Mentoring the Next Generation of Nurses

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May 7, 2024

Meet Nico Osier, PhD, BSN, BS, RN, Clinical Assistant Professor for the UT Austin School of Nursing.

Their scholarship focuses on developing and evaluating educational and mentorship programs for nursing students. They enjoy working with and mentoring undergraduate nursing students in the laboratory and on scholarly dissemination opportunities, including publications, presentations, and awards.

Dr. Osier has been honored as an Accessibility Champion at UT Austin (2024 and 2022), as one of Texas Nurses Association’s Outstanding 25 Texas Nurses (2024), as an invited member of the Rise to Health Coalition, and through an Outstanding Service Award from the Texas Blazers Pillar Awards (2023), among many other accolades.

In addition, Dr. Osier was recognized by the Austin American-Statesman in 2019 for their dedication and commitment to the nursing profession. And in 2017, the Michigan State University College of Nursing bestowed the Recent Graduate Achievement Award to Dr. Osier.

From their nomination:

“Dr. Osier has introduced new classes aimed at enhancing nurses' abilities to provide patient-centered care. One such class is on cultural humility, which teaches nurses how to integrate a patient's cultural background into their care. This information feels essential for patient care, and I am excited to use it in my clinical classes.”

We honor Dr. Osier during National Nurses Week for their passion for teaching and mentoring the next generation of registered nurses and nurse scientists!