LHSON Congratulates Appointment of New Associate Dean and Other Nurse Leaders

January 13, 2023
Brandy Brown

The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing congratulates Brandy Brown, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC on her appointment as Associate Dean for the Pre-Licensure Program and Clinical Assistant Professor.

Dr. Brown now serves alongside Dr. Lisa Jones, also an Associate Dean for the Pre-Licensure Program over all three tracks in the undergraduate program. Dr. Brown has been one of the coordinators for the LHSON Distant Accelerated BSN (DABSN) track since Fall 2021. She has been teaching the following online courses while at Baylor: Health Assessment Lab, Maturing Family didactic, Population Health didactic and clinical, Complex Human Needs didactic, and Transition to Practice clinical. She joined the LHSON as faculty in January 2021.

Dr. Brown has had the opportunity to teach in colleges and Universities over the last 20 years. Her work experience includes faculty appointments and patient care positions. She has served as faculty member at Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah; Union University in Jackson, Tennessee; Jackson State Community College in Jackson, Tennessee and Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Alabama. Her educational instruction with students is informed by her experiences as a registered nurse and an advanced practice nurse. As a BSN prepared Registered Nurse, she has practiced in medical surgical acute and no-acute areas, surgical intensive care units, cardiac specialty units, outpatient clinics (internal medicine and gastroenterology) and community organizations. As a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, she has provided outpatient and nursing home medical care at Noyes Family Care Center in Corinth, Mississippi and she has served nursing homes in the West Tennessee area in the specialty of geriatric psychiatry with Wellness Solutions in Nashville, Tennessee and IMind of Jackson, Tennessee.

Dr. Brown completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nursing Administration with Education Certificate from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama; Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama.

As Dr. Brown transitions to the LHSON Leadership team, Kristi Calloway, PhD, RN, CNE, will become the second coordinator for the DABSN track serving with Ethany Howden, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-C. Dr. Calloway started teaching at the LHSON during the summer of 2022. Prior to that, she was the Program Coordinator for the distant campus at East Central University in Oklahoma.

In addition, the LHSON is pleased to announce that Dr. Amy Anderson, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN has accepted the appointment of Global Initiatives Coordinator for LHSON. This is a new appointment and will encompass the Missions Coordinator role, Study Abroad coordinator, and coordination for teaching in other countries such as Vietnam and Zambia. Dr. Anderson joined LHSON teaching in the online DNP program in May 2022. Prior to that she taught at TCU for five years in both the medical school and nursing school. Dr. Anderson was a scholar at the International Council of Nurses Global Nursing Leadership Institute in 2018, where she completed a policy-focused residency in Geneva, Switzerland. She continues her work with the GNLI Alumni on initiatives to promote global health. Dr. Anderson co-founded Global Nurse Consultants Alliance, an international consulting group providing leadership coaching and strategic planning for global nurse leaders impacting twenty-three countries. She serves as a public advisor to Paragon Health Institute, a health policy think tank and served on the Board of Prevent Blindness-Texas, a non-profit working to provide eye care access to those in need. Dr. Anderson was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2020.

Finally, we are happy to welcome Kristen Westmoreland, MSN, RNC-NIC as a new RN Simulation Educator. She graduated from Baylor LHSON in 2013 with her BSN and graduated from Texas Woman's University with her master's in nursing education in 2022. She has nine years of clinical experience with the majority of that time spent in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She has a passion for helping families through the ups and downs of life in the NICU. During her time there, she was a clinical preceptor for graduate and experienced nurses, an active member of the education work group, and helped facilitate interdepartmental education regarding NRP for the ED staff. She began teaching part-time in the PNP labs in the Fall of 2020 and served as a Transition to Practice Clinical Instructor for the FastBacc® program. She enjoyed teaching in both the clinical and academic environments.