Gina Alexander Honored as an Area Top-100 Nurse


Gina Alexander Harris College

Gina Alexander, associate professor of nursing in the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, was named to the list of Great 100 Nurses in Dallas-Fort Worth for 2022.

The designation honors RNs who were nominated by their peers and selected for being role models, leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers and significant contributors to the nursing profession.

“Dr. Alexander has been part of the TCU Nursing faculty since 2010,” said Suzy Lockwood, associate dean for nursing and nurse anesthesia and professor of nursing. “Her research and practice focus on student engagement in public health has been meaningful and very impactful. Selection as a DFW Great 100 Nurse for 2021 (or 2022) is recognition of these efforts.

A panel of professionals chose these nurses from more than 650 nominations. Judges did not know the names, titles or employers of any of the nominees and based their decisions entirely on the contents of the letters received.

Alexander said she was very honored by the recognition.

“In a time of widespread skepticism and conflict,” she said, “I am proud of the multiple roles I played in vaccination and advocacy throughout the course of the pandemic, always focused on restoring hope, affirming science and harnessing the collective strength of collaborative practice to improve the health of everyone in our community.”

The nurses recognized come from all practice areas in nursing including acute care, sub-acute care, school nursing, nurse leaders, academics and many more.

Alexander said she is especially proud that she was able to lead nursing students in partnership with other members of the public health workforce, including city and fire department employees and public health nurses and practitioners.

“From my early career as a Tarrant County Public Health nurse, I have valued interprofessional partnership and understood the profound influence of the environment on health,” Alexander said. “Nurses are able to make a large impact beyond the bedside into the community. We have the opportunity to take action and support upstream change to bring health to where people live, work, play and worship.”

According to The Great 100 Nurses organization, the celebration raises the awareness of the contributions of nurses to patient care, research, leadership, education and community service of more than 50,000 nurses practicing in the DFW area. In addition, the celebration builds the image of nursing through positive reinforcement of the profession as a scientific art and the recognition of those who exemplify excellence. Over its 31-year history, the award has become recognized throughout the nursing community in the Metroplex as an esteemed honor and prestigious accomplishment.