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Dec
2
2022
Bears Helping Hearts provides heartwarming service opportunity for nursing students
Bears Helping Hearts (BHH), a student organization at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, is open to any nursing students interested in learning about congenital heart disease and defects. Until Dec. 6, BHH and the Children’s Heart Foundation are hosting a toy drive for Medical City Children’s Hospital, specifically for children in congenital heart units.
Oct
31
2022
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing is deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of its Associate Dean for the Pre-Licensure Program and Clinical Assistant Professor Karen Cotter, Ph.D., RN, CNE.
Sep
15
2022
Healthcare Simulation Week – September 13-16, 2022  Changing the Way Healthcare Professionals Learn & Improve Patient Care
To increase awareness among the public of the importance of simulation to healthcare, the fourth annual global Healthcare Simulation Week is September 13-16, 2022, sponsored by Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). Healthcare Simulation Week celebrates professionals who use healthcare simulation to improve the safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of healthcare delivery.
Sep
14
2022
“Living Your Best Life” Health Fair, Baylor University Nursing Partners with Austin Street Center
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing in partnership with Austin Street Center hosted a “Living Your Best Life” Health Fair on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The health fair was hosted at Austin Street Center for Community Engagement, 1717 Jeffries, St., Dallas, TX 75226.
Sep
14
2022
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing is pleased to share the news of its placement in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report rankings as well as other Baylor ranking highlights. LHSON’s undergraduate nursing program is now at No. 39 in the U.S. News national rankings, moving up from No. 58. Additionally, for the 11th time, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a 2022 Great Colleges to Work For, according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program.
Sep
1
2022
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing is pleased to welcome four new Associate Deans to take the helm in Fall 2022 including: Dr. Lisa Jones, Associate Dean for the Pre-Licensure Programs; Dr. Deborah Petty, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Dr. Deborah Shirey and Dr. Stacia Hays, Associate Deans for the Online Graduate Programs.
Aug
3
2022
LHSON Announces Dr. Shelby Garner Selected into 2022 American Academy of Nursing Fellows
The Louise Herrington School of Nursing’s Dr. Shelby Garner, PhD, RN, CNE, Associate Professor, has been selected for induction as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing for her significant contributions in advancing the science of global health and building healthcare simulation capacity in India.
Jul
27
2022
LHSON Hosts International Simulation Conference - SimGHOSTS 2022
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing is pleased to host the 12th Annual SimGHOSTS USA 2022, August 2 - 5, 2022. Approximately 250 simulation professionals will be attending from across the globe (Canada, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, New Zealand, etc.) and 39 of the 50 United States. The theme for this year’s conference is, Embracing Connection: Creativity and Community in a Changing World.
Jun
30
2022
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing is pleased to welcome four new staff members to LHSON Simulation including: Shopha Tserotas, Melissa Malone, Amanda Callahan and Chloe Silcox.
May
17
2022
2022 DFW GREAT 100 Nurses Awards - Two Honorees from Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing
Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is proud to have twenty-three nurses recognized over the years as DFW Great 100 Nurses. For 2022, we congratulate Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN, Clinical Professor and Jane Price, MSN, RN, CNE, Clinical Assistant Professor.
May
13
2022
Pinning & Recognition Ceremony for Class of 2022
In the spirit of commemorating the success of our 2022 graduates, Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) hosted its Pinning and Recognition Ceremony on May 13, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. at Sunnyvale First Baptist Church in Sunnyvale, Texas.
Apr
30
2022
LHSON's 10th and Final Going for the Gold Gala - Raises Over $1 million for nursing student scholarships
On Saturday, April 30, 2022, The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON), hosted 600 guests at The Dallas Renaissance for its 10th and final Going for the Gold Gala, raising over $1 million. Since the inaugural gala in 2014, the Gala has become a transformational fundraising event providing critical resources for the nursing school and its students.
Mar
31
2022
LHSON Welcomes Dr. Keith Wickliffe as Director of Student Services
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is pleased to welcome Keith Wickliffe, EdD as the new Director of Student Services.
Mar
21
2022
LHSON Welcomes Sarah Beth Rogers as New Events Coordinator
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is pleased to welcome Baylor alum, Sarah Beth Rogers, as the new Events Coordinator. Her responsibilities include coordination of all LHSON events through collaboration with volunteers, faculty, students and community vendors to conceptualize, plan and implement internal and external events.
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.
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