Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Dr. Bunny Forgione

An Outstanding Islander

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Dr. Bunny Forgione has given presentations across the nation on maternal-fetal attachment and childbirth education throughout her career. Since she arrived at the Island University (then Corpus Christi State University) in 1990, the associate dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences has witnessed the College’s exponential growth. The number of undergraduates in the program, which is recognized statewide, has soared from just over 20 nursing students 19 years ago to more than 400. Forgione, a New York native, also coordinates e-Line (Electronic Learning in Nursing Education), the first online generic nursing curriculum in the nation. It’s no surprise that Forgione, who is an expert in the maternal/newborn field, serves as the Emeritus Chair for the March of Dimes’ Texas State Program Services Committee and has been involved with the non-profit organization for over a decade. She has received numerous honors including the Texas Nurses Association, District 17, Nurse of the Year; Nurse Week Magazine – Finalist for Nurse of the Year; and the Excellence in Teaching Award at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Recently, Forgione received a Texas A&M University System Teaching Excellence Award, scoring in the top 5 percent for her respective classes. This spring, Forgione and her College will relocate to Island Hall, the new building to house the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the College of Education’s kinesiology program. The new $45 million, 140,000-square-foot building will include a simulated hospital ward and patient simulator laboratories.

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