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Baylor Nurses’ Recent Achievements

Baylor nurses influence nursing practice around the community, state, region, nation and world through presentations, publications, nursing research and leadership roles in professional organizations. They’re also nationally recognized for innovation and excellence in practice. 


Each year, many of our nurses are named to the Texas Nurses Association’s Great 100 Nurses list for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In 2013, 27 of the Great 100 Nurses were from Baylor hospitals. 

Many of our nurses are recognized each year by D Magazine for their achievements in nursing. In 2013, 15 Baylor nurses were named to the magazine's Excellence in Nursing list. Nursing Excellence Award

  • Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie - Faye Collins, Director of the Emergency Department, was awarded a Nursing Excellence Award for her work in Advancing and Leading the Profession in 2013.
  • Baylor Medical Center at Irving - Barry Allen, Nurse Manager of Invasive Cardiology, was awarded a Nursing Excellence Award in 2013 for Patient and Staff Management.
  • Baylor Medical Center Uptown - Jan Auerbach was awarded a Nursing Excellence Award for her volunteer snd service work in 2013.

 Dallas/Fort Worth Hospital Council Employee of the Year Nominees 2013

  • Baylor Medical Center at Irving - John Stricklin, RN
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine - Christine Roberts, RN
  • Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital - Camelia Carter, RN
  • Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie - Nicki Newman, RN
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – McKinney - Janice Owen, RN

Nurses Published in Journals

Some of the recent publications by Baylor nurses include:
  • Houston, S.; Luquire, R.; Casanova, M.; Leveille, M.; Fike, A.; Ogola, G.; Chando, S.; (2012). Decisional Involvement in Magnet, Magnet-Aspiring and Non-Magnet Hospitals. Journal of Nursing Administration. 42(12): 586-591.
  • Leeper, B ; Centano, M. (2012, Mar). Disparities in Cardiac Care for Patients with Complex Cardiovascular Care Needs. The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 27(2): 114-119.
  • Newland, L. (2012, June). Cue-Based Feeding: Implementation in a 83 Bed Level Three Metropolitan NICU. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing. 41 (s1): 41-42.
  • Pilcher, J. (2012, May/June). Growing Dendrites and Brain-based Learning. Neonatal Network. 31(3): 191-194.
  • Centeno, M. (2011, December). Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Critical Care Nursing of North America. 23(4): 645-659.
  • Convery, P.; Couch, C.; Luquire, R. (2011, October). Training Physicians and Nursing Leaders for Performance Improvement. From Front Office to Front Line. (Second Edition). Joint Commission Resources. Oakbrook Terrace, IL.
  • Flanders, S.; Gunn, S. (2011, December). Pulmonary Issues in Acute and Critical Care: Pulmonary Embolism and Ventilator-induced Lung Injury. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. 23(4): 617-634.
  • Kaplan, T; Pilcher, J. (2011, July/August). Evaluating Safety and Competency at the Bedside. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development. 27(4): 187-190.