welcome

Welcome to the Department of Nursing at Galveston College. The outstanding faculty and staff provide an excellent environment for learning the Arts & Science components of nursing. The faculty and staff are ready to help students meet their educational needs and expand their education in the future. The Department of Nursing partners with many excellent healthcare institutions and clinical sites to provide students resources to practice the theoretical concepts learned in the classroom and simulation laboratory. Galveston College has a student-centered learning environment dedicated to helping develop professional nurses to serve their communities through educational programs in which students learn to provide high-quality healthcare. As a Galveston College nursing student you will be challenged to strive for excellence and professionalism in many diverse settings, both in theory and clinical courses.

We look forward to talking with you and assisting you in securing the best education possible.

For more information and degree plans, please contact us at (409) 944-1396 or by email at sbrannan@gc.edu  or cstaub@gc.edu.

We hope to welcome you aboard in the near future.

Sandy Brannan, PhD, RN
Director of Nursing
Galveston College

 

ASSOCIATE DEGREE Nursing

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Information regarding the program can be obtained from ACEN at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, http://www.acenursing.org/.

Nursing is a service to individuals, to families and to the community of man. The individual nurse has scientifically based competencies and skills to assist people, sick or well, to cope with their health needs. Nursing is practiced in conjunction with other disciplines of the health care team.

VOCATIONAL Nursing

The primary role of the licensed vocational nurse is to provide nursing care in structured health care settings, under the direction of a registered nurse or licensed physician, for clients experiencing common, well-defined problems with predictable outcomes. The graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination. The program is designed to be completed within one calendar year. The curriculum is based on sequential learning; therefore, a student must have a grade of “C” or better in all courses to progress to the next sequence of VNSG courses.  The Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing.

 

Hours:

 Department Hours:  Monday - Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
 Summer Hours (mid May - mid August):  Monday - Thursday: 7:30am-6:00pm

 

Staff Members:

 

Sandra Brannan

 

  

Christa Staub

 B.S.N. University of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston    B.F.A. Stephen F. Austin State University
 M.S.N. University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston    Administrative Assistant
 Ph.D. Texas Woman's University- Houston    409-944-1396 or cstaub@gc.edu
 Director of Nursing    
 409-944-1387 or sbrannan@gc.edu    

 

Faculty members:

 

Pamela Britton

 

  

Patricia Perry

 A.S. Alvin Community College    B.S. University of Texas
 B.S. University of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston    M.S. University of Phoenix
 M.S. University of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston    2nd Year ADN Coordinator
 VN Coordinator    409-944-1374 or pperry@gc.edu
 409-944-1386 or pbritton@gc.edu    
     

  

Jeff Eubank

  

Judith Schmidt

 B.S. University of Houston    B.S. Russell Sage University
 M.S. Lubbock Christian University    M.S. The Catholic University of America
 M.B.A. Our Lady of the Lake University    Ph.D. The Catholic University of America
 ADN/VN Faculty    ADN Faculty
 409-944-1379 or jeubank@gc.edu     409-944-1381 or jschmidt@gc.edu
     

  

Shelia Fields

 

  

Susan Shea

 A.A. Alvin Community College    B.S. St. Louis University
 B.S. University of Texas- Tyler    M.S. Texas Woman's University
 M.S. University of Texas- Tyler    Ph.D. The University of Texas Health Science Center-  Houston
 ADN Faculty    1st Year ADN Coordinator
 409-944-1383 or sfields@gc.edu     409-944-1385 or sshea@gc.edu
     

  

Vicki Jernigan

 

  

Mary Anna Thomas

 A.A.S. Galveston College    A.A.S. College of the Mainland
 B.S.N. Medical College of Virginia Commonwealth  University    B.S. University of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston
 M.S.N. University of Connecticut    M.S. University of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston
 ADN Faculty    ADN Fauclty
 409-944-1378 or vjerniga@gc.edu     409-944-1382 or mdubose@gc.edu
     

 

Joan Moss

 

  

Arlinda Washington

 A.A.S. Galveston College    A.A.S. Alvin Community College
 B.S. University of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston    B.S. University of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston
 M.S. University of Texas Medical Branch- Galveston    M.S. University of Porland
 ADN/VN Faculty    ADN Faculty/Hall Professor
 409-944-1372 or jmoss@gc.edu     409-944-1373 or awashing@gc.edu

 


Updated 4/8/2015 - Content Author sbrannan