News Category: Undergraduate

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.

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.

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.

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.

“They Genuinely Want You to Succeed!” Undergraduate looks forward to health care career, thanks to full scholarship

Nov. 15, 2019

Moms know best, and Emily Slaughter’s mom is no exception.

The summer following Emily’s freshman year in high school, her mom announced, “You have to get out of the house. You have to work or volunteer — something!”

Fortunately, Emily had a friend whose mother worked at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, who let her know about available volunteer positions.

“I mainly ran errands that first summer,” Emily said. “But right from the start I thought, ‘This is really cool!’”

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.

Recent Graduate Receives Campus-wide Recognition

May 22, 2019

Just under 40,000 undergraduates were registered at UT Austin in 2018, so when one of them receives a large number of awards, it’s noteworthy. That student is Kelsey Mumford, who received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in May 2019, and was recognized as an accomplished student not only by the School of Nursing, but across campus as well.

Changing Your World: Kelsey Mumford wants to help Texas become a healthier state

April 8, 2019

Growing up in the Austin area, senior Kelsey Mumford experienced the impact a top-tier research university can have on a community. “I saw the work UT was doing, and it was the only school I applied to,” she says. Little did she know when she was a little girl dressing up in Texas Cheer uniforms for Halloween that one day she would be representing the university on a state and national level as an advocate for better health policies.

Undergraduate Student Places Second in Research Competition

Nov. 14, 2018

Kelsey Mumford, a senior nursing student, finished in second place in the 2018 Texas Student Research Showdown. The competition is organized by the Office of Undergraduate Research at The University of Texas at Austin and gives students a chance to show off their science story chops.

How to Get Things Done

Oct. 9, 2018

It’s said that if you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. And if there is one thing senior Kelsey Mumford is, it’s busy. Very.

In spring 2017, she attended the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Student Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., a three-day conference designed to immerse student nurses in didactic program sessions focused on the federal policy process and nursing’s role in professional advocacy.