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UHV alumna becomes Fort Bend ISD lead nurse

July 20, 2013 at 2:20 a.m.

Diana Bartonuhv nurse

SUGAR LAND - A University of Houston-Victoria School of Nursing graduate was recently named the head nurse for Fort Bend schools district.

She supervises 74 school nurses. She began her job on July 1.

"What I'm most looking forward to about the new job is having a platform to inspire school district nurses to be better care providers," Barton said.

In 2009, Barton earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UHV, completing an educational pursuit she started 28 years earlier. Barton obtained her degree in one year while working full time as a school nurse at Pecan Grove Elementary School in Richmond. She was selected by UHV nursing faculty as the spring 2009 outstanding undergraduate.

"I'm proud that her success at UHV has paid off in her professional career. Fort Bend students are in good hands with her in charge," said Kathryn Tart, founding dean of the UHV School of Nursing.

Tart invited Barton to serve on the Dean's Advisory Council for the UHV School of Nursing. The group meets each semester to discuss issues related to the school and the surrounding Fort Bend nursing community.

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