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Recognition, Achievements & Awards: Nursing student awarded an APNA Board of Directors Scholarship

Posted: July 20, 2017

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.

Couple Aims to Conquer Colon Cancer: Effort fueled by personal loss and hope for future generations

Posted: June 29, 2017

Making colon cancer awareness cool is a tall order, but one that Latashia Kiel and her husband George have taken on with gusto. The results so far are, well, cool — and very successful.

The Gift of Life: School of Nursing graduate saves a life, gets his feet wet as a new nurse

Posted: June 1, 2017

On Mother’s Day, May 14, Josh Ruiz (BSN ’17) gave one mother the best present ever: the life of her child. On that day, a small child was pulled apparently lifeless out of Josh’s neighborhood’s community pool.

Researchers Seek to Prevent Diabetes in At-Risk Population

Posted: May 23, 2017

Mexican Americans in one of the poorest counties in Texas will soon have new culturally tailored tools to better understand the relationship between weight loss and the onset of diabetes.

Undergraduate Student Research Projects 2017

Posted: May 11, 2017

Research is at the core of both the School of Nursing and The University of Texas at Austin mission statements, and as such is fundamental to our purpose. The research performed by School of Nursing students prepares our graduates to be the future of nursing research. We are proud to highlight a selection of student research here.

School of Nursing Receives Prestigious Grant to Prepare PhD Nurses: Program aims to build the next generation of nurse leaders

Posted: May 4, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has selected two candidates — Lisa Geshell, RN, MSN, and Kelly Pretorius, RN, MSN — to receive a $150,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to assist them in completing their doctoral programs.

Nurse Leadership and Health Policy Implications: Former acting deputy director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers sage advice

Posted: April 26, 2017

When Dr. Mary Wakefield, former acting deputy director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, speaks, students and faculty listen.

Researchers Seek to Reduce Nighttime Agitation in People With Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted: April 24, 2017

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee have received a $3.9 million, five-year award from the National Institute on Aging to improve treatment of nighttime agitation in persons with Alzheimer’s disease.

Recognition, Achievements & Awards: School of Nursing alumna receives recognition from the American Academy of Nursing

Posted: March 30, 2017

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.

Thinking Upstream: Study abroad program gives student nurse a better understanding of public health

Posted: March 13, 2017

Cecilia Lopez, a senior in The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, thought she had a fairly good grasp on how difficult it can be for under-insured and uninsured people to obtain health care in Central Texas.

Texas Has a Healthcare Provider Crisis, APRNs Can Help

Posted: March 8, 2017

For many years, the Texas Nurse Practitioners (TNP) has been highlighting the barriers that prevent nurse practitioners from providing much-needed health care in Texas.

On Top of the World: Former faculty member and alumnae take healing hands to Nepal

Posted: Feb. 15, 2017

Last December while most people were busy preparing for holiday fun with friends and family, a group of advanced practice nurses was preparing to fly halfway around the world to help with the many lingering health care concerns in Nepal following the devastating earthquake in April 2015.

Fitness Goals Out of Shape?: How the School of Nursing Is Managing — With a Little Help From Their Friends

Posted: Jan. 23, 2017

Coming off the holidays, chances are you’ve been bombarded with dozens of healthy living tips. You know the ones: Eat a healthy diet. Exercise regularly. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Get a good night’s sleep. And the list goes on.

St David’s Foundation Awards Grant to School of Nursing to Improve Health Care in Central Texas

Posted: Jan. 10, 2017

The St. David’s Foundation has awarded a $950,000 grant to The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing to address classroom infrastructure and technological updates.