Sydney Fulbright

Sydney Fulbright

Executive Director of the Surgical Technology program


Sydney Fulbright, associate professor and executive director of the Surgical Technology program at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, came to the university in 1998 when it was Westark College.


She had previously worked as nurse clinician at Sparks Regional Medical Center, in surgery at St. Edward Mercy Medical Center, and at Summit Hospital. She has worked as a nurse for more than 30 years and has experience with all age groups and in many settings, from school nursing to elder care.


She has an Associate Degree in Nursing from the University of Central Arkansas, a Bachelor in Nursing from Arkansas Tech University and a Master in Nursing from the University of Central Arkansas and a PhD from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville with an emphasis on elder care and public health. 




Depression in the Older Person: Causes and Ways to Cope

Contrary to popular belief, depression is not part of the normal aging process. It can be treated successfully. This talk will discuss the misinformation, causes and treatments concerning depression and the older population.


Community Health and the Older Person

In this discussion, learn about the community senior center and its role in improving the health of the community-residing older person. The information provided in the presentation is the product of doctoral dissertation research on improving the lives of our community dwelling older population.


Surgical Technology at UAFS

The Surgical Technology program at the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith was accredited in 1980. The program prepares the graduate for a number of career possibilities, and not all are in the operating room. Find out more about where this educational path can take a student.