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All Through the Night: Reducing Nighttime Agitation in People with Alzheimer’s Disease

March 20, 2018

Kathy Richards, PhD, RN, FAAN and research professor at the UT Austin School of Nursing, knows personally the heartache of watching a loved one succumb to dementia and its many distressing symptoms.

Shifting Perspectives: Former nursing student shares her experiences

March 1, 2018

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.

Advancing a Better Life for Older Adults: Treat each one as an individual with goals and resilient potential

Feb. 22, 2018

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.

On the Path to Clinical Leadership: Doctor of Nursing Practice program now accepting applications

Feb. 9, 2018

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.

Information Vacuum: Narrowing the Gap between Health Literacy and Technology

Feb. 1, 2018

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.

Interprofessional Education: Learning to Value the Differences

Jan. 9, 2018

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.

Robot APRN Reports for Duty: School of Nursing receives funding for new, innovative technology

Jan. 8, 2018

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.