"He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick." Luke 9:2 (NKJV)
Dr. Rebekah Grigsby currently serves as the Dean of the School of Nursing at East Texas Baptist University and as Assistant Professor of Nursing where she teaches courses in Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Pharmacology, and Pediatrics. She holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a focus in nursing leadership and program development. Her doctoral project included the creation of an international partnership with health care professionals to facilitate a sustainable evidence-based education model in areas of hardship. Dr. Grigsby also holds a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) specializing in Nursing Education from Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from the University of Wyoming. She is an AACN Leadership for Academic Nursing Programs (LANP) Fellow. She is a member of several professional nursing organizations including Sigma and Nurses Christian Fellowship. Before joining ETBU, she served as Director of Education for a national wound care company, American Medical Technologies. In that capacity she served as a panel member on the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel from 2012-2014. Her nursing practice spans 38 years and includes experience in pediatrics, women’s health, hospice, and wound care. She brings her passion for international partnerships to our nursing program through the creation of a global study mission trip for nursing students to experience cultural immersion and medical mission strategies worldwide. Transitioning from a patient environment to academia results from her desire to lead new nurses into the profession who are prepared to practice holistically in a complex health care arena.