Posted: Oct. 25, 2016
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing and the Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars are providing financial support, mentoring and leadership development for six doctoral students.
Posted: Oct. 24, 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.
Posted: Oct. 20, 2016
The School of Nursing launched its doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program by welcoming the first cohort in January 2016. The new professional doctoral program is designed to prepare graduates for today’s increasingly complex health care practice and clinical leadership roles and emphasizes clinical and leadership skills.
Posted: Oct. 17, 2016
In 2003, the Texas Legislature charged the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), a component of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, with assessing how satisfied people who live in Medicaid-certified nursing homes are with the quality of their care and quality of life.
Posted: Oct. 11, 2016
What happens when a group of School of Nursing faculty sit down together and ask: What does health care really need and how can we provide it? The answer was a resounding “leadership,” and the result is the new Leadership in Diverse Health Care Settings (LeaDS) master’s degree program, which was offered for the first time this fall.
Posted: Oct. 6, 2016
On the occasion of her 90th birthday, former Dean Billye Brown was the guest of honor of the School of Nursing at a luncheon gala. During the festivities, she was also named dean emerita.
Posted: Oct. 4, 2016
No one questions whether providing quality patient care depends on a well-educated nursing workforce. Research has shown that lower mortality rates, fewer medication errors, and positive outcomes are all linked to nurses prepared at the baccalaureate and graduate degree levels.
Posted: Sept. 29, 2016
The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is No. 1 in the nation for PhD programs, according to Values College, an online publication that offers meticulously researched, straightforward, and practical answers to commonly asked questions about value and affordability of college programs across the nation.
Posted: Sept. 26, 2016
The School of Nursing is renowned for research that bridges the gap from laboratory to real life, whether it’s developing a model program to increase access to mammograms for members of minority populations; community-based interventions to improve diabetes self-management among Mexican Americans; or school-based programs helping children with asthma learn to manage symptoms and reduce environmental risk factors — to name a few.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.