Baylor University’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) is proud to have fifteen nurses recognized over the years as DFW Great 100 Nurses of which four are honored in 2017. This prestigious event is scheduled for Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Over 800 nominations were received this year and a panel of professionals selected 100 RNs for being role models, leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers and significant contributors to the nursing profession.
LHSON is privileged to have four nurses selected in 2017 to join the prestigious ranks of the DFW Great 100 Nurses: Robin Caldwell, Shelby Garner, Llewellyn (Lyn) Prater and Lori Spies. Current LHSON faculty who have previously been recognized include: Dean Shelley F. Conroy, Claudia Beal and Melissa Neathery, 2016; Barbara Devitt and Cheryl Tucker, 2012; Beckie Phillips, 2011; Renee Jones, 2008; Linda Plank and Becky W. Althaus, 2004; Mary Ann Faucher, 1995 and Nan Ketcham, 1993. To view the list of all of the 2017 honorees click this link: http://www.dfwgreat100nurses.com/honorees/
With more than 40,000 nurses practicing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, The DFW Great 100 Nurses increases the awareness of nursing. These highly revered nurses come from practice areas such as: acute care, school nursing, academics, nurse leaders and more. The 2017 honorees include nurses from the following: Baylor Scott & White Health System, Baylor University, Cardiovascular Provider Resources, Care Navigation Services LLC, Children’s Health, Cook Children’s, Medical City Healthcare, JPS Health Network, Methodist Health System, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Texas Christian University, Texas Health Resources, Texas Oncology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Texas Women’s University and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
The Great 100 Nurses originated from an idea by P.K. Scheerle, a registered nurse, entrepreneur and founder of a similar event in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, Dr. Beth Mancini, PhD, RN, Sarah Moody, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Lucy Norris, MS, RN, CENP and Judy Denison, MS, RN, NEA-BC established the DFW Great 100 Nurses. For more information please visit http://www.dfwgreat100nurses.com/