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Veteran and Nurse Marylyn Harris, RN, MSN, MBA ’07 Honored as Nursing Hero

Marylyn HarrisTexas Nurses Association (TNA) District 9 celebrates UST alumna Marylyn Harris, RN, MSN, MBA ‘07, as a nursing hero at its Virtual Meaningful Recognition Ceremony. Harris is one of 151 nursing heroes honored and celebrated for serving without fear or hesitation in 2020 and beyond. She also is one of the nurses spotlighted in the highlights video for the Recognition Ceremony.

The Board of TNA District 9, and the nearly 4,500 professional nurses they serve, know all too well the stress, trauma and heartbreak endured in 2020 and 2021.

Meet Marylyn Harris

Harris is president and CEO of Harrland Healthcare Consulting, LLC, and founder and executive director of the Women Veterans Business Center. She served as a Gulf War Army nurse and refers to herself as untraditional. While attending UST to earn her MBA, she said, “I was the only registered nurse in my business classes. Those classes taught me to be courageous and to solve problems and to teach other women veterans how to be leaders.”

In her work, Harris travels the country training and empowering women veterans and military families to found and grow “wealth-generating” businesses. She credits her 34 years of nursing education as the foundation for what she does. About her encounters during this pandemic, Harris said, “My experiences as a medical and psychiatric nurse helped me heal people globally.”

Texas Nurses Association

The mission of the TNA, the largest association of its kind in Texas, is to promote excellence in nursing through education, advocacy and nurturing to achieve quality patient care, full professional potential and career satisfaction. District 9 is the largest and oldest nursing district in Texas serving the 11 counties of the Houston-Galveston area.

Join UST in celebrating Marylyn Harris as a nursing hero.