Title: Nursing Educator (Retired)
Company: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Location: Temple, Texas, United States
Naomi Sheppard, Educator at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Nurses for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nursing.
Encouraged by her mother to choose either nursing or teaching, Naomi Kate Sheppard decided the nursing path offered her the best opportunity for growth and success. Before embarking on her professional, she earned a diploma from the Scott & White Hospital School of Nursing in 1955. Soon thereafter she received an Associate of Arts from Temple Junior College, a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and biology from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and a Master of Science in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She also obtained certification in psychiatric nursing from the American Nursing Association.
At the start of her career, Ms. Sheppard worked as a staff nurse at Scott & White Hospital – a position she held for eight years. She then advanced to head nurse of medicine and in-service education coordinator at the institution. In 1972, Ms. Sheppard transferred to the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, where she worked as an associate professor until her retirement in 1992.
Outside of her primary endeavors, Ms. Sheppard enjoyed using her skills to help her community. She has experience as the president of the American Nurses Association, and as a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, the Vashti Chapter of the Texas Nurses Association, the Eastern Star EIKS Auxiliary, and the National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees. Dr. Laverne Goldman, one of Ms. Shepparad’s teachers was quite an inspiration for her throughout her professional journey. Additionally, she was greatly influenced by Anna Lowe Cole, who worked as the director of nurses at Scott & White Hospital. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, gardening, and television church sessions.
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