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Sep
23
2021
LHSON Participates for 9th Year in North Texas Giving Day
On Thursday, September 23, 2021, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing participated for the nineth consecutive year in Communities Foundation of Texas’ annual North Texas Giving Day, designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes. Online donations were made from 6 a.m. to midnight on North Texas Giving Day to nonprofits listed on www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org.
Sep
20
2021
Baylor Connections, Interviews Dean Plank
COVID-19 has further highlighted need for nurses who fill a critical care role in a public health crisis. Dr. Linda Plank is a 30-year nursing veteran and longtime educator who was named Dean of Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) this spring. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Plank discusses the impact of the pandemic on nursing and nursing education, examines the growth of Baylor nursing and shares what makes LHSON distinct in higher education.
Sep
18
2021
LHSON Hosts Annual Alumni Reunion
On Saturday, September 18, over 100 alumni gathered at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing Academic Building in Dallas for our annual Alumni Reunion. Although the event normally recognizes all graduates celebrating their 50th, 40th, and 30th anniversaries, this year was made doubly special as we honored not only the classes of 1971, 1981, and 1991, but also the classes of 1970, 1980, and 1990.
Sep
13
2021
Baylor University moved up to No. 75 among National Universities – with several academic programs and opportunities for undergraduates highly rated – in the latest rankings for 2022 released today by U.S. News & World Report. LHSON was noted at No. 58 – Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs.
May
7
2021
In the spirit of commemorating the success of our 2021 graduates and in compliance with social distancing guidelines due to COVID-19, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) hosted its first ever outdoor Pinning and Recognition Ceremony on May 07, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. at Southern Methodist University Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
May
5
2021
The LHSON proudly shares this story featured in the BU Office of Gift Planning publication, To Light the Ways of Time, about nursing student, Avigayle Burgin.
May
3
2021
Jeanne Carey, Director of Simulation at the LHSON  Earns Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced Credential
The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is pleased to announce that Jeanne Carey, Med, RN, CHSE, Director of Simulation, has earned the international Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced (CHSE-A) credential.
Apr
12
2021
Dr. Linda Plank Appointed Dean of Baylor's Louise Herrington School of Nursing
WACO, Texas (April 12, 2021) – Following a nationwide search, Baylor University Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., announced today that Linda Plank, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC, who has served since last summer as Interim Dean of Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas, has been selected to serve as Dean in an official capacity, effective May 1.
Apr
12
2021
KXXV-TV Waco interviewed LHSON's Dr. Lisa Jones on her expert opinion about whether someone that is vaccinated should wear their mask at home around someone that is not.
Mar
30
2021
Several Baylor University graduate and professional programs were among those nationally ranked in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released March 30. Click to learn more about where the Nursing School ranked.
Mar
5
2021
Dr. Lyn Prater was recently featured on Baylor Connections, a weekly BU podcast. Dr. Prater shared with listeners about the nursing school’s participation in vaccine distribution to thousands of our Texas neighbors.
Mar
1
2021
Channel 25, KXXV-TV aired a story on Baylor nursing students role in helping to fight COVID-19 by helping to administer the vaccine to thousands in the Waco area.
Feb
25
2021
With COVID-19 vaccine distribution increasing each day, there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel — and Baylor nursing students are helping that light shine even brighter.
Feb
25
2021
The Baylor Alumni Nursing Group hosted a zoom webinar on February 25 with Dr. Jessica Peck. She explored the physical, social, emotional, spiritual, mental and academic impacts of COVID-19 on children.
Feb
25
2021
While clinical simulation is not real, healthcare educators need learners to treat each simulated learning activity as if the scenario is real, to maximize the educational benefits of simulation-based learning (SBL). Learn more about LHSONs new Lifecast manikins in an article written by Jeanne Carey, Director of Simulation.
Feb
24
2021
The Office of Trafficking in Persons released Core Competencies for Anti-Trafficking Response. This is a project LHSON's, Dr. Jessica Peck, has been working on for three years. It was a collaboration between NAPNAP, the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, HEAL Trafficking, and HHS.
Feb
5
2021
Lariat TV News reported about the Waco vaccination clinic and how our nursing students are helping in the effort.
Feb
3
2021
About 120 senior-level, second-semester nursing students and assigned faculty with Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing have volunteered to help administer the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine at the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District vaccination clinic. Every Thursday through March at the Waco Convention Center, two faculty and about two dozen nursing students will help at each weekly clinic. The nursing school also plans to assist with vaccination clinics at Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas and Plano, Parkland Hospital in Dallas and several other Dallas-area hospitals in the weeks ahead.
Jan
29
2021
Clinical Simulation Building Reimagined
Striving to remain competitive in an ever-changing academic environment, the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) reimagined its Clinical Simulation Building (CSB) in late fall 2020 to grow in scope and stature. The CSB admitted several new patients, also known as manikins or high-fidelity simulators, to its expanded patient care area floors.
Jan
28
2021
Baylor Nursing Students Volunteer at COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics at Waco Convention Center
Around 120 senior-level, second-semester nursing students and assigned faculty with Baylor University's Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) have volunteered to help administer the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine at the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District vaccination clinic beginning today and every Thursday through March at the Waco Convention Center.
Jan
28
2021
Fox44 TV reported LHSON nursing students and faculty have volunteered to help administer the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine at the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District vaccination clinics.
Jan
20
2021
LHSON Welcomes Shanna Ingram to Clinical Simulation Building
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is pleased to welcome Shanna Ingram, as the new Staff Simulation Facilitator of the Clinical Simulation Building. In her role, she will oversee the education arm of simulation and work alongside the faculty sim facilitators to ensure all simulation activities are of the highest quality, meet the stated objectives and produce the desired learning outcomes.
Dec
25
2020
Over the Christmas holidays, Houston's ABC TV, channel 13, interviewed Claire Ginger, a 2020 May grad from Baylor LHSON. She now works as an ER nurse at Memorial Hermann and shared her perspective on the pandemic during the first six months of her career.
Dec
21
2020
Dr. Jessica Peck was interviewed by NPSchools.com to gain her feedback on the journey of the pandemic related to nurses and nurse practitioners specifically. She also shared about her leadership role with NAPNAP and why it is so important to her.
Nov
12
2020
9th Annual Going for the Gold Gala – Raises $613,000
In spring 2020 the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing anticipated hosting its 9th annual Going for the Gold Gala at the Westin Galleria on April 25 however COVID-19 set in and caused the event to be postponed. Striving to be compliant and relevant, we instead hosted a virtual gala on November 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
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