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UT Tyler School of Nursing Professor Appointed to Texas Nurse Practitioners Board of Directors 

TYLER, Texas (October 24, 2023) – Dr. Barbara Chapman, assistant professor at The University of  Texas at Tyler’s School of Nursing, was unanimously elected to join the Board of Directors for Texas  Nurse Practitioners for one year. 

Texas Nurse Practitioners promotes legislative changes that enhance nurse practitioner practices  within Texas to improve patient welfare. Chapman’s appointment to this state-wide board underscores her dedication and leadership in the field of nursing. Her role will contribute to shaping  the future of nurse practitioners across Texas. 

“As a member of the Board of Directors, Dr. Chapman’s dedication will undoubtedly contribute to  enhancing health care access and patient well-being in our state,” said Dr. Barbara Haas, dean of  the UT Tyler School of Nursing. “Her ongoing work exemplifies our commitment to communities  across Texas and the high standards of excellence we strive for here at the UT Tyler School of  Nursing.” 

As a member of the Board of Directors, Chapman will advocate for the empowerment of nurses and increased primary and mental health care access in rural and underserved communities. One of her  current projects as a board member includes developing the UT Tyler Mental Health Care Outreach  line, which offers free telehealth care for educators, students, health care workers and anyone else  in need. “I am very honored to have been selected and hope to work alongside my colleagues in  

this role to improve the future of our Texas Nurse Practitioner community,” said Chapman. 

Chapman has served as a UT Tyler faculty member since 2020 and is currently a Texas Nurse  Practitioners ambassador to both the State of Texas House and Senate Representatives. She was  also appointed to the Texas Nurses Association Regulation and Practice Committee for two years.  She’s involved in the COVID-19 Task Force, Telehealth, Mental Health and Rural Healthcare  committees. She’s set to graduate with her MBA from UT Tyler Soules College of Business in the  summer of 2024. 

For more information about the UT Tyler School of Nursing and its faculty achievements, visit

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students.  Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has  unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent 

patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World  Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston. 


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