LHSON Announces AMN Healthcare Endowment for Faculty Development in Nursing

July 28, 2023

The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) acknowledges the generosity of AMN Healthcare, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, which has recently established the AMN Healthcare Endowment for Faculty Development in Nursing.

The purpose of the Endowment will be to support registration and travel to professional conferences, faculty certifications and required national certifications, memberships to professional organizations, and other priority needs related to faculty development as decided by the Dean.

“The LHSON is grateful for the generosity of donors and industry colleagues who value the longevity of nursing and support the future growth of our nursing school,” said Dean Linda Plank, LHSON. “In particular, the LHSON faculty are a dynamic team of talent anchored by a commitment to the firm foundation upon which Baylor University and the LHSON has grown and prospered over the years. Together we strive to support our students’ success through our unique philosophy that nursing is a calling and our belief that one nurse will do good a thousand times over.”

“We have selected Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing as the recipient of this investment because we believe their work is truly making a significant contribution,” said Cary Grace, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMN Healthcare. “AMN is focused on empowering the future of care, something that LHSON understands and is supporting in a vital capacity. The future of healthcare in this country depends on collaboration and working together to make sure there is quality care in every community.”

At the heart of the LHSON is an exceptional faculty each and every one committed to the success of our students. They are a unique group: researchers, authors, winners of countless national awards, presidents of national organizations, former missionaries and administrators, and experts in their specialties. They are always accessible and always focused on the needs of their students. They are there to advise, act as role models, and encourage and guide students throughout their education and beyond. To date, we have 83 full-time faculty, 79 part-time faculty and 39 staff.

About AMN Healthcare
AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in total talent solutions for healthcare organizations across the nation. The Company provides access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. With insights and expertise, AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes. AMN total talent solutions include managed services programs, clinical and interim healthcare leaders, temporary staffing, executive search solutions, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling, language interpretation services, revenue cycle solutions, and other services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, schools and many other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve. Our commitment to the inclusion of many different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enables our innovation and leadership in the healthcare services industry. For more information about AMN Healthcare, visit www.amnhealthcare.com

About Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) located in Dallas, Texas, was established in 1909 as a diploma program within Baylor Hospital in Dallas, which is now Baylor Scott & White Health’s Baylor University Medical Center, and in 1950 became one of the six degree-granting schools of Baylor University. The first Baccalaureate degrees were granted in 1952, establishing the School among the earliest baccalaureate nursing programs in Texas. In 1999, the School was renamed the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing after Louise Herrington Ornelas, a 1992 Baylor Alumna Honoris Causa, who made an endowment gift to the School. The LHSON offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees through Traditional, FastBacc® (one-year accelerated) and Distance Accelerated BSN programs. Plus, the LHSON offers an online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with tracks that include Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse-Midwifery, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Executive Nurse Leadership and U.S. Army Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN). U.S. News & World Report 2023 Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs ranked the LHSON No. 39. In addition, U.S. News & World Report 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings list several LHSON programs, including the DNP program at No. 66 nationally and “Best Nursing” specialty rankings for LHSON’s USAGPAN, which operates at the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, at No. 8 nationally, and Baylor’s Nurse-Midwifery program, which is No. 21 in the nation. To learn more visit www.baylor.edu/nursing

About Baylor University
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.