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During a 'virtual tour' of dementia, nothing seems easy

San Antonio Express-News, 09/15/2017
A virtual dementia tour – a way to experience what it is like to have dementia – is part of a program called Caring for the Caregiver that's being developed in collaboration with the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio.
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Acting surgeon general shares insights at Cultural Inclusion Institute Conference

One hundred fifty health professionals who attended the 4th Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute Conference had a front row seat in learning about public health priorities for the nation during a keynote presentation by newly appointed acting U.S. Surgeon General Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., RN, FAAN.
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Nursing Advisory Council Luncheon raises scholarship, research funds

More than 300 School of Nursing faculty, staff, alumni and friends were kept in stitches by humorous national speaker, book author and nurse Barb Bancroft at the 15th annual Nursing Advisory Council Luncheon on April 18.
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Nursing faculty member receives diversity award

Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor of nursing in UT Health San Antonio's School of Nursing, has received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing's Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability in Nursing Education Lectureship Award.
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Students explore culture, health care, in Colombia

While many college students were spending spring break at beaches and resorts, students from UT Health San Antonio expanded their world view March 11-18 by experiencing the culture–and the health care system–in Colombia.
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Nursing students present $1,000 to American Heart Association

The 2017 Accelerated BSN class hosted the Love Run 5K run to promote heart health and wellness in the community, as well as to raise funds for the American Heart Association and for their fall 2017 graduation party.
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School of Nursing's Department of Lifelong Learning receives ANCC accreditation

The School of Nursing's Department of Lifelong Learning (DLL) has been reaccredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation for a term of four years, the longest accreditation term available.
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Role-Playing Exercise Shows Link Between Poverty and Health Care

Patients living in poverty can pose a challenge to medical professionals: Some go off their medication, others fail to report to physical therapy, many struggle to lose weight. To truly serve low-income patients, doctors and nurses have to do more than diagnose an illness.
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Mannequins help nursing students train

Simulation specialists control a pediatric mannequin in a hospital bed as nursing students study at the Center for Simulation Innovation at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
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Nursing faculty member joins initiative to improve veterans’ health care

M. Danet Lapiz-Bluhm, Ph.D., RN, associate professor in the School of Nursing, has been named a collaborative academic research member of a two-year initiative called the Veterans’ Action League. The multistate project will empower veterans to have an active voice in how veteran health care is delivered in the future.
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Nursing is Caring

A new book, "Nursing is Caring," exemplifies what it means to be a nurse. Each year, Beverly Wheeler, M.S.N., RN, clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center, gives an assignment to her graduating nursing students to reflect on one experience with a patient during their clinical training that confirmed that they were entering the right profession.
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SA Refugee Health Clinic Filling A Large Gap

In the past six years, more refugees have resettled in Texas than in any other state in the country. The State of Texas has pulled out of the refugee resettlement program citing concerns over terrorism. That leaves many private and non-profit groups to provide the many refugee needs, everything from clothing to English classes to medical care. The largest student-run clinic reaching out to refugees is in San Antonio.
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Science Expo’s hands-on activities draw 1,500 high school, college students

Nursing students Megan Garcia, Annemarie Loftus, Meredith Redd, Abigail Hahnel, Gabrielle Giordano, Jessica Lerma, and Alexandria Kersh offer visiting high school students the opportunity to explore hands-on nursing skills at this year’s HSC Science Expo.
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School of Nursing honored for commitment to diversity

The School of Nursing was one of only 12 nursing schools in the nation to be selected for the 2016 Health Professions INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. The award recognizes the school’s distinguished commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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SUNRISE Scholars Visit

Four students from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Nursing visited the UCSF School of Nursing for two days in September 2016. Made possible by funds supporting the Hispanic education-based Title V grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the trip was part of the Summer Undergraduate Nursing Research Immersion Experience (SUNRISE) program.
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Kangaroo Care May Help Drug Dependent Babies

Addiction to prescription drugs and heroin is a national epidemic. In San Antonio it's creating dependency for some of our youngest Americans: newborns.
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Caring for the Caregiver program

The School of Nursing’s Caring for the Caregiver program will feature presentations by visiting professor Nancy Hodgson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, of the University of Pennsylvania on Oct. 6-7.
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The Source: Bexar County Leads State In Newborns Suffering From Opioid Withdrawl

