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TWU presents inaugural Doswell Teaching Excellence Nursing Conference in Dallas Oct. 9


DALLAS — Innovation, teaching excellence and “disruptive” technologies such as telehealth are the focal topics of Texas Woman’s University’s inaugural Doswell Teaching Excellence Conference to be held Oct. 9 at the university’s Dallas campus.

The conference is hosted by the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing at TWU’s Dallas Center and is made possible in part by the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell Endowment for Teaching Excellence.

“Moving Innovation to the Forefront: Achieving Excellence in Nursing Education” is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, located at 5500 Southwestern Medical Ave in Dallas. The conference costs $125 and breakfast and lunch are included. For more information or to register, visit, call (214) 689-6512 or email

The conference is approved for six contact hours of continued education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The keynote speaker for the event is Mark Taylor, Ed.D. Taylor is a nationally recognized educator, expert, speaker and consultant dedicated to helping colleges and universities better understand and serve students for learning, development, persistence and successful integration into the “after college” world and to successfully bring younger workers into productive roles. He has more than 25 years of experience in higher education, management and the helping professions, and has worked with more than 200 schools in 38 states, made presentations at state, regional, and national events; and consulted with business clients like 20th Century Fox, Wal-Mart, the University of Tennessee Hospital and the U.S. Army.

In addition to the keynote address, the conference will feature concurrent sessions on:

• Disruptive Innovation and Nursing Education in a Post-ACA World;
• If Telehealth is the Future, is Nursing Ready?;
• Funding Innovation through Academic-Service Partnerships;
• Creating Faculty Learning Communities as Incubators for Innovation; and
• Innovating Graduate Education for Nurse Practitioner Students.


Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell
The late Florence A. Doswell was a successful businesswoman and philanthropist. Her interest in health care began during her late husband’s – Dallas oil executive Houston J. Doswell – struggle with cancer in the 1970s. She developed a profound sense of gratitude toward the medical professions and became involved in providing philanthropic support to health-related institutions and their students. To date, the Dowsell Foundation has given more than $5 million to Texas Woman’s University, including gifts to name the university’s college of nursing in Dallas as the Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing and to endow two nursing faculty positions in Dallas — one in teaching excellence and the other in informatics.

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