News Category: Achievements & Awards

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.

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.

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.


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. 

Celebrating National Nurses Week: May 6-12, 2021

May 6, 2021

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.

Mobilizing Volunteers to Help Immunize the Austin Community

May 6, 2021

Meet Li-Chen Lin, PhD, RN, CNRN, and a UT Austin School of Nursing Clinical Assistant Professor of Adult Health Nursing. Dr. Lin (MSN ’03, PHD ’09) has focused her research on nurse’s work environments, resilience, role transitions, as well as quality and safety in healthcare. Her current projects aim to examine resilience among nurses working in long term care or rehabilitation settings and to investigate whether demographics, professional quality of life, and sleep quality are significant predictors of nurses’ resilience.

Filling Knowledge Gaps in Self-Management Research

May 6, 2021

Meet Heather Cuevas, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FCNS. Dr. Cuevas (MSN ’03, PHD ’13) is a UT Austin School of Nursing assistant professor with a research focus on how cognitive problems interact with chronic illness, and how this interaction contributes to challenges with self-management and health in patients with type 2 diabetes. Her background as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) encompasses diagnosis, treatment and management of a variety of endocrine disorders in the outpatient setting.

Fostering Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Within the Classroom

May 6, 2021

Meet Danica Sumpter, PhD, RN, UT Austin School of Nursing Clinical Assistant Professor, and one of this year’s Macy Faculty Scholars. Dr. Sumpter (BSN ’01) has been recognized for her innovations in teaching and was named a University Provost’s Teaching Fellow in 2019.

Providing Comprehensive, Equitable Care to our Community

May 6, 2021

Meet Stephanie Morgan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, Director of Practice Innovation, Professor of Clinical Nursing and Director of our Wellness Centers. Amid the pandemic, Dr. Morgan (PHD ’13) has overseen a smooth transition to telemedicine and telehealth for wellness clinics, co-led UT Health Austin’s on campus vaccination clinics and served as a faculty fellow for UT’s Interprofessional Education program. Dr. Morgan coordinated these programs to provide comprehensive care to our community.