The Good Samaritan Foundation’s 11th annual awards luncheon on Sept. 1 will honor three UTHealth School of Nursing faculty members for excellence as educators. Craig Cordola, Central/West Region President, Memorial Hermann Health System, is the event chair.
Linda Brannon, M.Ed. (pictured at left), a former long-time employee of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) will rejoin the institution as the School of Nursing’s executive director of the Office of Student Affairs, effective Aug. 24. She will succeed Laurie G. Rutherford, M.B.A., who is retiring after more than 32 years of service with UTHealth.
A new program at the UTHealth School of Nursing will facilitate the transition of veterans into professional nursing by providing an opportunity for 10 veterans per semester to receive academic credit for prior military training and experience. Dr. Bridgette R. Pullis (pictured at left) received a new, three-year federal grant that will support establishing a Veterans’ Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (VBSN).
“I look forward to this new adventure!” said Dr. Allison Edwards (pictured at left) on being appointed July 9 to the Texas Board of Nursing by Governor Greg Abbott. A registered nurse with a doctoral degree in Public Health, she will serve a six-year term on the board that oversees the state’s nursing schools and nursing licensees.
An experienced RN and current UTHealth student explains the benefits of getting an advanced degree in Nursing Informatics.