LHSON Welcomes Stephanie Weishaupt as Pre-Nursing Office Coordinator

June 13, 2014
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) Student Services Department looks forward to working with Stephanie Weishaupt, the new Coordinator of the Pre-Nursing Office in Waco, Texas.

Ms. Weishaupt joined the LHSON on May 27 after moving from Utica, New York. Ms. Weishaupt’s position supports the mission of the LHSON by allowing Ms. Weishaupt to coordinate the function of the pre-nursing office of the LHSON while advising current students on the Waco campus, talking to prospective students and parents, maintaining academic records, and compiling admission data for students for admission consideration to the upper level.

Director of Student Services at LHSON, Cam Armstrong said, “We are excited to add someone with Stephanie’s experience to the LHSON Student Services team. Her background in student affairs and residence life will be beneficial as the role of the coordinator of pre-nursing expands in the 2014-2015 academic year. New responsibilities for programing and strengthening partnerships with the two living-learning communities in which nursing students participate will be added to the already important academic advising and admission responsibilities. I have no doubt that Stephanie will be a great resource for Baylor’s 350 pre-nursing students.”

Before coming to Baylor, Ms. Weishaupt spent almost seven years gaining experience in the field of student services and campus living. At Utica College in New York, Ms. Weishaupt served as an Assistant Director of Residence Life. She coordinated with various hall directors to manage cross-campus communities, budgets, and staff trainings. Prior to Utica College, Ms. Weishaupt also served as Residence Director at State University of New York, Plattsburgh where she over saw the day to day running of a residence hall housing approximately 300 college students. Her experience interacting with students makes her a wonderful fit for the position of Pre-Nursing Coordinator.
Ms. Weishaupt received her Bachelor of Science from St. Lawrence University and Masters of Science in College and Agency Counseling from State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She was also involved in many committees at Utica such as the Diversity Committee, Health and Wellness Committee, and America’s Greatest Heart, Run, Walk Committee. She is a past member of NEACUHO, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Chi Sigma Iota.

The Baylor Louise Herrington School of Nursing was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor University Medical Center, and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees were awarded in 1952, establishing the school as one of the oldest baccalaureate nursing programs in the United States. In 1999, the School was renamed the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, who made a $13 million endowment gift to the school. The School of Nursing offers a bachelor of science in nursing degree and a master of science in nursing degrees in advanced neonatal nursing, nursing leadership and innovation, and family nurse practitioner programs, which are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The School also offers a nurse midwifery doctorate in nursing practice. For more information visit www.baylor.edu/nursing

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