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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.
Oct
9
2020
Check out this article in MinorityNurse.com featured in the special issue celebrating midwifery week 2020. Dr. Karen Cotter shares remarks on how midwifery schools across the United States have adapted during COVID-19.
Sep
17
2020
LHSON Reports Successful 2020 North Texas Giving Day
Thank you for your incredible support of the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) on September 17, 2020, North Texas Giving Day. Participating for the 8th year, the LHSON raised over $51,244 from 147 donors!
Aug
10
2020
LHSON Welcomes Jamie Quinn as New Director of the Learning Resource Center
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is pleased to welcome Jamie Quinn, MSIS, as the new Director of the Learning Resource Center.
Aug
6
2020
American Academy of Nursing Announces 2020 Class of New Fellows
The LHSON is happy to share news from The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) announcing 230 distinguished nurse leaders who will join the 2020 Class of Fellows. Dr. Jessica Peck is among the list. As the Academy stated, "The inductees will be recognized for their significant contributions to health and health care at the Academy’s annual Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference, taking place virtually October 29-31, 2020."
Aug
2
2020
An interdisciplinary team of Baylor University researchers and physicians from Bangalore Baptist Hospital has developed a diabetes mobile health app with culturally tailored resources.
Jul
24
2020
US News Reports on the Health Effects of Unemployment During Pandemic
Learn about the health effects of unemployment during the pandemic in this US News article featuring Dr. Melissa Neathery, clinical associate professor at the LHSON.
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