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School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Barbara Tucker (Department Chair/Director for Nursing)
Location: Nursing Building, 903-886-5315
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Barbara Tucker, Department Chair/Director of Nursing

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

Betty Block
Professor and Head
B.S., M.S., Ed.D., Texas AM University-Commerce.

Quynh Dao Dang
Associate 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.

Samantha Roberts
Assistant Professor
B.A., M.A., University of Wolverhampton; Ph.D. Coventry University

Anthony Rosselli
Assistant Professor
A.S., Blinn College; B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Texas A&M University College Station

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