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Thriving Through the Holidays During this COVID Pandemic

Dec. 2, 2020

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.

The UT Austin School of Nursing's 2020 Virtual Alumni and Friends Reunion Recording

Nov. 11, 2020

Just in case you missed the UT Austin School of Nursing's 2020 Virtual Alumni and Friends Reunion on Saturday, November 7, 2020! Watch the video below and catch up with us on the UT Austin School of Nursing’s Youtube channel.

Faculty Member Selected as Macy Foundation Scholar Develops Anti-Racist Toolkit for Health Professions Educators

Nov. 10, 2020

Danica Fulbright Sumpter, PhD, RN, was washing dishes in her kitchen when a report on NPR about maternal mortality rates aired, and the story of a young Black woman who had died during childbirth, caused her to stop what she was doing.

Unique T32 Training Program Will Prepare Nurse Scientists to Provide Precision Health

Nov. 9, 2020

The UT Austin School of Nursing recently launched a new National Institutes of Health-funded T32 transdisciplinary predoctoral training program to provide future nurse scientists with critical skills and knowledge to develop and implement innovative, effective, and personalized interventions for the growing number of individuals struggling with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs).

School of Nursing Establishes Endowed Nursing Chair to Advance Research and Care

Nov. 6, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — Supporting nursing education is paramount during this critical time of the COVID 19 pandemic, and The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing has received a gift from Ascension Seton to permanently endow a faculty chair to bolster clinical nursing research. The new full-time position will strengthen the School of Nursing’s leadership in research and enhance nursing programs and partnership with Ascension Seton by assisting nurses practicing in clinical settings.

How To Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones During This Flu Season

Oct. 30, 2020

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.

Donation Will Establish School of Nursing’s First Distinguished Professorship

Oct. 16, 2020

Efforts to provide exceptional education for future nurses have been greatly enhanced at The University of Texas at Austin by a gift from School of Nursing supporters Maureen and Robert Decherd.

The Decherds’ $1 million gift will be added to a gift of $500,000 given by daughter Audrey Decherd in 2019 to create the Maureen Healy Decherd ’73 Distinguished Professorship in Nursing, the first-ever distinguished professorship for the School of Nursing.

Announcing our new Post-Master’s Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Sept. 29, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is pleased to announce a new Post-Master’s Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate. This program is offered in partnership with Dell Children's Medical Center. Applications are being accepted now through November 1, 2020. The first semester of the program will begin January 2021. The program design is a hybrid format part-time over four consecutive semesters to allow students to continue working while completing coursework.

A Shared Approach to Holistic Health: Community Gardens

Sept. 28, 2020

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.

Congratulations to Our New AAN Fellows

Sept. 23, 2020

Three UT Austin School of Nursing faculty members will be inducted into the 2020 class of fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Ashley Henneghan, PhD, RN, assistant professor, and Michelle Wright, PhD, RN, assistant professor, are among 230 distinguished nurse leaders to join the Academy.