A third of the infants born in Texas who suffer opioid withdrawals are in Bexar County. But as TPR's David Martin Davies reports an effort is underway to provide better medical care for the youngest victims of the opioid crisis.
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UTHSCSA inviting public to free health conference this weekend

SAN ANTONIO -- A major health conference is rolling into San Antonio this weekend and you are invited. Its focus is how to improve the experience between patients and healthcare professionals.
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Public invited to health care improvement conference

San Antonio area residents will have the opportunity to contribute to improving patient safety and the quality of health care at a national conference sponsored by the School of Nursing of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
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Wife saves husband who suffered heart attack on running trail

A local doctor said he’s happy to be alive after he had a heart attack last year. It was his wife who saved him by administering CPR until EMS arrived.
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Nursing faculty member named to national panel on newborns

Lisa Cleveland, Ph.D., RN, PNP-BC, IBCLC, NTMNC, from the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has been appointed co-chair of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) “Power of Touch” Scientific Advisory Panel. Dr. Cleveland is an assistant professor in the Department of Family & Community Nursing.
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Presidential Award winner: Patti G. Grota, Ph.D.

Dr. Patti Grota brings to academia more than 30 years of patient care experience as a clinical nurse specialist and infection prevention professional.
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Health Science Center again designated a Fit-Friendly Worksite

For the second straight year, the Health Science Center has received the American Heart Association’s Gold-level Fit-Friendly Worksites designation.
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Baptist Health Foundation gives record amount for scholarships

The Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio on June 15 reached two significant milestones in its financial support of students at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
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Tribute 2016: School of Nursing alumni and faculty are passionate about their profession

Nursing is one of the most meaningful and rewarding professions. The great philosopher Albert Schweitzer once said “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
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Presidential Award winner: Adelita G. Cantu, Ph.D., RN

As an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Systems in the School of Nursing, Dr. Adelita Cantu is vigilant about learning and is open to new ideas for teaching and learning for both herself and her students.
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Celebrate nursing: A message from President Henrich

Dear Health Science Center faculty, staff, students and residents,
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Video promotes book on nursing as a profession

Video shot in the School of Nursing on May 4 will help promote the new book “quoteNursing is Caring: A Tribute to the Profession.”
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2016 Ambassador Scholars introduced

The Health Science Center’s new Ambassador Scholars for 2016 were officially recognized and introduced by President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, at an April 19 reception in the Academic and Administration Building.
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Congratulations to nursing faculty members Dr. Adelita Cantu and Dr. Patti Grota who are 2016 Presidential Award winners

Linked by what President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, called a common “desire for excellence,” 20 members of the faculty and staff were honored March 22 with Presidential Awards from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
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Nursing faculty member’s book features inspiring stories from students

Beverly Wheeler, M.S.N., RN, has been assigning the same essay to her nursing students for years: Tell me about a patient you’ve cared for since entering nursing school who has inspired you and made you realize you are entering the right profession?
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Gift to Alamo Colleges creates pipeline for future HSC students

A major gift to higher education will create a pathway for students from under-served communities in San Antonio to begin with Alamo Colleges and then transfer to partner universities, including the Health Science Center.
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Interactive Academic Learning & Teaching Center dedicated

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio on Feb. 16 dedicated the $51.2 million Academic Learning & Teaching Center (ALTC)—a technological marvel where classrooms enable real-time observation of procedures, complex surgeries and clinical simulations in a dynamic, discussion-based learning atmosphere.
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Hawken named president of retired faculty,staff group

Patty L. Hawken, dean and professor emeritus of the School of Nursing, was recently elected president of the Association of Retired Faculty & Associates (ARFA).
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Two named to UT System’s Shine Academy

Alan Y. Sakaguchi, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Cellular and Structural Biology, and Sara L. Gill, Ph.D., professor of family and community health systems in the School of Nursing, have been selected as members of the University of Texas Kenneth I. Shine Academy of Health Science Education.
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Visiting nursing faculty learn patient care through art

A group of visiting nursing faculty from Mexico gained a new perspective on patient care recently in an unlikely setting: an art museum.
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UT-Health Science Center SA focuses on patient involvement

SAN ANTONIO- The University of Texas- Health Science Center San Antonio’s annual Summer Institute focuses on patient involvement in health care and research.
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Not one of the three Rs, but maybe nutrition should be

The Texas agriculture commissioner who has found freedom in deep fryers, the man who wants more junk food in schools, would like it there. Small symbols of Miller’s particular brand of “freedom” abound:
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Grant helps advance the education of nurses

More students will be entering the School of Nursing, thanks to a $700,000 grant from Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.
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HSC recognized as Fit-Friendly Worksite by American Heart Association

The Health Science Center is among 16 San Antonio workplaces receiving the American Heart Association’s Gold-level Fit-Friendly Worksites designation. Click here

Hot off the presses! Read about our nursing accomplishments in TribUTe magazine

Learn more about the educational advancements and the pioneering nursing care being delivered at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio by reading the latest issue of TribUTe magazine.
Click here to view online. To learn more, contact Gwen Notestine, Director of Development at 210-567-5313.

