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School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Barbara Tucker (Director)
Location: Nursing Building, 903-886-5315
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Barbara Tucker, Director

The Nursing Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program designed to enable students to integrate scientific knowledge from theory and research, high level skills, and concepts of leadership into the care of individuals, families, and groups.  

Health and Human Performance

Vipa Bernhardt
Assistant Professor
B.A., B.S., Ph.D., University of Florida

Quynh Dao Dang
Assistant Professor Professional Track
B.S., University of Oklahoma; M.S., Texas AM University; Ph.D., Texas Woman’s University.

Sandy Kimbrough
Associate Professor
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Texas AM University.
Texas A&M University System Graduate Faculty Member.

Steven Prewitt
Assistant Professor
B.S., George Fox University; M.S., University of Oregon; Ph.D., University of Utah

Tara Tietjen-Smith
Associate Professor and Department Head
B.S.; M.Ed.; Northwestern State University (Louisiana); D.A., Middle Tennessee State University.