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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.



Faculty member receives the 2018 Rising Star Faculty Award
Posted: March 13, 2018

Cara Young, PhD, RN, FNP-C and assistant professor, was selected to receive the 2018 Rising Star Faculty Award from the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF). The award will be presented April 21 at the 2018 NONPF 44th Annual Conference Steering NP Education Toward the Future in Indianapolis, Indiana. NONPF is the only organization specifically devoted to promoting high quality nurse practitioner education at the national and international levels.

Faculty member receives a Lifetime Achievement Award
Posted: Jan. 17, 2018

Patricia Carter, PhD, RN, CNS and director of the Leadership in Diverse Settings program at the UT Austin School of Nursing received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Central Texas Oncology Nursing Society. The award is given to the member who has dedicated their career to oncology nursing with contributions to ONS and/or a local hospital or organization to further the development of oncology nursing or improved patient care.

Young researcher honored with two prestigious awards
Posted: Jan. 11, 2018

Julie A Zuñiga, PhD, RN, and assistant professor, received the Junior Investigator Award from the Public Health Nursing Section at the American Public Health Association annual conference. Dr. Zuniga will also be honored at the 2018 Southern Nursing Research Society conference as this year’s recipient of the Early Science Investigator Award. This prestigious award recognizes the contributions of a nurse scientist early in the research career who shows potential to develop a sustained program of research to enhance nursing science and practice. Click here to visit Dr. Julie Zuñiga's Research website.