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Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN

Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN

Dean and Professor

College of Nursing
1359 TAMU
8447 Riverside Pkwy
Bryan, TX   77807-1359

Phone: 979-436-0112
Fax: 979-436-0098

Education and Training

Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska

Master of Science, Nursing, University of Portland, Portland, Oregon

Bachelor of Science, Nursing South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota

Specialty Training/Board Certifications

PHNA-BC Board Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an Advanced Public Health Nurse


AASCU Millennium Leadership Institute Protégé, 2016

Named one of 30 most Influential Deans of Nursing in the US: Mometrix, 2015

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2014

Recent Publications

  • Conn, V.S., McCarthy, A.M., Cohen, M.Z., Anderson, C.M., Killion, C.M., DeVon, H.A., Topp, R., Fahrenwald, N.L., Herrick, L.M., Benefield, L.E., Smith, C.E., Jefferson, U.T., Anderson, E.A. (2018). Pearls and pitfalls of team science. Western Journal of Nursing Research, Advance online publication,
  • Burman, M. & Fahrenwald, N.L. (2018). Academic Nursing Leadership in a Rural Setting: Different Game, Same Standards. Journal of Professional Nursing, 34(2), 128-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2017.11.003. 
  • Conn, V.S., Anderson, C.M., Killion, C.M., Bowers, B., Wyman, J.F., Herrick, L.M.,  Zerwic, J., Smith, C.E., Cohen, M.Z., Benefield, L.E., Topp, R., Fahrenwald, N.L., Titler, M., Larson, J.L., Varty, M.M., Jefferson, U.T. (2017). Launching successful beginnings for early career researchers. Western Journal of Nursing Research, Aug 1. doi: 10.1177/0193945917725999.
  • Conn, V.S., Jefferson, U., Cohen, M.Z., Anderson, C.M., Killion, C.M., Fahrenwald, N.L., Benefield, L.E., Titler, M., Topp, R., Smith, C.E., Loya, J. (2016). Strategies to build authorship competence among PhD students. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39(3): 329-355.
  • Conn, V. S., Zerwic, J., Jefferson, U., Anderson, C. M., Killion, C. M., Smith, C. E., Cohen, M. Z., Fahrenwald, N. L., Herrick, L.M., Topp, R., Benefield, L. E., & Loya, J. (2016). Normalizing rejection. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 38(2), 137-154.
  • Conn, V. S., Ward, S., Herrick, L.M., Topp, R., Alexander, G. L., Anderson, C. M., Smith, C. E., Benefield, L. E., Fahrenwald, N., Given, B., Titler, M., Larson, J. L., Cohen, M. Z. & Georgesen, S. (2015). Managing opportunities and challenges of co-authorship. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(2), 134-163
  • Kerkvliet, J.L., Wey, H., & Fahrenwald, N.L. (2015). Tobacco quitline outcomes for priority populations. South Dakota Medicine, Special Edition, 63-68.
  • Wey, H., Kerkvliet, J. L., Fahrenwald, N. L. (2015). Cessation among state quitline participants with a mental health condition. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16(7), 735-741.
  • Burdette, L., Rowe, G., Johansen, L., Kerkvliet, J., Nagelhout, E., Lewis, K., & Fahrenwald, N. L. (2014). A statewide assessment of smoke-free policy in multiunit housing settings. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 16(12), 1593-1598.
  •  Minton, M., Kerkvliet, J. L., Mitchell, A., & Fahrenwald, N. L. (2014). Palliative and end of life care in South Dakota. A statewide assessment. South Dakota Medicine. 67(5):185-189.
  •  Kerkvliet, J. L. & Fahrenwald, N. (2014). Tobacco quitline outcomes by service type. South Dakota Medicine. 67(1), 25-29.
  • Conn, V. S., Zerwic, J., Rawl, S., Wyman, J. F., Larson, J. L., Anderson, C., Fahrenwald, N. L., Benefield, L. E., Cohen, M. Z., Smith, C. E., Topp, R. V., Markis, N. E. (2014). Strategies for a successful PhD program: words of wisdom from the WJNR Editorial Board. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(1), 6-30.


Last edited by: krhoades 08/19/2019

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