SON Faculty and Staff

Dr. Rebekah Grigsby



Wayland Baptist University
8300 Pat Booker Rd.
Live Oak, Texas 78233

Phone: 210-590-5645


Faculty & Staff

Kristie Buchanan MSN,RN

Associate Dean of Nursing/Assistant Professor

Wes Trueblood

Assistant Coordinator of Clinical Operations & Social Media Specialist for Mieth School of Nursing

Ahydee Perez

Administrative Assistant & Academic Advisor

Dr. Charlene Smith

Professor of Nursing

Shamee Manley

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Jeanene Burns

Assistant Professor of Nursing


Philosophy Statement

Wayland Baptist University School of Nursing faculty believes that the profession of nursing should be able to respond to the healthcare needs of individuals in an ever-changing environment. A knowledge base built from both the arts and the sciences helps build a foundation for core competency in professional nursing. The nurse then expands knowledge, skills, and critical thinking through the study of disease, health promotion, and health prevention for individuals in the healthcare environment.

The faculty believes the educational process involves a shared responsibility between students and faculty. The development of clinical skills, communication, critical thinking, and the understanding of diversity are essential acquisitions from nursing education. The student must be able to care for the individual holistically and understand the social, cultural, racial, and ethnic needs of the individual.

The faculty believes collaboration with members of the health care team is an integral part of individual care. The baccalaureate nurse graduate should be able to communicate needs of individuals with members of other disciplines on the health care team so that a plan of care can be developed and delivered providing quality care. During this care the graduate will be cognizant of the legal, ethical, and professional standards necessary in providing individuals with competent quality care.

The faculty believes the graduate will provide continuous teaching opportunities to individuals as an integral part of their plan of care. Learning needs assessment is always essential in the delivery of care. The graduate will also accept the responsibility for their continuous learning to provide for their growth and continued competence. The graduate will be able to demonstrate entry level competencies in the roles of provider of care, coordinator of care, and as a member of the profession.

The Wayland Baptist University School of Nursing faculty is committed to meeting the needs of the health care community by graduating dedicated baccalaureate-prepared and masters-prepared nurses who engage in safe, quality nursing practice.




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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program has continuing accreditation through the Texas Board of Nursing and through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program has continuing accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Contact Information

Texas Board of Nursing
333 Guadalupe St. #3-460
Austin, TX 78701


3390 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

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