Tarleton State University is celebrating 40 years of nursing—A Legacy of Caring and Excellence—honoring those who helped jumpstart the program.
Tarleton President F. Dominic Dottavio said Tarleton’s nursing program has helped meet North Texas’ need for highly-qualified registered nurses. He called it a testament to the vision of Stephenville physician and TSU alum Dr. Vance Terrell and the persistence of Drs. Robert Fain and Lamar Johanson.
Tarleton boasts more than 1,700 nursing graduates, many of whom serve in rural hospitals and clinics throughout North Texas.
While area residents and physicians recognized the need for a nursing program at Tarleton in the ’70s, the nursing board denied the university’s proposal three times.
Source: Local News