Michael L. Evans, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N.
Dean of the School of Nursing
About the Office
The School of Nursing, founded 25 years ago (1981) to produce highly competent nurses for West Texas, continues
its proud tradition of creating educational possibilities for students and health
care solutions for the communities we serve. Today, online technology enables us to
educate nurses across the state of Texas and the nation.
The school has fully embraced "the need for innovation in nursing education" in order
to address the growing nursing shortage. In concert with other schools, such as Texas
Woman's University, University of Texas at Tyler and Austin Community College , TTUHSC
provides a diverse range of educational programs for the state through a variety of
innovative and collaborative relationships.
As the student population has become more diverse, we have created alternative pathways
to nursing education. The Second Degree Program was developed to allow students with
a bachelor's degree in another discipline to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(BSN) following 12 months of intensive study. TTUHSC provides registered nurses opportunities
to advance on their career trajectory via a variety of innovative programs such as
the RN to BSN or RN to MSN (Master of Science in Nursing) educational tracks.
Serving the health care needs of West Texas communities is an extremely important
mission of the school. We add value to the communities we serve by providing health
care to Lubbock's medically underserved residents at the Larry Combest Community Health
and Wellness Center. Faculty and students provide primary health care, conduct research
in diabetes, adolescent obesity and participate in a multitude of other activities,
all in partnership with the community to improve the health of its citizens.
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TTUHSC is a component of the Texas Tech University System. The President of TTUHSC reports to the Chancellor, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the System. The Chancellor and the President
are responsible to the Texas Tech University Board of Regents, which sets overall policy for the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech University,