News Category: Achievements & Awards

Best Graduate Schools: School of Nursing ranked No. 1 in Texas again

March 30, 2022

The latest edition of “Best Graduate Schools” in U.S. News & World Report once again ranks The University of Texas at Austin as one of the top public universities in the nation based on the depth and bread of its graduate programs.

“So Many Quiet Heroes”: Efforts to Reach Underserved Communities During Pandemic Garner Praise and Awards

Feb. 18, 2022

When The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing partnered with the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE), the City of Austin, and Mt. Zion and Rehoboth Baptist Churches to launch the African American Mental Health and Wellness (AMEN) program in 2019, they never envisioned how vital the program would become, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Designed to support the mental and physical health of African American residents in the Austin area, the program has become a lifeline to many in the largely east Austin community.

Alumna Named President of Society’s Board of Directors

Jan. 31, 2022

Professor Elizabeth Reifsnider, PhD, WHNP-BC, PHCNS-BC, FAANP, FAAN, will be inducted as president of the Southern Nursing Research Society during the society’s annual conference Feb. 23–25, 2020, in New Orleans. Dr.

Palliative and Long-term Care Leadership Leads to Prestigious National Award

Jan. 19, 2022

Jung Kwak, PhD, MSW, FGSA, associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, was awarded a Sojourns® Scholar Leadership Program award by the Cambia Health Foundation. She was one of ten emerging palliative care leaders selected from among a competitive pool of applicants.

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 Inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Oct. 11, 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.