Dr. Stacey A. Mitchell,

Clinical Professor and Program Coordinator of the Forensic Health Care Program
Texas A&M School of Nursing


Dr. Stacey A. Mitchell, clinical professor and program coordinator for the forensic health care program at Texas A&M University School of Nursing, teaches in the forensic nursing track of the master of science in nursing program as well as provides SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner) education for the state of Texas in collaboration with the Texas office of the attorney general. Dr. Mitchell is also the director of the center of excellence in forensic nursing at Texas A&M Health, which houses clinical services including the Texas Teleforensic Remote Assistance Center (Tex-TRAC), the telehealth program that provides clinician guidance for post-sexual assault care in rural and medically underserved areas of Texas.

She holds a doctorate in forensic nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, a master’s degree in nursing with a focus in trauma and forensic nursing from the University of Virginia, and an MBA and a master’s in education.

Since receiving her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the Medical College of Virginia, her nursing career has spanned over 30 years with experience in critical care, emergency nursing, forensic nursing, risk management and patient safety. Dr. Mitchell has served in the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office and was administrative director of forensic nursing services and risk management and patient safety for Harris Health System. She has served on the board of directors of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), is a founding board member of the Academy of Forensic Nursing, president of the Forensic Nursing Certification Board and on the board of directors for End Violence Against Women International. She was appointed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker to the board of directors of the Houston Forensic Science Center and was reappointed by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner with approval of Houston City Council, and has served as board chairman since July 2019.

Texas A&M honored her with an innovation in technology award for her work in virtual reality and forensic nursing education. She also received the bronze medal from the Good Samaritan Foundation, was named one of the Top 20 Outstanding Nurses by the Texas Nurses Association District 9, inducted as a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and received the Virginia Lynch Pioneer in Forensic Nursing award. Dr. Mitchell is a frequent invited speaker at domestic and international nursing conferences and training seminars and is regularly called upon to provide expert testimony regarding forensic nursing issues, sexual assault, child abuse, child sexual abuse, and trauma.

MAY 1–4, 2023

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