33 years at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. She has taught in the undergraduate program, the accelerated FastBacc BSN Track and the graduate program. Courses taught included Management and Leadership, Consumer of Research, Health Assessment Lab, Nursing Informatics, Issues in Health Care and Practice, and Budgeting and Healthcare Finance for Nursing Leadership.