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UT Austin Alumna to Present at the 2019 NINR Director's Lecture

Sept. 3, 2019

Jean C. McSweeney, RN, PhD (1990), FAHA, FAAN, will present “Matters of the Heart: A Research Journey Uncovering Signs of Heart Disease in Women" at the 2019 NINR Director's Lecture in Bethesda, Maryland on September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET. Dr. McSweeney will discuss her program of research that focuses on the symptoms of heart disease in women. This lecture will be broadcast live and archived:

Better Than Perfect: Nurse practitioner students receive 100 percent pass rate — again!

Aug. 27, 2019

Question: How do you improve on perfection? Answer: By being perfect every time.

Since its inception, students of the psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) program at UT Austin School of Nursing have received a 100 percent pass rate on the American Nurses Credentialing Center board certification exams, the only board-certified exam in the nation. This means that all 111 students who graduated between 2011 and 2019 passed the rigorous exam on the first try.

UT Austin Alumna Named Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Nursing

Aug. 26, 2019

Annette B. Wysocki, PhD (1986), RN, FAAN, has been named Dean of the Stony Brook University School of Nursing. She received a doctorate in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986.

School of Nursing Receives Grant to Address Social Determinants of Health in Travis County

July 10, 2019

A one-year, $250,000 grant was awarded to The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing by the Houston-based Episcopal Health Foundation to conduct a community-centric needs assessment inclusive of social determinants of health. The assessment will be instrumental in informing services that will be provided by a new comprehensive community-based health clinic in the 78617 zip code neighborhood located in Southeast Travis County.

Congratulations to Our New AAN Fellows and Living Legend

July 2, 2019

Two UT Austin School of Nursing faculty members will be inducted into the 2019 class of fellows of the American Academy of NursingKaren Johnson, PhD, RN, associate professor; and Julie Zuñiga, PhD, RN, assistant professor, are among 231 highly distinguished nurse leaders to be inducted during the AAN policy conference in Washington, D.C., October 26, 2019.

Congratulations to Our New AANP Fellow

June 27, 2019

Cara Young, PhD, RN, FNP-C, assistant professor, was inducted into the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). Dr. Young is a family nurse practitioner, nurse researcher, and assistant professor. Her diverse program of research examines and seeks to improve behavioral and psychosocial transitions for vulnerable populations in the first half of the life course. Her primary line of research has focused on improving the mental health of children, adolescents and young adults through mindfulness-based interventions.

Nursing Collaborations Boost Community Health: A refugee population receives warm welcome and access to health care

June 19, 2019

In east Austin live a largely unknown refugee population who fled their native Burma (also referred to as Myanmar) several years ago, forced to leave because of persecution by the ruling parties in their homeland. They are Matu, a tribe of the ethnic Chin group, and were accepted into the United States after genocidal attacks by the Burmese military junta. Approximately 50,000 members of the Chin group now live in the U.S., and 35 to 50 Matu families have found refuge in the city of Austin.

UT Austin Alumna to Lead Future of Nursing Committee

May 22, 2019

An ad hoc committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is extending the vision for the nursing profession into 2030 and charting a path for the nursing profession to help our nation create a culture of health, reduce health disparities, and improve the health and well-being of the U.S. population in the 21st century.

And UT Austin is well-represented in the effort.

Marvin the Robot Takes SXSW Festival by Storm: Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner students meet the tech world

May 22, 2019

Each year the SXSW Festival provides a stage where the global music industry alongside film and technology professionals can strut their stuff and make personal and work-related connections as well as discover the next generation of talent. This year was no exception as Marvin the School of Nursing’s telehealth robot wheeled onto the scene, wowing visitors of the MedTech and Health Expo interactive section.