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Feb
28
2022
LHSON Welcomes WHO and Community Public Health Officials to COVID-19 Workshop
On Monday, February 28, 2022, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) collaborated with UT Southwestern Medical Center Emergency Medicine and Hiroshima University (Japan) to host, “COVID-19 and Public Health System Resilience Workshop” with facilitators, Drs. Andrew Stricklin, UTSW and Benjamin Ryan, Baylor University. The workshop is part of a broader research project titled, “Systematically Identifying and Evaluating Strategies for Strengthening Community Resilience,” funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) which has Baylor University and Hiroshima University working in partnership with colleagues to conduct workshops in six countries that include: Australia, Bangladesh, Japan, Slovenia, Turkey and the United States.
Jan
27
2022
Nursing students turn required clinical into special project for community
Baylor FastBacc nursing students went outside of the requirements for their community clinical to create a cookbook for a group of women in a homeless shelter.
Jan
20
2022
Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) went back to in-person instruction on Thursday, January 20 after a power outage caused by a transformer explosion. On Tuesday, January 18, the LHSON had to go fully online for the first two days of the spring semester after a transformer exploded that morning and resulted in the entire building running out of power.
Jan
13
2022
The LHSON celebrates the USAID Mission projects in India with the inauguration of two centres: Women and Children’s Healthcare and Research Centre and the Living and Learning Centre with Smart Classrooms.
Dec
9
2021
BU Announces First Faculty Endowment for Nursing School
Baylor University today announced a gift of $1.5 million from the Deerbrook Charitable Trust of Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Harris and Anne Clark of Dallas to establish the Louise Herrington School of Nursing’s (LHSON) first endowed faculty position. The Harris and Anne Clark FastBacc Endowed Professorship will provide permanent, enduring support for the FastBacc program, a 12-month accelerated post-baccalaureate Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
Nov
29
2021
LHSON Kicks Off Christmas Holiday Season
The LHSON kicked off the Christmas holiday season on Monday in the lobby of the Academic Building with a festive tree lighting ceremony complete with Christmas carols, hot chocolate for all and a food truck outside to grab lunch. On the 3rd floor the faculty and staff were treated to homemade hot apple cider and cookies provided by Wendy Craver and Elizabeth Caverley . . . a longtime holiday tradition they share each year. On the 4th floor, students were introduced to a new "Bears Den" for their R&R enjoyment including ping pong, foosball, oversized bean bag chairs and other fun games.
Nov
16
2021
Pediatric nurses reported a deep toll on themselves, their young patients and the families of both during the first year of the pandemic, revealing deep rifts in the health care system, according to a Baylor University researcher. Click to read more about the interview with Dr. Jessica Peck.
Nov
11
2021
Baylor Lariat - From Baylor Bear to Nursing Dean
Baylor alumna Dr. Linda Plank has been named dean of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing as of last spring. Plank began her nursing career at Baylor University, graduating as part of the class of 1977. Growing up, she said she did not have nursing role models nor a detailed career path, relying instead on God’s plan to lead her talents at the right place and time. Plank’s open mindset enabled her to embrace, fulfill and execute opportunities that presently have appointed her to effectively mentor future nurses of Baylor.
Oct
25
2021
Baylor LHSON Names New Associate Dean for Academic Affairs - Dr. Marie Lindley
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing is pleased to announce Marie K. Lindley, PhD, RN, CNE, has been named the new Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Marie Lindley has been a registered nurse for over 25 years and has taught nursing for over ten years at the undergraduate and graduate level. She began at Baylor University in January 2016. Specializing in holistic health assessment and transition to practice, she teaches courses online and on-campus, as well as in the clinical and simulation labs. Her teaching is informed by many years of professional experience practicing as an ER nurse, nurse practitioner in acute care, and as a nurse leader, including time as acting co-CNO.
Oct
21
2021
The Effects of COVID-19 on APRNs
Pediatric advance practice registered nurses (APRN) are facing multifocal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the most difficult challenge being mental health struggles experienced by themselves and their families, according to a new study led by Jessica Peck, DNP, clinical professor at Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing.
Oct
18
2021
BU LHSON Welcomes New Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship, Dr. Alona Angosta
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is pleased to welcome Alona D. Angosta, PhD, APRN, FNP-C, FAAN, as the new Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship and tenured professor. Dr. Angosta has worked in numerous settings as a clinician, researcher, and educator. She has more than 15 years’ experience in academia and has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has also received numerous recognitions for her substantial contributions in advancing and transforming nursing such as being named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a recipient of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners Advocate State Award for Excellence.
Sep
23
2021
LHSON Supports NTX Giving Day for 9th Year
On Thursday, September 23, 2021, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing participated for the ninth 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.
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