News Category: Graduate

Nursing Students Translate COVID-19 Handbook into Spanish

April 17, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — Two bilingual University of Texas at Austin students are volunteering to translate and distribute COVID-19 health information to Spanish-speaking communities, bridging a critical information gap during the pandemic.

Click Here to Download the COVID-19 Handbook (Updated April 17, 2020)

Professor Donna Rolin opens doors for Integrated Behavioral Health Scholars

Dec. 11, 2019

As concerns over mental health resources reach a fever pitch in Texas and the rest of the nation, one professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is tackling these issues head on.

Opportunity to Submit Comments Regarding School of Nursing’s Qualifications for Accreditation

Dec. 2, 2019

Dear Constituents and Colleagues:

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing will be having an on-site accreditation review of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program, Post-Graduate APRN Certificate program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The on-site evaluation by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is scheduled the week of 02/10/20.

The Role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Today’s Health Care System

Oct. 15, 2019

When Christina Schulte worked as a neuroscience researcher she could often go eight hours a day without speaking to another person, which was one reason she decided bench science wasn’t for her and decided to explore a career in nursing. Today, she is completing a Master of Science in Nursing degree with an Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist (AG CNS) concentration at the UT Austin School of Nursing.

Better Than Perfect: Nurse practitioner students receive 100 percent pass rate — again!

Aug. 27, 2019

Question: How do you improve on perfection? Answer: By being perfect every time.

Since its inception, students of the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) program at UT Austin School of Nursing have received a 100 percent pass rate on the American Nurses Credentialing Center board certification exams, the only board-certified exam in the nation. This means that all 111 students who graduated between 2011 and 2019 passed the rigorous exam on the first try.

Nursing Collaborations Boost Community Health: A refugee population receives warm welcome and access to health care

June 19, 2019

In east Austin live a largely unknown refugee population who fled their native Burma (also referred to as Myanmar) several years ago, forced to leave because of persecution by the ruling parties in their homeland. They are Matu, a tribe of the ethnic Chin group, and were accepted into the United States after genocidal attacks by the Burmese military junta. Approximately 50,000 members of the Chin group now live in the U.S., and 35 to 50 Matu families have found refuge in the city of Austin.

Marvin the Robot Takes SXSW Festival by Storm: Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner students meet the tech world

May 22, 2019

Each year the SXSW Festival provides a stage where the global music industry alongside film and technology professionals can strut their stuff and make personal and work-related connections as well as discover the next generation of talent. This year was no exception as Marvin the School of Nursing’s telehealth robot wheeled onto the scene, wowing visitors of the MedTech and Health Expo interactive section.

Incoming Graduate Students Receive Diversity Fellowships

March 28, 2019

Melissa Ibarra, Bachelor of Science in Psychology, UT El Paso ’16, and Mercedes Harris, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, UT San Antonio ’17, were recently awarded fellowships by the UT Austin Graduate School. The two were nominated by the UT Austin School of Nursing after being accepted into the graduate program.

Nurse Leadership: Civic engagement opportunity spotlights the value of nurse leadership

Aug. 14, 2018

In 1992, the Georgetown, Texas, City Council passed a resolution establishing a policy to ensure the non-discrimination of individuals with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). In 2011, the City Council appointed an ADA coordinator and established an advisory task force to develop a plan to bring the city into compliance. Now every month members of the Georgetown American Disabilities Accessibility Advisory Board listen to residents who have concerns about the city’s efforts to provide a safer environment.

Lessons from the Beltway: Former government official discusses access to quality health care with School of Nursing students

April 20, 2018

Imagine hearing firsthand from one of the preeminent health policymakers in the country about how health care policy is made and about various strategies nurses can use to help improve health care access.