The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Nursing marked its
second class of nursing graduates with their BSN to the Mansfield, Texas community with a
lamp lighting ceremony April 1 (Saturday). The lamp lighting graduation ceremony was
conducted in the Cafe of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, host to TTUHSC’s new satellite
“Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing is very pleased and proud to
be a partner with the Methodist Healthcare System, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center and the
City of Mansfield in celebrating the second graduating class of nurses in the DFW region,”
Regional Dean Tiffani Wise said. “Increasing the number of nurses helps to address the shortage
of nurses, and therefore improves the quality of health care in the region.”
Juan Fresquez, Methodist Health System President, said the nurse graduates celebrate the eternal
flame that burns bright in each graduate nurse and Methodist’s efforts to build a talented pipeline
of nurses here in the community to deliver high-quality care.
“We are proud to collaborate with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of
Nursing and the City of Mansfield to celebrate the second graduating class of the Texas Tech
satellite campus to Tarrant County and Methodist Mansfield Medical Center,” Fresquez said.
“Adding these talented nurses to the DFW community enables us to positively impact
individual’s lives and provide a resource of new nurses critical to the operations of hospitals and
clinics nationwide. These nurses help close the gap in the shortage of nurses in our community.”
According to a report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Texas will be
short almost 16,000 nurses by 2030.
“These graduates are high-quality medical professionals who will strengthen our city’s health
care system and economy,” Mansfield Mayor Michael Evans said. “This would not be possible
without the collaboration between Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Methodist
Health System, and the City of Mansfield to open the nursing school here at Methodist Mansfield