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TWU’s Hern chosen as TOBGNE president-elect


DENTON — Dr. Marcia Hern, dean of the Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing, recently was elected as president-elect of the Texas Organization for Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education (TOBGNE).

The TOBGNE is the voice for baccalaureate and graduate degree nursing education programs in Texas. The organization promotes standards of excellence in nursing education programs, thereby promoting high quality health care in Texas.

Dr. Hern will begin her term as president-elect in September, and will become president of the organization in September 2008.

“It is an honor to be selected from such a talented group of nursing leaders across the state of Texas that continues to examine creative strategies to address the nursing and faculty shortage,” she said.

Dr. Hern joined TWU as dean of the College of Nursing in 2004. She previously served a director of nursing for the Cincinnati Children’s Division of Developmental Disabilities and executive director for community outreach and development for the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing.

She holds a bachelor of science in nursing from The Ohio State University in Columbus and both a master of science in nursing and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Hern, a clinical nurse specialist in pediatric nursing, has focused her research on adolescent and youth health promotion and risk-taking behaviors, including genetic risk information. She has several publications and presentations to her credit and has helped secure a number of grants, including a $550,000 grant from the Helene Fuld Health Trust Fund for Baccalaureate Nursing Students in 2006.

Dr. Hern is the TWU College of Nursing representative to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and is a member of the Southwest Nursing Research Society and the International Society of Nurses in Genetics. She also serves on the Presbyterian Hospital of Denton Governing Board of Trustees.


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