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Texas Tech Professor Will Head U of M’s Lambuth Campus Nursing Program

For release: January 28, 2013
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901-678-2843

Dr. Linda M. Brice
Dr. Linda M. Brice

Dr. Linda M. Brice has joined the nursing program at the Lambuth Campus of the University of Memphis as Clinical Associate Professor. That program includes the RN-to-BSN program.

Brice had previously been a professor of nursing in the Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock (TTUHSC).  Her areas of specialty are obstetrics, high risk OB, and community health, but she has taught a wide variety of nursing courses.  She has served as a preceptor for graduate nursing students who are taking community health courses, and she has mentored medical students involved in community health projects.

She has received the Outstanding Faculty Award for nine of the past 10 years from the TTUHSC Student Government Association, the Texas Nurses Association’s Nurse of the Year Award, and the Gold Medal Award from the Lubbock Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications for her work in the Lubbock community, especially on behalf of children with disabilities.

Brice founded the TTUHSC School of Nursing’s “Annual Stork’s Nest Baby Shower” to assist a March of Dimes’ program designed to help pregnant women and teens have healthy pregnancies and give birth to healthy babies, and she co-founded the “Teen Straight Talk” program, which teaches comprehensive sex education to adolescents and adults.  She was a key figure in the successful effort to save the Lubbock Health Department last year, after city leaders had threatened to close it to save the city money.

“The Loewenberg School of Nursing is fortunate to recruit Dr. Linda Brice as the director of the Lambuth BSN program,” said Dr. Lin Zhan, dean of the School.  “She comes with a wealth of higher education experience, and she has received numerous honors and awards for her outstanding contributions to nursing and community health.  Dr. Brice will not only lead the BSN program on the Lambuth Campus, but she will reach out to serve the Jackson community through nursing. As she herself has noted, ‘I am passionate about promoting health in the Jackson community.’ 

“The LSON will continue to make concerted efforts to enroll, retain and graduate Lambuth Campus nursing students and to prepare compassionate and caring professional nurses to serve the healthcare needs of Jackson and West Tennessee.”  

As the first female in Tennessee to go through the U.S. Air Force ROTC program, Brice received her officer’s commission in 1973, at the time of her graduation from Memphis State University with a B.S. degree in microbiology.  She also holds a B.S. degree in health science administration from Southern Illinois University and a master of arts degree in marriage, family, and child counseling from Chapman College in Orange, Calif.

Brice earned a BSN in 1989 from Creighton University in Omaha.  She received a master’s degree in nursing as a family nurse practitioner and a Ph.D. in nursing with the second major in public health from the University of South Florida.

She and her husband, B.J., are the parents of three children.



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