Office of the Dean

Office of the Dean

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Welcome to the College of Nursing at Texas Woman’s University. We are the largest predominantly women’s university in the country and as such are a Campus with a Heart. 

We embrace core values of opportunity, excellence, diversity and creativity. You will see these values exemplified in our admissions process, our outstanding faculty, our culture of caring, our curriculum, and our commitment to the personal growth of our students.

We offer academic programs at the BSN, MSNDNP and PhD levels. Our world class PhD program counts its graduates among the top leaders in industry, practice, association management, and academia. Our practice doctorates and nurse practitioners are well-respected and achieve excellent success on certification exams while our Baccalaureate students are the preferred nursing students of many of our clinical partners.

At no other time in history has the profession of nursing been more valued by the public or the work been more meaningful.

We are looking for men and women who would like to experience the joy and fulfillment of being a nurse, whether it is working in the community, the intensive care unit, with families, or those that need an advocate and cannot speak for themselves. We also seek to prepare nurse researchers, advanced practice nurses, nursing administrators and future faculty to train the next generation of nurses.

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I encourage you to contact us to see what Texas Woman’s University has to offer. You will be amazed at the opportunity that awaits you. 


Signature of Rosalie Mainous

Rosalie O. Mainous, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN
Dean and Professor, College of Nursing
Texas Woman's University

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Rosalie O. MainousPhD, APRN, FAANP, FAAN

Dean & Professor
College of Nursing
Denton: ASB 216




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Damon B. Cottrell, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CCNS, ACNS-BC

Associate Professor & Associate Dean - Dallas Campus
Dallas: Room 7514 

Education: Diploma, Baptist Memorial Hospital System School of Professional Nursing; BS, Texas Woman's University; MS, Texas Woman's University; DNP, Robert Morris University; Post-Master's Certificate, Indiana State University; PhD, University of Texas at Tyler

Primary Teaching Areas: Graduate: Family Nursing Practice

Areas of Expertise: Gender & Sexual Minorities, Emergency/Urgent Care, Men's Health, Professional Aspects of Advanced Practice, Clinical Leadership, Mentoring

Paul Clutter, Associate Dean

Paula Clutter, PhD, RN, CNL, CNE, CENP, CMSRN

Professor & Associate Dean - Houston Center
Houston: Room 7519 

Education: BSN, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; MSN, University of Florida; PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Primary Teaching Area: Adult Health, Clinical Nurse Leader

Research Interests: Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, Leadership & Management, Clinical Simulation


Becky Keele Profile

Rebecca Keele, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC

Professor & Associate Dean - Denton
ASB 216N 

Education: BSN, University of Central Arkansas; MS and PhD, University of Kansas. ANCC certified in Public Health Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist

Primary Teaching Area: Nursing research, nursing policy, nursing instrumentation, health promotion

Areas of Expertise: Promoting physical activity and healthy eating for vulnerable populations such as the homeless and Hispanics in underserved populations with diabetes

Donna Scott Tilley Denton Profile

Donna Scott Tilley, Ph.D., RN, CNE, FAAN

Professor & Associate Dean - Research and Clinical Scholarship
Denton: ASB 216L 

Education: BSN, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing; MSN, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing; PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Research Interests: Gender Based Violence, Health of Mothers and Children, Nursing, Nursing Diagnosis, Research Culture, Campus Sexual Assault Prevention and Response


Eva M. Bernal, MBA
Nursing Operations Administrator
Dallas: Room 7515   

Rachel Freeman
Administrative Assistant - Houston
Houston: Room 7521  

Enmaline Lizardo
Data & Admission Manager
Denton: Room 216A  

Janet Mathis
Administrative Assistant - Denton
Denton: ASB 216P   

Lisa Nash
Assistant to the Dean
Denton: ASB 216L