Nursing/Health Sciences

Dr. Weeks inducted into National Academies of Practice

Dr. Susan Weeks, acting dean of Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, has been elected as a distinguished fellow and practitioner member of the National Academies of Practice (NAP). She was formally inducted at the April 5 gala membership banquet in Alexandria, VA. Founded in 1981, NAP is an interdisciplinary non-profit organization that advises governmental… Read more »

Construction update: Bass Building addition nears final stages

Construction on the Annie Richardson Bass Building is right on schedule, with the new atrium and addition expected to open on time for Fall 2014 classes. Drywall is up, décor has been selected and painting has begun in many spaces. The new addition will contain a variety of exciting new features, including a health profession… Read more »

New faculty members join Harris College team

Harris College is pleased to introduce seven new faculty members to TCU in the 2013-2014 academic year.   Lisa Bashore Assistant Professor, Doctor of Nursing Practice and Graduate Nursing Program Bashore earned her bachelor’s in nursing at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, her master’s in child health nursing at the State University of New York, and… Read more »

Harris College instructors recognized for professional excellence

Kinesiology department chair recognized by Chancellor for distinguished achievement Dr. Joel Mitchell, kinesiology department chair, was the Harris College nominee for The Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar at TCU for 2013. Every year, each college within the University nominates one tenured faculty member for the award and the winner is… Read more »

A Q&A with the first Master of Social Work cohort

The newest addition to the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Master of Social Work (MSW) program, just took off last fall. And so far, students have clocked numerous hours of community service and taken courses like “Diversity and Social Justice.” To uncover the experiences of the first cohort, communications intern Vicky Wang… Read more »

Study abroad students explore Irish health care system

Over spring break, a group of 10 Harris College students traveled to Ireland as part of the course Global Perspectives in Health. The trip allowed them to gain interdisciplinary exposure and interact with professionals on a global level, fitting with TCU’s mission “to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens… Read more »

Pinwheel project casts light on child abuse

By Rick Waters TCU Magazine The blue and silver blades twirled with every breeze, and on this gusty April afternoon, the pinwheels were seemingly in perpetual motion. Each one representing one child abused last year in Tarrant County. Five thousand six hundred and eighty-nine in all. Child deaths, sexual assaults, siblings fighting off abusers to… Read more »