VIDEO: Incoming Baylor freshman Brooke Bankus, who plans to study nursing, delivered a van full of donated toys for children at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital. Bankus was hospitalized during Christmas two years ago and remembers waking up to a wagon of donated gifts. Now she makes other kids can have the same experience.
The role of the nurse practitioner (NP) will be showcased November 10–16, 2019, as NPs across the country celebrate more than 50 years of practice during National NP Week. In the United States, this distinguished group of health care professionals number more than 270,000 strong with an additional 28,700 new NPs completing their academic programs in 2019.
Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing and Baylor Scott & White Research Institute have received funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health to develop and study an immersive virtual reality simulator for nurses to train on safe medication administration practices.
VIDEO: This medical segment about advancements in virtual reality medical technology that are giving critically ill patients their best chance of getting well includes how nursing schools, such as Baylor, are adapting VR technology to help train future nurses.
Ten Baylor University faculty members have been selected to serve as 2019-2020 Baylor Fellows for their excellence in teaching and desire to transform student thinking through innovation. Congratulations to Dr. Lyn Prater from the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing for being selected.
On Thursday, September 19, 2019, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) participated for the seventh consecutive year in Communities Foundation of Texas’ 11th Annual North Texas Giving Day. Thanks to the sustaining generosity of 190 donors during this action-packed, one-day online giving day, LHSON raised $42,434, surpassing what it raised each year in 2018, 2017 and 2016.
Certified nurse and former U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nedjet Martinez, a doctoral candidate in nurse midwifery at Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing, was recently recognized and coined for her first responder efforts after an alpine coaster accident in Oberammergau, Germany by Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander. After earning her Baylor degree as a nurse midwife, she will focus on underserved communities.
Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) and Baylor Scott & White Research Institute recently received funding from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the National Institutes of Health. Co-Leading the research study is Dr. Kelly Rossler, Ph.D, RN, CHSE, Assistant Professor and INACSL Research Fellow, LHSON, and Dr. Ganesh Sankaranarayanan, Assistant Director, Center for Evidence Based Simulation, Academic Simulation Program, Baylor Scott & White Health.
Hannah Cooley, B.S.N. (Nursing) ’17, works at a high-risk pregnancy unit at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. But in her free time, she’s a harpist who volunteers for the hospital’s arts and medicine program, playing for patients who are dealing with complicated physical and emotional situations like antepartum and postpartum depression.
Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing is proud to have nineteen nurses recognized over the years as DFW Great 100 Nurses. For the 2019 ceremony, we congratulate the 20th honoree from Baylor University LHSON, Dr. Barbara D. Camune, RNC, MSN, WHNP-BC, CNM, DrPH, FACNM who has worked in the field of nursing for 48 years.
Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing signed an articulation agreement with Austin College at a ceremony at the LHSON on April 26, 2019. The new partnership will allow Austin College students interested in pursuing a nursing career to be eligible to enter an accelerated post-baccalaureate FastBacc® program at the LHSON.
Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing is pleased to share that Dora Bradley, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Innovation, has been named the recipient of the Association for Nursing Professional Development, Marlene Kramer Lifetime Achievement Award.
Making a difference through global healthcare, during Spring Break 2019, March 8-17, six students from the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing joined with 19 students from Baylor University’s Medical Service Organization (MSO) and traveled to Peru on a Baylor Missions medical mission trip. The group worked with Operacion San Andres (OSA) to offer a health clinic to the underserved populations in Collique, a shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru.
Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is pleased to share that Shelley F. Conroy, EdD, MS, RN, CNE, Dean and Professor, has been named President of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing (CCEN), Executive Committee. As reported by SREB, Dr. Conroy had been the council’s vice-president and will now serve a two year term as president.
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing is pleased to share the news of our placement in the U.S. News & World Report ranking for the 2020 Best Graduate Schools. LHSON’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program ranked #41. USNWR also ranked LHSON’s online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership and Innovation program #42 of the 2019 Best Online Nursing Programs. In 2018, LHSON launched an online version of its Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program including tracks as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Progress continues to establish a DNP Executive Nursing Leadership concentration to begin in fall 2019.
Located in the heart of Dallas, The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing will host its eighth annual Going for the Gold Gala on Saturday, March 2, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco located at 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco, Texas. In the last seven years this spectacular event has become a source of support for the most critical needs of the school and its students who exemplify our school motto to Learn.Lead.Serve. We are excited that our featured speakers will be Dallas Cowboy Linebacker #50 Sean Lee and wife Megan Lee.
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing has received national recognition by U.S. News & World Report ranking its online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Leadership and Innovation program #42 of the 2019 Best Online Nursing Programs. In 2018, LHSON launched an online Doctor of Nursing Practice program including tracks as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwifery and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) recently awarded Baylor University a $900,000 grant for Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) to construct a new Women’s and Children’s Healthcare and Research Center in Bengaluru, India.
Baylor University is mourning the passing of longtime University benefactor Louise Herrington Ornelas, whose significant friendship and generosity has provided an enduring impact on nursing education – and on future generations of Baylor nurses – at the school that bears her name: Baylor University’s Louise Herrington Nursing School of Nursing in Dallas.
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing congratulates Tomas E. Ceremuga, PhD, CRNA, LTC (ret), ANC, USA for receiving the 2018 Researcher of the Year Award presented by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Foundation. Dr. Ceremuga is a faculty member for LHSON’s United States Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN)
An interdisciplinary team of Baylor University researchers – from nursing and business information systems to art and video game design – and physicians from Bangalore Baptist Hospital in Bengaluru, India, were awarded a 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Grant from the U.S. India Education Foundation (USIEF) to develop a diabetes mobile health app to boost awareness and educate those in India who are most at risk for diabetes
Hankamer School of Business students in Baylor University’s Executive MBA program in Dallas will have a new headquarters, classroom and meeting space beginning in January 2019. During the remaining months of 2018, EMBA faculty and staff will move from the Cooper Aerobic Center, which has housed the program for 25 years, to the newly renovated Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) Academic Building at 333 N. Washington Ave., in a growth area just north of downtown Dallas.
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing celebrates the second annual global Healthcare Simulation Week, September 17-21, 2018, sponsored by Society for Simulation in Healthcare. “We consider our Sim Center a valuable resource for both faculty and students. Simulation provides students a safe environment where they can gain confidence and proficiency in their clinical judgment and nursing skills. The malleability of simulation allows faculty to create specific learning opportunities that might not be available during the time when students are in the clinical setting,” said Dean Shelley F. Conroy, EdD, MS, RN, CNE, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing.
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing is hosting a complimentary Inaugural Distinguished Nursing Lectureship on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. at 333 North Washington Avenue in Dallas. The keynote speaker will be Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN (LL-AAN), Founder and Director of Watson Caring Science Institute.