News Category: Student Life

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.

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.

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.

Nurses for Racial Justice: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee’s Efforts Centered Around Undoing Racism

June 4, 2020

While our country was still processing and mourning the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, we watched as George Floyd’s life was taken right before our eyes. We continue to grieve the losses of Mike Ramos, Philando Castile, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, and countless other black men, women, and children who have died at the hands of those who devalue human life. These traumatic events and resultant suffering are unfortunately not new to communities of color, and are symptoms of a deeper problem with which our nation has yet to grapple.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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)