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New Endowed Chair Will Advance Research and Care

Nov. 6, 2020

Published: November 6, 2020 | Updated: March 9, 2021

Supporting nursing education and research is paramount during this critical time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, academic-practice partnerships have become key to advancing effective health care. Toward this end, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing received a gift from Ascension Seton that will create the sort of mechanism by which academic research and clinical practice can work together to improve the lives of communities across the nation.

Thriving Through the Holidays During this COVID Pandemic

Nov. 5, 2020

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.

Donation Will Establish School of Nursing’s First Distinguished Professorship

Oct. 16, 2020

Efforts to provide exceptional education for future nurses have been greatly enhanced at The University of Texas at Austin by a gift from School of Nursing supporters Maureen and Robert Decherd.

The Decherds’ $1 million gift will be added to a gift of $500,000 given by daughter Audrey Decherd in 2019 to create the Maureen Healy Decherd ’73 Distinguished Professorship in Nursing, the first-ever distinguished professorship for the School of Nursing.

How To Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones During This Flu Season

Oct. 8, 2020

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.

Announcing our new Post-Master’s Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Sept. 29, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing and Dell Children's Medical Center will jointly host Zoom informational sessions for this new program. You must be logged into a personal Zoom account to access. Please join us for one of the upcoming information sessions.

Congratulations to Our New AAN Fellows

Sept. 23, 2020

Three UT Austin School of Nursing faculty members will be inducted into the 2020 class of fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. Ashley Henneghan, PhD, RN, assistant professor, and Michelle Wright, PhD, RN, assistant professor, are among 230 distinguished nurse leaders to join the Academy.

A Shared Approach to Holistic Health: Community Gardens

Sept. 3, 2020

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.

Kicking off Fall 2020!

Aug. 25, 2020

Today we begin a new and novel academic year at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing. We are fortunate to have our students back to start the next chapter of their nursing career, especially during a time when the need for nurses is at an all-time high. The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us all to recognize the contributions that nurses in a variety of roles make to protect the health of our communities. We are proud of the dedicated work our alumni, current students, and faculty have put forth in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fostering Mental Wellness for Families Who Have Kids Heading Back to School

Aug. 6, 2020

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 Alliance for African American Health in Central Texas & UT Austin School of Nursing Discuss A Better Me Wellness Program

July 2, 2020

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.