For release: January 28, 2013
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Dr. Linda M. Brice
Dr. Linda M. Brice has been appointed director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing
program at the Lambuth Campus of the University of Memphis. 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,
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.