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Student Success Coordinators


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 "We have had the best new nurses come from UTA..." Nurse Supervisor at a major Dallas hospital


Success Coordinator


Background Information


 Mrs. Ceil Flores, RN 

Mrs. Ceil Flores, RN, PhD, CNE


I have been a registered nurse since 1979. I was a PACU nurse for most of my career. I love bedside nursing and working as a preceptor with graduate nurses and new employees. Teaching and mentoring nurses helped me realize my desire to be a nurse educator. I received my master's degree in 2007 and am currently a doctoral student in nursing at UTA.

As Student Success Coordinator, my role is to help ANY nursing student, on-campus and online, be successful in the nursing program. Once you are in the program, our goal is your persistence to graduation and passing NCLEX, so that you are a safe and competent nurse. I work mostly with JR I students, help with math questions/tests for all nursing students, and prepare SR II students for the end of course HESI and NCLEX. I have Brown Bag presentations at the beginning of each semester to address time management, math prep, study skills and test-taking strategies for JR I students.

Nursing school is very challenging and Student Success is available to help you reach your goal of becoming a registered nurse.


 Mrs. Lynn Cope, RN

 Mrs. Lynn Cope, RN, PhD, CNE


Welcome! I received my master's degree in Nursing Education in order to be able to work with nursing students and my role as one of the student success coordinators enables me to devote full-time to help students achieve success in the program. I have worked in various areas of the hospital, but always go back to Medical-Surgical, my first love.

Each week during the semester I conduct question and answer sessions to prepare students for the comprehensive end of program HESI exam, which occurs at the end of Senior II. All students are welcome to these sessions as it is never too early to start preparing for this exam as well as the NCLEX. Learning is an ongoing process that should never stop even after graduation. I want UTA nurses to be the "smartest nurse on the floor".


  Mrs. Carol Harber, RN 

Carol Harber, RN, MSN


My hospital clinical background is in Surgical/Trauma ICU, Post-Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, Chemotherapy, and Orthopedic nursing. My community background includes Public Health nursing.

Although I have held staff, education, coordinator, unit manager, and director roles, bedside nursing was the most satisfying to me because I could directly see the impact a nurse could have on the positive outcome of the patient and family. Early in my career, I recognized that nurses who were armed with knowledge and dedication were the ones who delivered the most highly competent patient care. Thus I became committed to helping students and new nurses learn and frequently served as a preceptor.This commitment led to teaching in university nursing undergraduate programs, a position I have held for 15 years.

I hold critical care review classes that are open for any student enrolled in N4581 Nursing of Adults with Complex Needs.


  Griselle Estrada, RN 

Griselle Estrada, RN, MSN


¡Saludos! I received my undergrad training in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. My first years of experience were devoted as a professional nurse on a Med-Surg unit. Having a BSN degree provided me with marvelous opportunities along my life’s journey. In 2001, I received my MSN degree in Psych-Mental Health Nursing from the University of Miami. I love sharing my passion for mental health issues and teaching students about the foundations of psych nursing.

My objective as a Student Success Coordinator is to educate, mentor, support, and encourage UTA CON students as they progress through the different courses that lead to graduation. One of my main responsibilities is to provide reviews, test-taking strategies, and study materials for students in the psych-mental health course. I also collaborate with Counseling and Psychological Services at UTA to provide nursing students with workshops on test anxiety.

Nursing school is not easy! Students are trained in the different clinical areas of nursing in order to provide competent care to patients. Lessons also come in the way of life experiences that help students to develop their professional nursing role. The Student Success Center is a great resource for on-campus and off-campus learners as they press on towards the goal of becoming an RN.