News Category: Alumni

Dr. Mary Wakefield: UT Alumna, Visiting Professor and Living Legend

Dec. 11, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing graduate and Visiting Professor Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, is one of this year’s honorees of the Living Legend award. The American Academy of Nursing awards this distinction to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary contributions to the nursing profession throughout their career.

Donor Spotlight: Supporting Health Care’s Heavy Lifters: Donor’s gifts will ensure nursing education continues to flourish

Oct. 1, 2019

In 2013, John Chamberlain, a retired Houston lawyer, together with his brother David and their aunt established the Barbara Hall Chamberlain Endowed Graduate Fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing with an endowment of $60,000 to honor their deceased mother.

Storytelling Through Music: An Intervention to Improve Psychosocial Well-being

Sept. 20, 2019

Carolyn Phillips, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholar and new UT Austin alumna, is currently researching professional grief, the impact on the caregiver and care-receiver, and interventions to help health care professionals process the grief and suffering they see in their work in order to address burnout and compassion fatigue. She is a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner and an advanced oncology-certified nurse practitioner and currently working on a postdoctoral research fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.

Alumna receives the 2019 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award

Sept. 18, 2019

Keela Herr, PhD, RN, AGSF, FGSA, FAAN, Kelting professor in nursing and associate dean for faculty at the University of Iowa College of Nursing, is the recipient of the 2019 Doris Schwartz Gerontological Nursing Research Award. This award is presented to a Gerontological Society of America (GSA) member who has a record of outstanding and sustained contribution to geriatric nursing research.

UT Austin Alumna to Present at the 2019 NINR Director's Lecture

Sept. 3, 2019

Jean C. McSweeney, RN, PhD (1990), FAHA, FAAN, will present “Matters of the Heart: A Research Journey Uncovering Signs of Heart Disease in Women" at the 2019 NINR Director's Lecture in Bethesda, Maryland on September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET. Dr. McSweeney will discuss her program of research that focuses on the symptoms of heart disease in women. This lecture will be broadcast live and archived:

UT Austin Alumna to Lead Future of Nursing Committee

May 22, 2019

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is extending the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and charting a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century.

And UT Austin is well-represented in the effort.

Preparing the Nurses of the Future to Make a Greater Impact Locally, Regionally, Globally

March 11, 2019

Every year the Gallup poll ranks the most honest and ethical professions, and every year nurses top the list (the latest poll makes it 17 years in a row). But that’s not all that sets the profession apart: Nurses are by necessity some of the most creative, quick-thinking people in the workforce. Whether it’s determining the best way to move a patient or streamlining work processes so that more time can be spent with patients, nurses are constantly analyzing and problem solving.

Alumna Appointed to Endowed Chair

March 6, 2019

Professor Terry Badger, PhD (’86), RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, recently was appointed to the Eleanor Bauwens Endowed Chair of Nursing at the University of Arizona College of Nursing in recognition of her accomplishments as a nationally recognized nurse-scientist and leader in graduate education.

Former Student Receives Writing Award for Article Published in National Journal

Feb. 11, 2019

Alumna Laura Cervantes, who received her Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner degree in May 2018, was selected as the winner of the 2019 Excellence in Writing Award by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Health (AWHONN).