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College of Nursing Alumni

Alumni & Friends

As a graduate of the Texas A&M College of Nursing, you are officially a member of The Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University. Fondly referred to as the Aggie Network, you have joined more than 500,000 former students university-wide.

Since its inception in 2008, the Texas A&M College of Nursing has conferred more than 850 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees and expanded programs to include in nursing education, forensic nursing and family nurse practitioner master's degrees.

Committed to developing and maintaining relationships with former students and other supportive friends, we recognize you are a critical component in the college's long-term success.

 

 
 

Hear From Our Alumni

Brooke Browder '18

Brooke Browder ’18 remembers the day she decided to become a nurse. An explosion on April 17, 2013, rocked her hometown of West, Texas, killing 15, injuring more than 200 and significantly damaging more than 125 buildings. She began volunteering at a hospital in Waco. Growing up in a tight-knit community, she was looking for something special as she began considering universities.

“Texas A&M stood out because of the core values,” Browder said. “I wanted to be a part of this school.” Browder was accepted but opportunity knocked with a Presidential Scholarship from McLennan Community College. There she completed her prerequisites, earning an associate degree. She then came to Texas A&M for her bachelor’s degree in nursing, going on to earn the Dean’s Scholarship. Browder served as Class Council president, Student Nurse Association president, Aggie Pediatric Nurse Association vice president and treasurer, and class representative. She now works at Parkland Hospital in Dallas in the emergency department’s critical care residency program.

Brian Lin '13

After earning a business degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002, Brian Cosmo Lin ’13 led the opening of a Jamba Juice franchise next to Dell Children’s Medical Group in Round Rock, Texas, a location that led to him considering a new career: nursing.

Lin learned of the College of Nursing’s second degree program available in Round Rock, applied and was admitted. “Whatever I have, I want to share and give back,” he said. Lin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and next received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Tyler.

Lin’s nursing career began at Ascension Seton as a patient safety assistant, working with pediatric and adult patients identified as at-risk for self-harm. He then joined Dell Children’s Medical Group, the same medical center that sparked his interest in nursing, where he quickly advanced from registered nurse (RN) resident to preceptor, charge RN and now, supervisor. Lin oversees the acute rehab unit where nurses educate and empower families to care for children who have experienced a life-changing event.

Kristen Schapson '12

Kristen Schapson ’12 received the inaugural Outstanding Former Student Award, which honors a nursing graduate who has advanced in the nursing profession by exhibiting the Aggie Core Values. She is currently a registered nurse in the pediatric intensive care unit at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and has selflessly given her time to help others. Schapson is on rotation as a code responder with the rapid response team and precepts new nurses.

After graduation, Schapson had volunteered with Project Medishare in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, where she spent nine months serving patients in need of quality health care. In 2014, she returned to help run a rural clinic in a remote village. During Hurricane Harvey, in 2017, Schapson stayed at the hospital, caring for patients and families as access to the hospital was blocked by flooding.