Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Dr. Eve Layman

An Outstanding Islander

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Filling the Nursing Gap
Dr. Eve Layman is all too familiar with the struggle hospitals face in recruiting and retaining top educated nurses. The graduate nursing department chair and associate professor is active in expanding the nursing workforce in the Coastal Bend. Her research involves ensuring the nursing system provides quality care and forming partnerships between academic and service organizations to help develop a nursing workforce in health professional shortage areas. Increasing the University's capacity to educate new nurses is vital. Layman has seen what was a small nursing program evolve into a model program recognized throughout the state. In addition, graduate numbers have tripled. Layman is president-elect of the Texas Nurses Association (TNA) District 17, a southern region substitute representative for the Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies and is a member-at-large for the Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues through Academy Health. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an advanced nurse executive and is TNA representative for the American Nurses Association.

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