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Our Congratulations to Dr. Kay Avant!

August 16, 2023

Our most heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Kay Avant! Not only Did Dr. Avant serve on our board, she was also in the inaugural class of NANDA-I Fellows! 

Check out the announcement below prepared by Centex Educational Services. 

Dr. Kay Avant in Vietnam

On August 3, the Vietnamese University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) conferred the title of Professor Honoris Causa on Dr. Avant for her contributions in training, scientific research and community service at the University. 

With support from the Nursing Group of Friendship Bridge, Dr. Avant taught masters level courses for two weeks each year 2009-2013 in Vietnam.  This sustained teaching by Dr. Avant and three other American nursing professors were part of a successful effort to develop the first Master in Nursing Program in Vietnam. 

While participating in the Vietnamese program, Dr. Avant taught in and later chaired the Family Nursing Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio (2005 to 2016).  Previously she served on the faculty at the University of Texas School of Nursing in Austin (1978 to 2005).  Dr. Avant's nursing education included a PhD in Nursing from Texas Woman's University (1978), a Masters in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1965) and a BS in Nursing from Texas Christian University (1963). 

Professor Avant served on the NANDA Board and presided 2000 to 2002. 

Prepared by Centex Educational Services.  For additional information: 

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