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Lumberjack nurses have great careers

Students at the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing have bright futures ahead. Our nursing graduates are in high demand, and our nursing program is so well-regarded that you’ll be able to write your own ticket and decide where you want to take your education, skills and expertise. Our nursing graduates work in the military and in private hospitals throughout Texas and the United States. We have alumni working at prestigious facilities like Texas Children’s Hospital, among others.

Want to see what life is like after graduation? Check out what some of our graduates are doing with their nursing degrees.

Featured alumni

Nancy Palacios, Class of ‘14
Nurse, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Nancy Palacios, Class of ‘14

Nancy Palacios is a nurse at UT Southwestern Medical Center with experience in neurology/stroke, internal medicine, orthopedics, urology and plastics. She is the chair of the unit-based council for the neurology and internal medicine unit. She is also a clinical ladder advisor at UTSW.

Nancy has won several awards, including the Meritorious Service Award, the PACT Gold Award and the DFW Great 100 Nurses Scholarship this year.

She is currently working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Baylor University.

Chip LeDuff, Class of ‘11
Nurse Corps Officer, United States Navy

Chip LeDuff, Class of ‘11

"Chip LeDuff earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from SFA in 2011 and his Master of Science in Nursing from Duke University in 2017. Chip has been a nurse corps officer with the United States Navy since 2004. He is currently working on his Doctor of Nursing Practice at Duke University.

Chip says his time at SFA helped him build the strong foundation he needed to advance in his nursing career.

Anne M. James, Class of ‘04
Maternal Transport Flight Nurse, Medical City Dallas

Anne M. James, Class of ‘04

Anne James is a maternal transport flight nurse who specializes in high risk pregnancy, labor and delivery as well as antepartum and advanced fetal monitoring. 

Other notable alumni

  • Alphonso Clemente, Registered Nurse, Texas Children's Hospital, Class of '14



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