Jacquelin S. Neatherlin

March 23, 2010

Dr. Jacquelin S. Neatherlin, BSN '77, professor and interim graduate program director at the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, passed away Jan. 7, 2010, after a long illness.

"Our hearts are heavy, but Jacque is probably already organizing the angelic choir," said Dr. Judy Lott, dean of the LHSON. "Dr. Neatherlin loved her students, the LHSON, Baylor University and the profession of nursing. She will be greatly missed."

Neatherlin had taught at Baylor since 1991. She earned her MSN from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, in 1980, and her Ph.D. from Texas Woman's University in 1993. Certified in the field of neuroscience nursing, Neatherlin served as president of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses. She also served two terms on the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing, and also as chair of the Test Development Committee for the American Board, which developed and managed the national certification examination for neuroscience nursing. Neatherlin was a Distinguished Lecturer and a Virginia Henderson Fellow for Sigma Theta Tau International, the international honor society for nursing, and also served as president of the Eta Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau.