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"If You Can Assess a Community, You Can Assess a Patient" – Students will use community evaluation skills to improve patient care

Posted: Sept. 6, 2016

When student nurses Liana Lo Chau and Mayra Romero were named fellows of the Longhorn Center for Community Engagement (LCCE)–Austin City Hall Fellows program they expected to get a chance to interact with a variety of people from different socio-economic backgrounds. What they didn’t expect was how impactful the experience would be on their chosen career.

Recognition, Achievements & Awards: Faculty member receives award recognizing service as a Texas Nurse Practitioner

Posted: Aug. 22, 2016

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.

Back from the Future: New Alumni Mentor Program helps prepare students for the workplace

Posted: Aug. 10, 2016

What if your future self could pay you a visit right now and alert you to the many wonderful opportunities you could experience in your lifetime — and warn you about the pitfalls.

Key Questions for Developing an Effective Simulation Program

Posted: Aug. 3, 2016

The use of simulation in healthcare education has been growing exponentially in recent years. Multiple factors are contributing to this growth.

What Does It Take to Become a Nurse?: Nursing instructors discuss their career choice with young campers

Posted: July 18, 2016

Officials with UTeach PREP camp recently reached out to professionals working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers at the University of Texas at Austin to speak about their careers with young people attending the camp.

Undergraduate Student Research Projects 2016 | Graduate Student Research Projects 2016

Posted: May 10, 2016

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 and Austin-Area Community Groups to Improve Local Health Disparities

Posted: April 20, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing and community partners Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman (MSVW) and the Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas (AAAHCT) will collaborate on projects designed to address health care inequalities after receiving two six-year grants totaling more than $3 million from the City of Austin.

Incorporating Dignity for the Aging into Health Care: Game helps student nurses understand how to care for older patients

Posted: April 15, 2016

You’ve heard it before: The population is aging, and the United States needs more health care professionals to care for the needs of a changing demographic.

School of Nursing's Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science (TCRSS) Hosted Recent Event to Address Health Disparities

Posted: April 4, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing and School of Social Work hosted a forum on March 29 at Huston-Tillotson University to promote health equity in Central Texas.

Experts Gather to Discuss Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment: School of Nursing student attends international conference to present study results

Posted: March 21, 2016

Earlier this month, researchers, clinicians and scientists traveled to Amsterdam to discuss the effects of disease and treatment on the cognitive abilities of cancer survivors at the 5th biennial International Cognition and Cancer Taskforce meeting.

Faculty Member Research Published in Journal is Featured in Podcast

Posted: Feb. 16, 2016

Karen E. Johnson, PhD, RN, and assistant professor at the School of Nursing, was featured in the February 2016 issue of The Journal of School Nursing and interviewed for podcast posted on the journal’s website.

Texas Nursing Students Give a Heartfelt Thank You

Posted: Feb. 11, 2016

The School of Nursing is grateful for our donors all throughout the year! Here is a little extra Valentine’s week love from our students to show that the gifts of our friends and alums do make a difference.

Encounters with Life, Death and Hope in a Picture Gallery: Nursing professor introduces students to some of life’s big questions

Posted: Jan. 25, 2016

Of the many eye-opening and life-changing educational opportunities that help students at The University of Texas at Austin develop creative and critical thinking, few go wider and deeper than Signature Courses, which introduce first-year students to the university’s academic community and a range of compelling challenges.

Nursing Students Enrolling in Certificate Programs Now Eligible for Federal Aid

Posted: Jan. 20, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education has approved federal aid for advanced practice students in post-masters of science in nursing certificate programs. Students who enroll in these programs for the fall 2016 semester and beyond will be eligible for the funding.

"Have You Ever Served in the Military?": Helping Veterans Get the Health Care They Need — and Deserve

Posted: Jan. 7, 2016

One of the most challenging issues for civilian health care providers is to identify veterans and help them understand what resources are available for their care and treatment.