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Fall 2021 Light the Lamp Pinning Ceremony

Oct. 20, 2021

On Friday, October 1st, 2021, the School of Nursing celebrated the Fall 2021​ Light the Lamp Pinning Ceremony. The ceremony honored our nursing students entering clinical settings in a pinning ceremony promoting humanistic, patient-centered care.

Honesto, Transparente y Empático: Mobile Vaccination Clinics Reach Austin-Area Hispanic Communities

Oct. 18, 2021

On a recent hot afternoon, residents of an Austin-area apartment complex are slowly driving through the parking lot with windows rolled down so a team of UT Austin School of Nursing faculty and students and other volunteers can administer the COVID-19 vaccine into the proffered arms.

Public Health & Discussing the Effects of COVID-19

Oct. 13, 2021

African American Mental Health and Wellness (AMEN) team is collaborating with KAZI FM 88.7 in producing a radio series to highlight the importance of addressing mental health and physical wellness in the African American community. The monthly series will feature AMEN team members from the School of Nursing, leaders from Mt. Zion Baptist and Rehoboth Baptist churches, and community organizations who provide mental health resources and support in Travis County. 

Seeking Solutions to Diabetes-Associated Cognitive Impairment

Oct. 4, 2021
Diabetes disproportionally affects the Latinx community as a whole, and few studies have been conducted on specific disease processes in Latinx ethnic subgroups. Dr. Cuevas, a first-generation Cuban American and nurse, is developing appropriate interventions that distinguish differences resulting from migration patterns, culture, gender, economics, and political realities of each Latinx subgroup in order to establish more specific guidelines for diabetes care.

Faculty Member to be Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Sept. 21, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing faculty member Cara Young, PhD, RN, FNP-C, FAANP, associate professor, was selected for induction into the 2021 class of fellows of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN).

No. 1 in Texas — Again!

Sept. 15, 2021

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing was ranked in the top 4 percent nationally among Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs by U.S. News & World Report for Best Colleges 2022. The UT Austin School of Nursing was ranked No. 23 out of 694 top nursing programs in the nation and No. 1 in Texas in the publication’s first-ever ranking of undergraduate nursing programs.

Baby Steps in Genetic Research May Lead to Prevention of Preterm Births

Sept. 14, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — It has long been known that the earlier a baby is born, the higher the risk of death or serious disability. Approximately one in 10 babies are born too early in the United States every year. In a recent study, researchers investigated one source — the vaginal microbiome — to look for solutions.

Three University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing students awarded grant from Jonas Philanthropies

Sept. 3, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — Three UT Austin nursing doctoral students have been selected for the 2021–2023 Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare scholar cohort. As such, they are among 76 of the nation’s most promising doctoral nursing scholars who are addressing the country’s most pressing health care challenges, according to Jonas Philanthropies.


Gone to Nursing 2021!

Sept. 1, 2021

On Tuesday, August 24th, 2021, the School of Nursing welcomed both incoming undergraduate and graduate students with our own "Gone to Nursing" program. Students were able to meet with new classmates, current students, and the School of Nursing faculty and staff. They were able to connect with various Nursing student organizations and celebrate the beginning of the school year in a casual and fun way.

Associate Professor elected to the Gerontological Society of America

July 21, 2021

Jung Kwak, PhD, MSW, FGSA, associate professor, was elected to the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Office of Social Research, Policy, and Practice (SRPP) Section Chair, effective Jan. 1, 2022.