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Lynn C. Parsons

Department Chair Nursing
Baylor College of Medicine
United States of America


Lynn C. Parsons has 30 years of nursing experience, including nurse manager roles in hospital and academic settings. She graduated from the University of Alabama (UAB) at Birmingham with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Nursing with a focus on Nursing Administration and Health Policy. She studied Haitian culture as a part of her minor in Health Policy and published work related to the unique culture and health disparities seen in this impoverished country. Dr. Parsons master's degree focus was nursing service administration and she holds certification as a nurse executive advanced through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She has multiple juried platform presentations and refereed publications on the topic of nurse delegation decision-making. She was nurse manager of an orthopaedic trauma and surgical unit for a decade in a teaching hospital and regional referral center and has been a NAON member since 1982. Her doctoral dissertation and program of research focuses on nurse delegation in clinical practice. Currently, Dr. Parsons is professor and department chair in Nursing at MSU.

Research Interest

Nurse Delegation Decision-Making

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