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TTU School of Nursing celebrates 40 Years

Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 11:42 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - After celebrating 50 years of the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, it’s time now to recognize another milestone... 40 years of educating nurses through the School of Nursing at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

This year’s graduation in May pushed the total number of nursing graduates up to nearly 17,000. Dr. Mike Evans, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Nursing, describes the change in 40 years, “First class was very small, all the way to we have nearly 2000 students across the state right now.” Dr. Lori Spearman-Rice, President of the TTUHSC adds, “If you were to walk into health care facilities and clinics all across West Texas, and now even into the east side of the state as well, you’re going to come across graduates and alum from the Texas Tech School of Nursing.”

The Texas Tech School of Nursing started in Lubbock but has grown to include campuses in Amarillo, Abilene, Dallas and the Permian Basin including a new satellite campus in Mansfield.

Congratulations on celebrating 40 years!

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