Linda M. Brice, RN, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
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Dr. Brice is coming to the University of Memphis from Texas Tech University Health
Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Anita Thigpen Perry School of Nursing where she has been
teaching Traditional BSN Students for the past 10 years. Her specialty areas of teaching
and her passion include Obstetrics, High Risk OB and Community Health. However, Dr.
Brice has also either taught or has been a Clinical Instructor in such courses as
Health Assessment, Foundations, Communications, Gerontology, Leadership & Management,
along with being a Preceptor of Graduate Nursing Students taking their Community Health
Courses. Dr. Brice also mentors 1st, 2nd and 3rd Year Medical Students who are involved
in her many Community Health Projects and assists them in their research projects.
Dr. Brice has been very active in the service of her Lubbock, Texas community. Besides
Co-Founding her "Teen Straight Talk" Program in 2007, which has educated over 2800
adolescents and adults on comprehensive sex education, she also founded the TTUHSC
School of Nursing sponsored "Annual Stork's Nest Baby Shower" to help collect new
baby items for the March of Dimes' Stork's Nest Program to use as incentives to help
pregnant women and teens have healthy pregnancies and healthy term babies. In the
10 years since Dr. Brice started this program with her Traditional BSN Nursing Students
they have collected $485,000 worth of new baby items and monetary donations. Dr. Brice
was also very instrumental in stopping the closure of the Lubbock City Health Department
last fall when the Mayor and City Council decided to close it to save the city money.
Dr. brice was able to rally the citizens of Lubbock to help save the City Health Department
for this community of almost 300,000 people.
Awards & Honors (Selected):
Dr. Brice has received numerous TTUHSC, local, regional, state and national awards
for her work with her students; her work with decreasing the high rate of preterm
births, low birth weight babies and infant mortality; and her work in trying to decrease
the high rate of teen pregnancy and STDs in Lubbock and West Texas. In 2012, Dr. Brice
received the following awards:
TTUHSC Student Government Association's Outstanding Faculty Award (Chosen by the Traditional
BSN Senior Class – Dr. Brice has received this honor 9 times in the 10 years at Texas
Tech)Texas Nurses Association (TNA), District 18, Nurse of the Year AwardLubbock Professional
Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications' Gold Medal Award for continued
work in helping better the Lubbock communityEarly Learning Centers of Lubbock's Champions
for Children Award for continued work in the community using Traditional Nursing Students
to work with children, especially those with disabilities.
In 1973, Dr. Brice received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, with Minors
in Microbiology and Aerospace Science from then Memphis State University. She was
the first female in the State of Tennessee to go through the United States Air Force
ROTC Program and be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
Dr. Brice received a Master of Arts Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling
in 1976 from Chapman College in Orange, California. She received a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Health Science Administration in 1982 from Southern Illinois University
in Carbondale, Illinois. Dr. Brice then turned her education and career to Nursing
when she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in December, 1989 from
Creighton University's Accelerated Nursing Program (One of only three Accelerated
BSN Nursing Programs in the country at that time) in Omaha, Nebraska. She finished
her Nursing education with a both a Master of Science in Nursing Degree (with Certification
as a Family Nurse Practitioner - 1993) and her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Nursing
(with a Minor in Public Health - 2002) from the University of South Florida in Tampa,
Dr. Brice has been married to her husband of almost 35 years – B.J. Brice. Her son
David and his wife and two step-daughters live in Corbin, Kentucky. She also has a
step-son James who lives in Largo, Florida and a step-daughter Lisa who lives in Houston,