Nichols, Dawn


Dawn Nichols, MSN, RN, Director of Nursing, Texas Health Frisco.

Dawn Nichols MSN, RN, NEA-BC is a nursing director at Texas Health Frisco (THF), overseeing Women’s and Infants’ Services, Perioperative Services, Administrative Supervisors, and Patient Transport. She joined Texas Health in 2001 as a staff labor and delivery nurse at Texas Health Allen (THA) and progressed to the Women’s and Infants’ Director before moving to Texas Health Plano (THP) in 2008. At THP she served as a clinical educator, Mother Baby manager, and then as Director of Women’s and Infants’ Services. Dawn’s most rewarding professional accomplishments have included leading THA to become the first Baby Friendly hospital in Texas, leading THP to become the first Level IV designated NICU in Collin County and being part of the leadership team that opened THF in 2019 as a joint venture between UT Southwestern and Texas Health.

Dawn has a master’s degree in nursing administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and she will complete her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Texas at Tyler in May 2024. She is nurse executive advanced board certified (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In addition to her healthcare leadership experience, Dawn has served as a Bonham Independent School District (BISD) Board Trustee. She served a 3-year elected term and then returned to serve a 5-month appointed term. While on the board, Dawn served as a healthcare representative on the BISD health committee where she led the development of the district’s first concussion protocol. Dawn has also served her local community in Fannin County has a past member and officer of Chi Lambda, a non-profit organization supporting the youth of Fannin County.

Dawn and her husband Brad are lifelong Fannin County residents residing in Ravenna, Texas. They have two adult children. Dawn’s favorite role is being her grandson Briar’s La T Da. When not working, attending school, or being a mom/La T Da, Dawn and her husband enjoying traveling internationally.