The Premier Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

Debra Fontenot, DNP, RN, CPNP, CNE
ADN Program Director, Alvin College

BIO:
Debbi Fontenot is the Director of Nursing Programs at Alvin Community College.  She began her nursing career as an ADN graduating from ACC in 1985.  Her career started at Texas Children’s Hospital where she held a variety of positions with her favorite being the pediatric liver transplant coordinator.  Debbi received her BSN and MSN as a pediatric nurse practitioner from UT-Houston.  After working a short time as a PNP she made a major career move into nursing education returning to ACC in 2001.  Debbi earned her DNP from Chatham University in 2012 and became director in 2014.  Debbi has written multiple grants that have been awarded including one from the NSNA, two from the THECB for the Nursing Innovation Grant Program, and four Jobs in Education for Texans (JET) grants.  In addition to being a director for TOADN, Debbi is on the boards of the ACC Foundation and Community Health Network (a FQHC), and is a member of Soroptimist International. It is an honor to serve TOADN and promote its mission to advocate for Associate Degree Nursing and the future of our profession.