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Austin Police Department & Community Engagement: A Path Towards Racial Equity

Feb. 10, 2022

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. 

Alumna Named President of Society’s Board of Directors

Jan. 31, 2022

Professor Elizabeth Reifsnider, PhD, WHNP-BC, PHCNS-BC, FAANP, FAAN, will be inducted as president of the Southern Nursing Research Society during the society’s annual conference Feb. 23–25, 2020, in New Orleans. Dr.

Central Texas African American Family Support Conference

Jan. 27, 2022

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. 

Palliative and Long-term Care Leadership Leads to Prestigious National Award

Jan. 19, 2022

Jung Kwak, PhD, MSW, FGSA, associate professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, was awarded a Sojourns® Scholar Leadership Program award by the Cambia Health Foundation. She was one of ten emerging palliative care leaders selected from among a competitive pool of applicants.

AMEN Program Review: Lessons Learned while Promoting Community Wellness

Dec. 23, 2021

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.

The Art of Vaccinating: School of Nursing Provides COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for Elementary-age Children

Dec. 20, 2021

Stephanie Morgan, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, is no stranger to setting up and maintaining COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Thanks to her work with the team of nursing faculty and students, other health care providers, and volunteers that was formed in December 2020 when the vaccine first became available, she has been able to pull together and train teams to work with children, ages 5 to 11 in elementary and middle schools in Del Valle, an underserved community in southeast Austin.

Congratulations to the Class of Fall 2021!

Dec. 16, 2021

On Saturday, December 4th, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. (CST), the School of Nursing hosted a ceremony at the Bass Concert Hall in honor of the graduating Class of 2021. The School of Nursing community is excited to honor your achievements and celebrate this moment with your friends and family.

Addressing Health Disparities among Males of Color

Nov. 25, 2021

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.

Donor Spotlight: “Fixing a Hole:” Couple finds supporting gerontological nursing “enormously satisfying”

Nov. 4, 2021

During the years Ian Turpin and his wife, Luci Baines Johnson, cared for their ailing and aging mothers, they found that very few health care practitioners had the expertise, skills and training to significantly manage the needs of elderly patients.