As a young woman, Raquel Reynolds didn’t think college was in her future. She had begun a pre-med course after graduating from high school, but had to take a break after a series of personal tragedies. She left Austin and began waiting tables in a restaurant in Oklahoma. It didn’t seem likely she would return to college.
Sarah Szanton, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, and a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland, was this year’s Blanton Lectureship presenter and shared fascinating information on helping improve quality of life for older adults.
The first cohort of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program graduated August 2017, taking with them not only their diplomas, but new clinical and leadership skills that prepares them to make an impact on the health care landscape.
The patient was scheduled to have a shoulder replacement. She wasn’t concerned about the procedure itself but did want to know more details. She wanted to know what it would feel like, how much it weighed, even what color it might be.
In order to improve patient outcomes and enhance the experience of care amid unprecedented health care challenges, future health care professionals must learn how to work seamlessly with the people they care for as well as the people who care with them at the bedside, in the clinic, and in the community.
As if the UT Austin School of Nursing’s Simulation Center didn’t contain enough of the latest cutting-edge technology, the newest member of the teaching staff, Robo-Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (RoboAPRN), recently reported for duty.