University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Margaret Brackley, RN, PhD, FAAN, professor of family nursing care, has been named a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. The designation recognizes nurse practitioners who have made outstanding contributions to healthcare. Brackley directs the Center for Violence Prevention within the UT Health Science Centers School of Nursing. She has developed a training model to improve nursing care to domestic violence victims and has identified critical intervention times to protect women in violent relationships.
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Shannon McCord, RN, was named director of patient care services at the new West Campus. In this role, she will plan and direct patient care services, including nursing operations, administration, education and training for West Campus outpatient and inpatient facilities.RNs, Gilda Miller, Donna Oldmixon, Hilda Ramirez, Lisa Price, Ann Crenshaw, Jennifer Mumphord, Portlyn Brogger, Marcy Newman, and Maribel Gomez
The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing Jennifer Gray, RN, associate professor and associate dean of nursing, has been awarded the Piper Professor Award. The award, which includes a certificate, gold pin and a $5,000 honorarium, was established by the San Antonio-based Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation in 1958 to annually recognize 15 outstanding college professors across Texas. Gray is committed to promoting health for people around the globe, especially those who are infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.
US Oncology Mary Ann Leino, RN, OCN, Texas Oncology, Arlington South, and Patty Manea, RN, OCN, Cancer Care Centers of South Texas, San Antonio, are the recipients of the Excellence in Oncology Nursing Award, which honors nurses in the United Network of US Oncology who exemplify competency, courage and determination in providing the highest quality oncology nursing care. The award also comes with a $1,000 check to help further the winners oncology nursing education.Kathryn Tart, RN
University of Houston-Victoria School of Nursing Dean Kathryn Tart, RN, recently was selected from 646 nursing deans across the nation to receive the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Advocate of the Year award for her work on behalf of the nursing profession. The award was given based on the visits Tart made to legislators during the associations spring and fall meetings, and the nursing advocacy messages she sent to legislators during the year.Carylin M. Holsey, ADN
South Texas Foundation for Nursing Excellence The foundation honored the 2010 Top 10 Nurses in the South Texas Crossroads Region that have made a significant difference in the lives of patients, peers and the community at large. The nurses included: Gilda Miller, RNC, BSN, CPN, Citizens Hospital; Donna Oldmixon, RN, DeTar Hospital; Hilda Ramirez, RN, CDE, Triumph Hospital; Lisa Price, RN, BSN, CEN, Detar Hospital; Ann Crenshaw, RN, OCN, DeTar Senior Care; Jennifer Mumphord, RN, Detar; Portlyn Brogger, RN, WCC, Triumph Hospital; Marcy Newman, RN, CLTCN, Texan Nursing & Rehab of Victoria East; Maribel Gomez, RN, Citizens Hospital; and Derrick Wagner, RN, BSN, DeTar Hospital.
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing Twenty graduates received their BSNs in May. The graduates included Jennifer Merinda Achgill, Amy Lynne Brunson, Keith Zachary Burnett, Lauren Brittany Faubion, Brooke Michelle Guilbeaux, Melissa Carol Hill, Savannah Louise Johnston, Emily Jane Shield, Amanda Dale Lytle, Katy Leigh McLaughlin, Steven Carter Schulze, Kristin Marie Olson, Brittney Sheppard Patten, Ashley Rachel Ricca, Jody Lynn Robinson, Annie Michele Scott, Melissa Sue Scott, Lana Elisse Smith, Lauren Elizabeth Streb and Martha Endum Teke. Schulze received the College of Nursing Deans Excellence Award. Johnston was honored with the College of Nursing Emerging Professional Award.