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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Ballard, RN, MSN

Phone: 903.233.3433
Email: ShirleyBallard@letu.edu

  • Assistant Professor, Nursing

Shirley Ballard has earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Ball State University and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler.  She has 27 years of clinical experience in the following clinical settings: antepartum, postpartum, pediatric and community health.  She has been teaching in nursing education for over 15 years.  She enjoys spending time with her family and watching them participate in extracurricular activities.  She has been married for 25 years to her husband Joel and they have four children: Anthony, Matt, Easton and Jolie.  They are further blessed with two adorable grandchildren: Avery and Benjamin.


  • Master of Science in Nursing Education and Curriculum Development, Ball State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Texas at Tyler
  • Licensed Vocational Nursing, Kilgore College

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