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Two nursing faculty earn spots on Great 100 Nurses list

News Release — 5 May 2009


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ARLINGTON - Two faculty members of The University of Texas at Arlington's School of Nursing have been named to the Great 100 Nurses list for 2009.

Deborah Behan and Howard McKay were honored at  the 19th Annual Great 100 Nurses ceremony and celebration April 19 at the Morton H. Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas.

Behan has served as a UT Arlington faculty member since 1999 and teaches nursing research courses for undergraduate students. She is a doctoral candidate at Texas Woman's University.

McKay, a nurse practitioner, completed the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at UT Arlington in 2004. He teaches in the graduate program.

Beth Mancini, associate dean of undergraduate studies and the Baylor Distinguished Professor for Healthcare Research, was honored as founder of the Great 100 Nurses program in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. A podcast of A Conversation with Beth Mancini is available online.

The awards are given by District 3 of the Texas Nurses Association, which serves the Dallas-Fort Worth area, to honor nurses in multiple practice settings. This year, 576 nominations were received.

Go to for a complete list of the 2009 Great 100 Nurses.

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