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The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing hosts the NHCGNE 2019 Leadership Conference Program on Aging and Alzheimer’s

Dec. 11, 2019

Last month, almost one hundred agencies and institutions, including professionals from Canada, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia, descended on Austin, Texas to attend the 2019 National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Leadership Conference on Aging. Tracie C. Harrison, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN, and J Taylor Harden, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, co-chaired the planning committee.

Dr. Mary Wakefield: UT Alumna, Visiting Professor and Living Legend

Dec. 11, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing graduate and Visiting Professor Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN, is one of this year’s honorees of the Living Legend award. The American Academy of Nursing awards this distinction to individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary contributions to the nursing profession throughout their career.

Dolores Sands Memorial Lecture Presented by Dean Bernadette Melnyk

Dec. 11, 2019

Almost a year after Dean Emerita Sands’ passing, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing memorialized her contributions to the health care field through a lecture in her honor. Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, Dean of The Ohio State University College of Nursing, presented “Evidence-Based Practice Plus Clinician Well-Being to Reach the Quadruple Aim in Healthcare: Key Tactics for Success.”

Fostering the Future of Nursing: The UT at Austin’s School of Nursing secures largest planned gift in its history

Dec. 11, 2019

In his newly created legacy, long-time Nursing supporter John Chamberlain has designated The UT at Austin School of Nursing as a beneficiary of his estate. The transformational gift is just the latest development in Mr. Chamberlain’s long history of support for the School.

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.

Managing Stress through the Holidays

Dec. 5, 2019

African American Mental Health and Wellness (AMEN) team is collaborating with KAZI FM 88.7 in producing a radio series to highlight the importance of addressing mental health and physical wellness in the African American community. The monthly series will feature AMEN team members from the School of Nursing, leaders from Mt. Zion Baptist and Rehoboth Baptist churches, and community organizations who provide mental health resources and support in Travis county.

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!’”

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.

Donor Spotlight: Supporting Health Care’s Heavy Lifters: Donor’s gifts will ensure nursing education continues to flourish

Oct. 1, 2019

In 2013, John Chamberlain, a retired Houston lawyer, together with his brother David and their aunt established the Barbara Hall Chamberlain Endowed Graduate Fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing with an endowment of $60,000 to honor their deceased mother.