News Category: Alumni

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.

National Nurses Week 2021: Spotlights

May 6, 2021

Read about Teresa ‘Tess’ Berndt, Dr. Tracie Roseberry, Brenda Olmos, Olubukayo ‘Bukayo’ Akinyemi, Isadora Fox, Dr. Amanda J. Simonton, Lucy Parker, Kate Hanley, Sabrina Kones, and Rachel Alhanti.


Teresa ‘Tess’ Berndt

Despite Convenience, Electric Scooters Have Serious Associated Cost Burdens

Dec. 17, 2020

Sure, they’re a quick and convenient solution to getting around congested cities, but e-scooters — dockless electrically powered scooters — often come with a host of problems, some of which can carry a hefty price tag. In one three-month study in Austin, the total cost burden was over $600,000. Based on these numbers, the annual charges for e-scooter injuries could come to around $4 million.

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.

Donor Spotlight: UT Austin School of Nursing Receives Gift from Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin for Gerontology Care, COVID-19 Efforts

May 13, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin’s efforts to educate top nurses and improve care for older adults, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, have received a boost from long-time UT supporters Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin. Several aspects of this timely gift, which comes as the country celebrates National Nurses Week, focus on COVID-19.

Celebrating National Nurses Week: May 6-12, 2020

May 6, 2020

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.

National Nurses Week: Spotlights

May 6, 2020

Read about Dr. Gaurdia Banister, Dr. Carolyn Phillips, Dr. Miyong Kim, and Dr. Donna Rolin.


Dr. Gaurdia Banister

Alumna featured in American Nurse Journal

April 29, 2020

Alumna Cindy Zolnierek (PhD 2013) was featured in the April 2020 issue of American Nurse, the official journal of the American Nurses Association, for her long term commitment to advocacy through professional nursing associations.

Dr. Zolnierek was selected as Executive Director for the Texas Nurses Association (TNA) in 2013 and became the chief executive officer (CEO) of TNA in 2018.

Alumna’s Palliative Care Proposal is Accepted into Esteemed Program

Jan. 21, 2020

Megan Lippe, PhD, MSN, RN, was one of ten finalists selected to join the Cambia Health Foundation’s Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program. Candidates from across the country, disciplines and practice settings were required to meet rigorous standards to demonstrate themselves as palliative care leaders. Each scholar will receive $180,000 in funding towards their individualized proposal to impact and innovate within the palliative care field.

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing hosts the NHCGNE 2019 Leadership Conference Program on Aging and Alzheimer’s

Dec. 11, 2019

Last month, almost one hundred agencies and institutions, including professionals from Canada, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia, descended on Austin, Texas to attend the 2019 National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Leadership Conference on Aging. Tracie C. Harrison, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN, and J Taylor Harden, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, co-chaired the planning committee.