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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.

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.

Storytelling Through Music: An Intervention to Improve Psychosocial Well-being

Sept. 20, 2019

Carolyn Phillips, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholar and new UT Austin alumna, is currently researching professional grief, the impact on the caregiver and care-receiver, and interventions to help health care professionals process the grief and suffering they see in their work in order to address burnout and compassion fatigue. She is a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner and an advanced oncology-certified nurse practitioner and currently working on a postdoctoral research fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.