News Category: Alumni

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.