Libby Luterman, Chair
Edith Cavell Nursing Fund VP
Born in the Florence Nightingale Hospital, now the Karl and Esther Hoblitzelle Memorial Hospital, one of the hospitals comprising Baylor Healthcare System, this Dallas native did not venture far from that beginning spot. Her entire nursing career, from which she retired in 2017, was with the Baylor Healthcare System. She became a registered nurse in 1977 with specialty practices of infusion nursing and infection prevention and control. She also holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration and was certified in infusion nursing and as nurse executive. She is married to David L. Luterman, MD, who specializes in pulmonary and sleep medicine. She has a stepson, stepdaughter and three grandchildren ages 1 year to 15 years of age.
The Edith Cavell Nursing Scholarship Fund was created in 1954 to offer financial support and professional mentorship to students with the understanding that best practice in medicine requires exceptional bedside nursing to achieve clinical success. Because of the academic requirements in order to apply for this scholarship, it is considered a prestigious one to receive. The applicants have to be accepted by or enrolled in the baccalaureate program at either Baylor College of Nursing or TWU College of Nursing. They have to maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA as a full-time student taking at least 12 credit hours of course work per semester. The trustees of the Fund select the candidates who become the Edith Cavell Scholars from a large pool of applicants in the Fall and Spring semesters.