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Ushering in our First Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Cohort

May 6, 2021

Meet Brittany Christiansen, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, FNP-C, AE-C, CNE, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. Dr. Christiansen (MSN ’11, DNP ’17) was selected for the 2020 Novice Faculty Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and received the 2020 Dean’s Excellence Award for Service at The UT Austin School of Nursing.

National Nurses Week 2021: Spotlights

May 6, 2021

Read about Teresa ‘Tess’ Berndt, Dr. Tracie Roseberry, Brenda Olmos, Olubukayo ‘Bukayo’ Akinyemi, Isadora Fox, Dr. Amanda J. Simonton, Lucy Parker, Kate Hanley, Sabrina Kones, and Rachel Alhanti.


Teresa ‘Tess’ Berndt

Study Finds that Sustained Care Intervention During Psychiatric Hospitalization Helps Individuals Quit Smoking for Extended Period After Hospital Discharge

May 5, 2021

AUSTIN, Texas — People with psychiatric disorders consume almost half (44.3%) of all cigarettes smoked in the U.S. and have lifespans 25 to 32 years shorter than the general population. Cigarette smoking is a major contributor to this reduced lifespan.

Levels of Mental Health Care: When to Seek Help and Support for Those Around Us

April 8, 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.

Best Graduate Schools: School of Nursing ranked 21 overall in graduate programs

April 5, 2021

The latest edition of “Best Graduate Schools” from U.S. News & World Report once again ranks The University of Texas at Austin as one of the top public universities in the nation based on the depth and bread of its graduate programs.

Faculty Serve in Kenya During the Pandemic

March 26, 2021

In addition to education, skills, and experience, nursing faculty need to be nimble, resourceful, and able to change directions quickly.

Healing the Health Disparities Within the African American Population

March 4, 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.

Sharing Nursing Education Innovations Internationally

Feb. 25, 2021

Leigh Goldstein, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, and director of the School’s Learning Enhancement and Academic Progress Center, remembers the day she received a phone call out of the blue from two professors from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Gjøvik, Norway, who were attending a health care simulation conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Critical Care Nurse Shortage During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Call for Nurse Anesthesia Students to Bedside

Feb. 10, 2021

By Tonychris Nnaka

Tonychris Nnaka, MPH, RN is an Associate Manager of Critical Care Unit at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas Texas and a nursing PhD student from the School of Nursing at the University of Texas at Austin.