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Associate dean of nursing selected to research, help develop nurse leadership

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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Media Contact: Susan March

ARLINGTON - Dr. Beth Mancini, professor and associate dean for undergraduate nursing programs in The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Nursing, has been appointed to the Baylor Health Care Research Professorship.

Established in August 2007, the $100,000 professorship will allow UT Arlington and Baylor Health Care System hospitals to collaborate on research regarding leadership development among nurses.

Specifically, Mancini will focus on strategies that help translate research into nursing practice with a special emphasis on developing nurse leaders at the managerial/supervisory level. She will hold the appointment for three years.

Dr. Carolyn Cason, chair of the Baylor Professorship selection committee and associate dean for research and director of the Center for Nursing Research in the School of Nursing, said the qualities Dr. Mancini will bring to the Professorship are clear.

“In addition to having years of experience developing UT Arlington nurse leaders, Dr. Mancini’s previous experience as senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Parkland Health & Hospital System certainly puts her in the unique position of understanding the challenges of acute care in the hospital setting.”

UT Arlington’s School of Nursing is one of the 20 largest schools of nursing in the United States. With more than 1,000 students and 100 faculty members, it is committed to providing an innovative educational model that produces nurses who effectively and quickly integrate into the health care environment and are life-long learners and leaders.

This year, 20 nurses from nine Baylor facilities were among DFW’s 100 Great Nurses named by the Texas Nurses Association, Districts Three and Four, and Dallas-Fort Worth Nurse Executives. In addition, Baylor Health Care System offers tuition reimbursement to any Baylor employee who would like to attend nursing school.

Visit http://www.uta.edu/nursing/ for more information about the School of Nursing, or www.BaylorHealth.com for more information about Baylor.

(You may also contact Susan M. Slupecki, (817) 272-7078, slupecki@uta.edu, Office of Media Relations.)

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