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Patricia Holden-Huchton named dean of TWU’s College of Nursing


DENTON — Dr. Patricia Holden-Huchton has been named dean of the College of Nursing at Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Holden-Huchton previously served as the interim dean of nursing and as the associate dean of nursing for the TWU’s Denton Campus. She began her duties on April 1.

“I am both honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to serve in this leadership position,” Dr. Holden-Huchton, RN, DSN, CNE, said. “The College of Nursing has a national reputation for excellence in its bachelor’s, master’s, Ph.D. and the new doctorate of nurse practice program. The exceptional faculty are dedicated to teaching, service and research of the highest quality, and our students are outstanding.”

Dr. Holden-Huchton grew up in Odessa and received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, her master’s in nursing from TWU and her doctorate from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Prior to joining TWU in 2005, Dr. Holden-Huchton held academic leadership positions in Kentucky and Nevada and has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years. She has held several leadership positions within a variety of community agencies throughout her career. She was president of the board of directors of Hospice of the Kentucky River, a commissioner of the National League for Nursing and a member of the board of directors of an HIV Certification Board. She also has held positions in chapters of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Kentucky Nurses’ Association and the Texas Nurses’ Association. Her funded research has been in the area of HIV. She is author or co-author of numerous publications and has made several presentations on topics related to nursing.

With more than 13,000 alumni and more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students in Denton, Dallas and Houston, TWU has the largest college of nursing in Texas and produces more new nurses than any other program in the state. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, TWU’s College of Nursing is the 11th largest in the U.S., and the TWU nursing doctoral program is the largest in the country. For more information, visit www.twu.edu.



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