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K. Lynn Wieck, PhD, RN, FAAN

K. Lynn Wieck, PhD, RN, FAAN

Title: Mary Coulter Dowdy Distinguished Nursing Professor
Department: College of Nursing
Phone: 281.375.8155


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  • BSN - West Texas A&M, Canyon, TX
  • MSN - West Texas A&M, Canyon, TX
  • PhD - Texas Woman's University, Houston, TX


Teaching area: nursing theory, philosophy of science, scholarship and publication

Research area: intergenerational issues in nursing; geriatric women's health promotion; health literacy in minority populations

Teaching Philosophy: "I have yet to find the person, however exalted in his or her station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism."  (Charles Schwab)

My teaching philosophy is also my life philosophy - people live up to or down to our expectations. I always expect the best from my students and am rarely disappointed. I respect the privilege of sharing their journey toward knowledge and always receive more than I am able to give.