News Category: Achievements & Awards

Celebrating National Nurses Week: May 6-12, 2022

May 6, 2022

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing celebrates National Nurses Week by highlighting a few of our alumni, students, and instructors who have heard and responded to the call of our profession amid challenging times. Read more about these leaders below and join us in our celebration of these everyday heroes.

Researching Affordable Health Interventions

May 6, 2022

Meet Kavita Radhakrishnan, PhD, MSEE, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor at the UT Austin School of Nursing. Dr. Radhakrishnan’s research applies current and emerging technologies such as telemonitoring, connected sensors and digital gaming in order to resolve clinical nursing research problems such as heart failure self-management. The long-term goal of her research is to develop affordable and scalable health interventions that enable ‘aging in place’.

Paving the Way for Student Success

May 6, 2022

Meet Janice F. Hernandez, DNP, RN, FNP-C, Clinical Assistant Professor and Division Chair of The Holistic Adult Health Division at the UT Austin School of Nursing. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree at the UT Austin School of Nursing and aims to motivate and inspire nursing faculty and students while leading and implementing changes that will pave the way for the success of those she meets.

Giving Back to the Nursing Profession through Service

May 6, 2022

Meet Ken Dion, PhD, MSN, MBA, RN, FAAN, Inaugural Assistant Dean for Business Innovation & Strategic Relationships at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, President of Sigma the International Honor Society of Nursing, and a PhD Alumnus from the UT Austin School of Nursing.

Educating the Next Generation of Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialists

May 6, 2022

Meet Carol Delville, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, FCNSI, Clinical Associate Professor at the UT Austin School of Nursing. Dr. Delville “Bleeds Burnt Orange” having obtained her BSN, MSN and PhD degrees from The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. She is currently the advanced practice Program Director for our Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist program.

Improving Public Health through Education and Outreach

May 6, 2022

Meet Alexandra Garcia, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Graduate Advisor for the UT Austin School of Nursing. “It is a privilege to work as a nurse and be a Graduate Advisor. These roles are very meaningful to me as I get to supervise our master's and doctoral students, who will make a difference in patients' lives, while teaching public health and conducting research which helps inform policymakers at organizational and governmental levels about how to improve health. Nursing has it all!”

Furthering Nursing Education through Teaching and Research

May 6, 2022

Meet Laura Murphy, MSN, RNC-OB, Clinical Instructor, Alternate Entry Foundation Year Coordinator, two-time graduate from the UT Austin School of Nursing, and a current PhD Candidate with an anticipated graduation date of May 2022.

National Nurses Week 2022: Spotlights

May 6, 2022

Read about Dara Vasquez, Tonychris Nnaka, Katherine “Kat” Carroll Britt, Hanade Abdalla, Eliana Gill, and Victoria Wright.


Dara Vasquez

Professors Honored by Prestigious International Society

April 5, 2022

Sharon Horner, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dolores V. Sands Chair; and John Lowe, PhD, RN, FAAN, Joseph Blades Centennial Professor in Nursing, at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, have been selected for induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

School of Nursing Alumna Receives Grant to Develop Health Equity Research Center for Cancer Patients

April 5, 2022

Terry A. Badger, PhD (1986), RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAPOS, FAAN, professor, was one of four recipients of a $4 million American Cancer Society grant to develop a “Cancer Health Equity Research Center.” The award’s goal is to improve health equity for Hispanic cancer survivors and family caregivers.