Dr. Barb Sittner Named First Helen Weber Distinguished Professor in Nursing Education
Bryan College of Health Science is proud to announce the first naming of the first Helen Weber Distinguished Professor in Nursing Education. This professorship, endowed by Helen Weber, 1939 Bryan School of Nursing graduate, is awarded to a faculty member who has demonstrated distinguished work in teaching and research in the field of nursing education. The funds from the endowment may be used to support that faculty member’s research and scholarship for three years. Dr. Barb Sittner, RN, PhD, professor in the graduate nursing program, is the first person to hold this distinguished position. Dr. Sittner’s research interests include continuing education, focused on patient safety, for OB nurses in rural hospitals. Her project will be conducted in collaboration with nursing staff from Bryan Health. She will be making a significant contribution to the profession, and to the practice of nursing in Nebraska, through this work—all made possible from the generous gift of Helen Weber. Congratulations to Dr. Sittner, and many thanks to Mrs. Weber.