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TWU’s Karen Lyon named an “Outstanding Nurse of 2010” by local TNA district


Karen Lyon

HOUSTON — Karen Lyon, associate dean of nursing for the Texas Woman’s University Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, has been named as one of 20 “Outstanding Nurses of 2010” by the Texas Nurses Association (TNA) District Nine Chapter.

Dr. Lyon will receive her award during the TNA District Nine’s 20th Annual Nursing Celebration to be held Nov. 18 in Houston.

“It is an honor to be recognized as I join my many TWU colleagues who have received this honor in the past,” said Dr. Lyon, Ph.D., APRN, MBA, CNS, NEA. “TNA District Nine does a great job of making you feel special about the contributions you are making to the nursing profession.”

Dr. Lyon has been a professor of nursing and associate dean of the TWU Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing in Houston since 2009. Prior to joining TWU, she was a nursing professor for the University of Texas at El Paso, where she created the fast-track nursing program for the university.

In her more than 36-year nursing career, Dr. Lyon has held various leadership positions at several hospitals, served as the manager of education for Baxter Healthcare Corporation and founded her own health care consulting firm. She has served as an officer of many nursing organizations, including the Texas Nursing Association, the Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the National Advisory Council for the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She also has been published at the national level in professional journals such as “Critical Care Nursing Quarterly” and “The Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing.”

Since 1991, TNA District Nine has annually recognized 20 outstanding nurses and awarded nursing scholarships and research grants. More than 300 nurses have been recognized and more than $40,000 in scholarships and grants have been awarded. Nurses from all areas of practice such as patient care, education, research and administration are recognized.

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