Office of the Dean

Message from 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 Dean & Associate Professor - Denton Campus
Denton: ASB 216N 

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

Shelley Y. Hawkins, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, GNP, FAANP

Associate Dean & Professor - Dallas Center
Dallas: Room 7514 

Education: BSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham; MSN, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Graduate Certificate-FNP, University of Virginia; Graduate Certificate-GNP, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Primary Teaching Area: Advanced Practice; Nursing Education; DNP Program

Areas of Expertise: Telehealth and Remote Monitoring for Patient-Centered Care; Nursing Education Preparation and Graduate Outcomes; Teaching Strategies and Evaluation Methods

Ainslie Nibert, PhD, Associate Professor, Associate Dean

Ainslie Nibert, PhD

Associate Dean & Associate Professor - Houston Center
Houston: Room 7519 

Education: BS, Texas Christian University; MS, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston; PhD, Texas Woman's University


Morgan Andersen
Assistant to the Dean
Denton: ASB 216L 

Janet Mathis
Administrative Assistant - Denton
Denton: ASB 216P   

Shari Harpaz
Administrative Assistant - Dallas
Dallas: Room 7515 

Sheila Washington
Administrative Assistant - Houston
Houston: Room 7521 

Page last updated 12:11 PM, January 15, 2021