News Category: Graduate

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

Nursing DNP Student Steps Up To Serve Our Local Community During COVID-19

May 6, 2020

Like a lot of individuals in her profession, UT Austin School of Nursing DNP student April Watkins has used her expertise to aid the world’s most vulnerable populations. As a clinical nurse specialist in cardiology and internal medicine, she has organized medical relief missions around the globe in places like Brazil, Haiti and Puerto Rico. While there, she and her team of ten to twelve health care workers delivered primary care services on the forefront of many crises. However, she was not expecting a crisis like COVID-19 to find her right in her own backyard.

A Life of Service: Balancing COVID-19 Response and Clinical Instruction

May 6, 2020

On Monday April 6th, UT Austin School of Nursing Clinical Instructor Darlene “Cookie” Wilson began a thirteen week assignment serving at the epicenter of the United States’ COVID-19 epidemic, Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York. A hospital located in a densely populated, working class neighborhood, Elmhurst has been hit particularly hard by the virus.

Who’s at Highest Risk for Loneliness and What Can be Done? Check Your Assumptions…

May 5, 2020

In 2018 more than half of the US population reported feeling alone or left out, according to a nationwide survey of over 20,000 US adults. Surprisingly, those ages 18-22 were the loneliest group, with worse health than older generations. For more information read the "New Cigna Study Reveals Loneliness at Levels in America.