News Category: Graduate

Critical Care Nurse Shortage During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Call for Nurse Anesthesia Students to Bedside

Feb. 10, 2021

By Tonychris Nnaka

Tonychris Nnaka, MPH, RN is an Associate Manager of Critical Care Unit at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas Texas and a nursing PhD student from the School of Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin. 

Facing the COVID-19 Crisis, Nurses Cheered by Arrival of Vaccination

Jan. 15, 2021

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2020, Erika Tabke, a faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, made history by administering the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to a patient in Central Texas.

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.

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Dec. 15, 2020

On Saturday, December 5th, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (CST), the School of Nursing hosted a virtual ceremony in honor of the graduating Class of 2020. The School of Nursing community is excited to honor your achievements and celebrate this moment with your friends and family. Watch the virtual convocation ceremony.

Announcing our new Post-Master’s Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Sept. 29, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is pleased to announce a new Post-Master’s Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate. This program is offered in partnership with Dell Children's Medical Center. Applications are being accepted now through November 1, 2020. The first semester of the program will begin January 2021. The program design is a hybrid format part-time over four consecutive semesters to allow students to continue working while completing coursework.

School of Nursing Virtual Ceremony: Saturday, May 23 | 2:00 p.m. CDT

May 22, 2020

Join us for the School of Nursing’s 2020 Virtual Spring Convocation!

On Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (CDT), the School of Nursing will host a virtual ceremony in honor of the graduating Class of 2020. 

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.

From the US Army to Texas Nursing: Engaging Students in Crisis Relief Mobilization

May 12, 2020

UT Austin School of Nursing clinical assistant professor Shalonda Horton is waiting on some important news. As a United States Army Reserve Public Health Nurse, she was notified on Friday, April 3rd that she needed to prepare for mobilization to assist the civilian population amid COVID-19. However, her orders have yet to come in, while some members of her unit, the 7454th Medical Battalion, have already been sent. 

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