Baylor School of Nursing Lecturer Chosen for National Council

March 11, 2013
Shelby Garner, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.EShelby Garner, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E

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WACO, Texas (March 11, 2013) - Shelby Garner, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.E, a lecturer at Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON), has been selected by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) to serve as a council member for a three-year term.

The national council aims to foster high-quality undergraduate research and scholarship in collaborative efforts between students and faculty. Each year, eight new members are elected to the 24-seat divisional councils. As part of her responsibilities in the health sciences council, Garner will help govern the organization and contribute to decision-making at its annual business meetings.

"I am honored to serve as a national councilor for the CUR. As part of our strategic plan, LHSON seeks to increase high quality research opportunities for undergraduate students. Undergraduate research enhances student learning, synergy and increases the likelihood of a student's progression to graduate school," Garner said.

"As an elected national councilor to the health sciences division, I hope to help make decisions that will lead to new developments in programs, funding, and other benefits for undergraduate research at LHSON, Baylor University and the CUR."

The benefits of Garner's new position will be far-reaching, as Shelley Conroy, Ed.D., M.S., R.N., C.N.E., dean of the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing, said in response to the news.

"We are excited for Dr. Garner and the recognition this will bring to Baylor University and LHSON. I see this as an opportunity to strengthen our research emphasis across all programs at LHSON. The decisions that she will help make will lead to new developments in the programs, meetings, and promotion of undergraduate research at a national level."

For further information about Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing, click here.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


The Baylor Louise Herrington School of Nursing was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor University Medical Center, and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees were awarded in 1954, establishing the school as one of the oldest baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States. In 1999, the School was renamed the Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, made a $13 million endowment gift to the school. The School of Nursing offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree and a master of science in nursing degrees in advanced neonatal nursing, nursing administration and management, and family nurse practitioner programs, which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The School also offers a nurse midwifery doctorate in nursing practice.

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