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Recognition, Achievements and Awards

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing believes it is important to honor and celebrate our faculty, alumni and students and their achievements in and contributions to scholarship, research and service. This catalog of honor is one way we say “Thank you” for the diligence and integrity they display through their work each and every day.



Nursing student awarded an APNA Board of Directors Scholarship
Posted: July 20, 2017

Amanda Simonton, PhD/PMHNP student, has been awarded an American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Board of Directors Scholarship. This is a highly competitive national scholarship providing students with numerous networking and mentorship opportunities with leaders in psychiatric nursing. The scholarship provides registration, travel and lodging expenses to graduate and undergraduate students interested in psychiatric-mental health nursing for the association’s 31st Annual Conference, October 18–21, 2017, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, recipients receive a one-year complimentary membership in APNA.

Kelsey Mumford

Nursing student named Grassroots Student Ambassador
Posted: May 9, 2017

Kelsey Mumford, a sophomore in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at The University of Texas at Austin, was named a Grassroots Student Ambassador by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) during their 2017 Student Policy Summit.

Visit the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) website for more information.