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UTMB SON: Faculty Practice Website

(Back Row): Thomas Mendez PhD, RN-BC, CNS, Patricia Savard RN, DNP ANP-C, M. Teresa Verklan RNC, CCNS, PhD, FAAN, Ellen Boyd RN, MSN, FNP-C, Vicky Ebone RN, MSN, GNP-BC, Bruce Leonard RN, PhD, FNP-BC, NP-C, Connie Heard DNP, RN, FNP-C, Carol Wiggs RN, PhD, CNM, AHN-BC

(Middle Row): Gloria Brandburg RN, PhD, GNP-BC, Gwenn Scott RN, DNP, FNP-BC, Sharron Forest DNP, RN, NNP-BC, Sheba Luke RN, DNP, FNP-C, Debra Armentrout RN, PhD, NNP-BC, CNS, Elizabeth Martin RN, DNP, WHCNP, MSN, RNC, Suzanne Alton RN, MSN, DNP, FNP-BC, Maureen Biggs DNP, RN, FNP-BC, Josie Tombrella RN, MSN, Maureen Wilder RN, DNP, ANP-BC, Jacqueline Svoboda RN, MSN, WHCNP

(Front Row): Frances Sonstein RN, MSN, FNP, GNP-BC, CNS-BC, Eva Stephens RN, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, Sandra Priest RN, MSN, NNP, Cheryl Juneau RN, DrPH, FNP-BC, Bushra Manakatt RN, DNP, FNP, Elizabeth Petitt RN, MSN, FNP-C, DCNP, Kimberly Rumsey RN, MSN, FNP, Mini Jose RN, PhD, FNP-C, Linda Rounds RN, PhD, FNP, FAANP, FAAN

(Not Pictured): Jacquelyn Aoughsten RN, DNP, MSN, ACNP-C, Jeri Jaquis RN, MSN, ANP-BC, Kathleen Murphy RN, DNP, FNP-BC, Kathleen Nader RN, MSN, ANP-BC, GNP, Miriam Ramos-Leon RN, MSN, FNP-C

Welcome to the School of Nursing Faculty Practice Website!

The purpose of this website is to provide information and assistance to School of Nursing faculty who are currently practicing. Others who are interested in starting a faculty practice will also find this site useful.

School of Nursing faculty practice emanates from the UTMB mission to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. Faculty are committed to increasing access to health care for underserved populations.

School of Nursing Advanced Practice Registered Nurse faculty practice in a variety of health care settings. These settings include nurse managed health clinics, urgent care clinics, internal medicine clinics, family medicine clinics, acute care, long-term care and psychiatric mental health setting.

Partnerships with UTMB Health System, School of Medicine and Community Practices provide faculty opportunities to develop faculty practices. The goal of the School of Nursing faculty practice council is to support, encourage, and enhance these partnerships.


School of Nursing Faculty Practice
Mission and Values

Our Mission: To engage faculty in the scholarship of practice and to improve health in "our corner of the world."

Our Vision: We work together to work wonders at facilitating scholarly practice and excellence in health care.

SON Faculty Practice Values:

  • Demonstrate compassionate practice
  • Act with integrity for the good of our patients
  • Respect all persons and embrace diversity
  • Promote lifelong learning and mentoring

SON Faculty Practice Serves To:

  • Promote the current evidence-based practice of expert nurses in our communities
  • Bridge practice with research, education, and scholarship
  • Facilitate faculty remaining up-to-date with practice, certification, and licensure
  • Encourage diverse practice settings and arrangements
  • Enhance recruitment and retention of clinical faculty
  • Provide incentive for faculty to hone their skills and expertise
  • Serve as role models and mentors for students
  • Build and nurture interprofessional relationships
  • Implement innovative care models to patients, families, and communities
  • Add to the legitimacy of faculty members as clinicians to students
  • Provide preceptor exemplars
  • Participate in translational and/or evidence-based research opportunities
  • Enable academicians to combine the roles of teaching, practice, service and research
  • Enhance clinical knowledge for teaching