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Biography

Sylvia Bates grew up in New York City.  She began her nursing career in 1977, graduating from  The City University of New York-Lehman College.  Her focus in nursing is pediatric acute care direct patient care and school nursing. In 1981 she earned a Master of Education degree, from Columbia University in New York City, with a major in curriculum and teaching in nursing.  She has had prior teaching appointments in both New York City and in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. She worked as a school nurse for the Arlington Independent School District while her children were young.  Mrs. Bates has been at the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation for over 12 years, teaching holistic health assessment, nursing of children and adolescents and community health nursing in both the on-campus and off-campus pre-licensure programs.

Professional Preparation

    • 1981 Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching in Nursing (clinical instructor role),  Teachers College, Columbia University
    • 1977 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, (BSN) in NursingCity University of New York, Lehman College

Appointments

    • Jan 2016 to Present Clinical Assistant Professor
      The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation
    • Aug 2004 to Dec 2015 BSN Clinical Instructor
      University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation
    • Sept 1988 to May 1990 BSN Clinical Instructor
      Texas Women's University College of Nursing-Dallas
    • Aug 1981 to May 1982 Clinical Instructor
      City College of New York School of Nursing

Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau
    • 1980 to Present City University of New York, Lehman College
  • Nursing Education Alumni Association
    • 1981 to Present Teachers College, Columbia University