23 honored at Texas Tech nursing campus in Mansfield

July 27, 2023
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The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing honored 23 nursing students at a lamp lighting ceremony the Methodist Mansfield campus July 22.

The nursing school opened three years ago. The class was only the third group of students to complete the program.

“The number of students applying for the nursing school based at the hospital has grown tremendously since it opened and has 80 students in the pipeline working to make their dream of becoming a nurse a reality,” Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Nora Frasier said. “We’re so happy to be fulfilling the need for nurses in our community.”

Mansfield Mayor Michael Evans was also in attendance and congratulated the students on their success and achievements.

Every semester Methodist Mansfield Medical Center and the Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Nursing faculty select a student who encompass the characteristics of the SHINES Award which represents the following:

• Servant Heart – compassionately putting others first

• Hospitality – offering a welcoming and caring environment

• Innovation – courageous creativity and commitment to quality

• Noble – unwavering honesty and integrity

• Enthusiasm – celebration of individual and team accomplishment

• Skillful – dedicated to learning and excellence

This semester’s SHINES awardee was Aubrielle Angell, who is a student nurse and Methodist Mansfield Emergency Department extern. She is always smiling and engaging with whoever she encounters and connects fast with her patients and family members. She always treats them with respect, kindness, and professionalism. She takes learning seriously and is unwavering in her commitment to seeking out learning opportunities - whether it be her clinical rotations, as an active member and officer of TNSA Mansfield, or time volunteering as a nursing student.

The nursing program graduates students three times per year.

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