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Recognition, Achievements & Awards: American Academy of Nursing awards top honor to School of Nursing alumn

Posted: Dec. 21, 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.

UT Austin Rethinking Strategies to Connect with Communities and Improve Health

Posted: Dec. 13, 2016

UT Austin rethinking strategies to connect with communities and improve health

Here Come the Nurses!

Posted: Dec. 6, 2016

Nursing students fulfill clinical requirements in faith-based settings

School of Nursing Receives Grant to Improve Health of Underserved Communities

Posted: Dec. 1, 2016

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing receives a $300,000 grant from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Helping Chemotherapy Patients Through the Fog

Posted: Nov. 28, 2016

Student research project may lead to new clinical guidelines...

Project Brings UT Austin School of Nursing Space to Life

Posted: Nov. 16, 2016

It was clear a transformation was needed to create a space in the School of Nursing...

Opportunity to Submit Comments Regarding Qualifications for Accreditation for DNP Program

Posted: Nov. 14, 2016

The following communication is being sent to you because The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has set the on-site evaluation of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

Donor Spotlight: A Change of Direction — How spending time in the ICU led to a career in health care

Posted: Nov. 7, 2016

Audrey Decherd (MSN ’12) never expected to spend three months in a hospital intensive care unit, sitting by her mother’s bedside as she clung to life after a tragic accident. But as she did, the experience transformed her — and her future.

A Night of Celebration: School of Nursing honors accomplished alumni, thanks generous donors

Posted: Nov. 2, 2016

On Thursday, Oct. 27, Dean Alexa Stuifbergen and members of The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Advisory Council hosted a gala to recognize the many outstanding achievements of two alumni at a dinner in Austin, Texas. The event was also an opportunity to say thank you to generous donors who recently established endowments to ensure that the school continues to provide excellence in nursing education, research and service.

Providing Assistance for Graduate Nursing Students: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Future of Nursing and the Jonas Nurse Leader Scholars

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.

Developing innovative partnerships on the journey toward better health

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.

Nursing Research: Nursing Research to Establish Best Practices in Elder Care

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.

Nursing Education: Program “truly focused on leadership” has no equal in the nation

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.

A Visit with Dean Emerita Billye Brown: School of Nursing fetes former dean on her birthday

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.

Education: Revamped undergraduate curricula opens the door to more collaborative learning opportunities

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.

Best Doctoral Programs: School of Nursing ranked 1st in nation in best value for PhD programs

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.

What’s Next in Nursing Research: Helping homeless youth become their best possible selves

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.

"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.

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.