School of Nursing Welcomes First Class in the Metroplex

WHAT: The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing will host a reception to welcome its inaugural class of 10 Second Degree students to Dallas/Fort Worth.

WHEN: 1 p.m. Monday (Feb. 10)

WHERE: Texas Health Resources University on the campus of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, 8194 Fogelson Lane, Dallas, Texas

EVENT: Speakers at the event will be TTUHSC School of Nursing Dean Michael L. Evans, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas Chief Nursing Officer Cole Edmonson, DNP, R.N., FACHE, NEA-BC, and Fred Lyon, a student in the Second Degree Nursing Program.

The School of Nursing expanded its Web-based Second Degree Program to Dallas in May 2013. The program is designed for students with a previous college degree. The accelerated 12-month program includes coach and nurse educator oversight in the student’s own communities in Abilene, Lubbock, Austin, El Paso, the Permian Basin and now the Metroplex. Students in the Dallas/Fort Worth program will gain on-site clinical experience at 25 Texas Health Resources hospitals.

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