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Preparing the Nurses of the Future to Make a Greater Impact Locally, Regionally, Globally

March 11, 2019

Every year the Gallup poll ranks the most honest and ethical professions, and every year nurses top the list (the latest poll makes it 17 years in a row). But that’s not all that sets the profession apart: Nurses are by necessity some of the most creative, quick-thinking people in the workforce. Whether it’s determining the best way to move a patient or streamlining work processes so that more time can be spent with patients, nurses are constantly analyzing and problem solving.

Can Managing Chronic Disease Be All Fun and Games? Researcher thinks digital games may improve quality of life

March 11, 2019

As a young nurse working in a hospital medical surgical floor, Kavita Radhakrishnan, PhD, RN, MSEE and assistant professor at the UT Austin School of Nursing, used to worry that many of her cardiac patients wouldn’t make a successful transition from hospital to home.

She was right.

Researcher’s Genomic Studies May Hold Clue to Better Disease Treatments

March 11, 2019

What if it were possible to use microbes to treat infections, outsmarting antibiotic resistance, or even to prevent disease before it starts? Sound too much like science fiction?

Michelle Wright, PhD, RN and assistant professor, doesn’t think so.

Alumna Appointed to Endowed Chair

March 6, 2019

Professor Terry Badger, PhD (’86), RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, recently was appointed to the Eleanor Bauwens Endowed Chair of Nursing at the University of Arizona College of Nursing in recognition of her accomplishments as a nationally recognized nurse-scientist and leader in graduate education.

Sleep May Be Key in Slowing Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Feb. 21, 2019

Could it be that something as simple as sleep can slow or even roll back the effects of cognitive impairment and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease? Kathy Richards, PhD, RN, FAAN, and research scientist at UT Austin’s School of Nursing, thinks so. And because of her more than 20 years of experience in translational sleep and aging research, the National Institute on Aging encouraged her to apply for funding to look into the role of sleep in preventing brain damage.

School of Nursing Rises in NIH Ranking

Feb. 18, 2019

The latest National Institutes of Health rankings of funding to schools of nursing have been released, and for fiscal year 2018 (funds awarded to the institution between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018) the UT Austin School of Nursing is ranked No. 15 in the nation among all schools of nursing and No. 8 among public schools of nursing. This achievement is particularly noteworthy in the context of a very competitive and challenging funding environment. 

Professor Honored by Prestigious International Society

Feb. 15, 2019

Lynn Rew, EdD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, and professor at the UT Austin School of Nursing, has been selected for induction into the Sigma Theta Tau International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Former Student Receives Writing Award for Article Published in National Journal

Feb. 11, 2019

Alumna Laura Cervantes, who received her Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner degree in May 2018, was selected as the winner of the 2019 Excellence in Writing Award by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Health (AWHONN).

Healthy Lifestyle Change Program: Chronic disease self-management leads to improved health and well-being

Feb. 8, 2019

The ad Jessie Wilborn saw at church sounded like something that might finally help her get her diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure under control.

“The program seemed simple enough, and I could see it offered a lot of support,” Jessie, a 70-year-old African American from Austin, said about A Better Me, a program designed to help participants set fitness goals and achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Assistant Professor Recognized by Apple

Feb. 6, 2019

Nicole Osier, PhD, BSN, BS, RN, assistant professor, has been recognized as an Apple® Teacher.