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Longhorn Nurses in Australia? Too Right, Mate!

Posted: Aug. 16, 2012

Elizabeth Heitkemper

Chen Lu, Penny Flores, Lisa Cleveland and Yueh-Ling Wang during Sigma Theta Tau International’s 23rd International
Nursing Research Congress in Brisbane, Australia.

Longhorn nurses Penny Flores and Lisa Cleveland recently traveled to Brisbane, Australia, for the Sigma Theta Tau International’s 23rd International Nursing Research Congress.

Flores was accepted for an oral presentation titled Missing Ingredient; Spanish-speaking Hispanics from the Health Literacy Studies in the U.S., Flores, B. E. & Acton, G. (2012).

Cleveland presented Normative Cultural Values and the Experiences of Mexican-American Mothers in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Cleveland, L. M. & Horner, S. (2012).

The two had an opportunity to visit with I-Chen Lu, PhD, RN and Yueh-Ling Wang, PhD, RN, former UT Austin classmates from Taiwan.

“We were all so excited to meet once more and see each other’s research. We were thankful for our great mentors and professors and honored to represent UT Austin School of Nursing in Brisbane, Australia,” Flores said. “We have made long-lasting friendships close to home and abroad.”

Cleveland and Flores also visited the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and learned firsthand about that hospital’s outstanding women and children services.

Additional poster presentations:

  • Lu, I-Chen, & Dormire, S. (2012) The Mothers' Influence on Dysmenorrhea Self-Care Strategies in Taiwanese Adolescent Girls.
  • Wang, Y. L., Horner, S. & Brown, S. (2012). The School-Based Lived Experiences of Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes

Sigma Theta Tau International, the only international nursing honor society worldwide, is a global community of nurse leaders with members belonging to 475 chapters throughout 90 countries. Through this network, members use knowledge, scholarship, service and learning to improve the health of the world’s population.