The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) congratulates Lisa M. Jones, DNP, MPH, RN, on being named the new FastBacc® Clinical Coordinator in addition to serving as a Lecturer. In her new role, Dr. Jones responsibilities include being a resource and support for students, assisting with clinical site placements and lab orientation, assisting with recruitment and retention of students and donors.
“The FastBacc® Program is a wonderful opportunity to learn and practice nursing care and prepare oneself to become a registered nurse in one year,” said Dr. Jones. “Students receive a top-notch education that prepares them to complete the licensed exam as well as learning from some of the best nurses in the country.”
Established in 2009 with a grant from the Deerbrook Foundation, the LHSON FastBacc® program is a 12-month accelerated track for a post-baccalaureate BSN program. Students complete a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing discipline and complete 62 hours of nursing course work on the Dallas campus. It is an intensive full-time program that begins each summer with a combination of teaching methodologies including traditional classroom, on-line courses, clinical and lab experiences, and hybrid interactive learning courses.
When asked what she thinks distinguishes a Baylor nurse, Dr. Jones said, “I believe people are drawn to others because they feel like they matter, like they are being heard, and like they are important. The students that choose this program want to develop this aspect of their character. The students desire to serve others and after being educated at Baylor, they don't feel beat down instead they feel uplifted and empowered to solve problems. The serving heart is contagious and a Baylor nurse has that mentality embedded in them.”
“Our community will receive nurses who have compassion and who know how to work under pressure,” said Dr. Jones. “Add to that a group of people who have a spiritual desire to care for people and you have a workforce that will handle anything. Give me a nurse who also prays and believes the best for me, that makes me feel better already.”
Dr. Lisa M. Jones is a Lecturer at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. Her previous professional background includes: FT Faculty, Grayson College; PT Clinical Instructor, University of Texas at Arlington; Charge Nurse and Staff Nurse on Renal and Oncology Nursing Unit, Texoma Medical Center; Community Advocacy Director, American Heart Association-Chicago, Illinois and Health Promotion Specialist, Will County Health Department-Joliet, Illinois.