Nursing Advisory Council raises record amount for research, education

Thanks to nearly $42,500 from the Nursing Advisory Council, six faculty researchers from the School of Nursing at the Health Science Center are conducting cost-efficient research on a wide range of projects that address significant questions in patient care.
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2015 Presidential Ambassadors

The Presidential Ambassador Scholars are selected by the dean of each school to represent the Health Science Center at functions throughout the year.
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Dr. Sue Cunningham named 2015 Texas Distinguished Dietitian

Sue Cunningham, Ph.D., RD/LC, CDE, has been named the 2015 Texas Distinguished Dietitian by the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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UT Nursing partners with AVANCE for school-based pediatric clinic

Two hundred children who attend the AVANCE-San Antonio Head Start program at Fenley Center will receive on-site health care through a new nurse-led clinic at the school.
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Presidential Award winners recognized

Linked by what President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, called a common "desire for excellence," 16 members of the faculty and staff were honored Feb. 19 with Presidential Awards from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
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Grant will enable nurse-led clinic expansion

The UT Nursing Clinical Enterprise, part of the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has received a $600,000 grant from the Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation.
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UTHSCSA, UTSA partner to bring more nurses into the workforce

A new joint agreement between the Health Science Center and UTSA will make it easier for qualified students to enter nursing school.
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8 HSC educators honored as UT System Regents’ outstanding teachers

Eight educators from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have been selected as winners of the 2014 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award from The University of Texas System. Read More >>

School of Nursing vice dean chosen for national award

A national leader in pediatric and family health nursing from the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, often called a pioneer in nurse-managed clinics, has been awarded the American Association of Nurse Practitioners’ highest honor. Read More >>

Nursing faculty, students help seniors survive summer heat

In 2009, the deaths of elderly twin sisters made the news. The sisters died at home when they did not turn on their air conditioner when the temperature climbed to dangerously high levels. They may have avoided cooling their home to save money or just did not realize how hot it was. Read More >>

Health Science Center recognized for worksite wellness efforts

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio has received a Gold Award from the San Antonio Business Group on Health, a collaboration between the business community and the Mayor’s Fitness Council to promote healthy employees in San Antonio Read More >>

Chancellor Cigarroa recalls special nurses at NAC luncheon

Nursing Advisory Council (NAC) members and guests learned about the personal impact nurses can have in education, research and patient care from University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., the keynote speaker at the NAC’s annual spring luncheon. Read More >>

2014 Presidential Ambassador Scholars announced

Five students — each representing one of the five schools at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio — have been named 2014 Presidential Ambassador Scholars. President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP, made the announcement at a reception April 22. Read More >>

Nursing Dean Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., assumes presidency of AACN

Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, assumed the presidency of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing on March 24 at the AACN’s 2014 Spring Business Meeting in Washington, D.C. Read More >>

Nursing students learn about poverty to improve health care

The School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio hosted its first multidisciplinary poverty simulation. Read More >>

Nurse leader reappointed to federal health care commission

Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor of nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, has been appointed to a second three-year term as a commissioner for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). Read More >>

Poster topics highlight revised nursing informatics course

Eighteen Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) and master's-prepared students in the School of Nursing's informatics course presented Read More >>

Methodist Healthcare Ministries awards nearly $2 million in multiple grants to HSC

Continuing a longstanding tradition of supporting the UT Health Science Center San Antonio's efforts to improve Read More >>

Health Science Center's doctorate in nursing earns full accreditation

School of Nursing's doctor of nursing practice degree program has earned its accreditation from the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education Read More >>

200 new nurses honored at School of Nursing commencement

Approximately 200 new nurses from the December and August graduating classes of the School of Nursing were challenged to fulfill their potential every day and to embrace a philosophy of lifelong learning. Read More >>

HSC students offer health education, screenings at Miss Fiesta Health Fair

Saturday event kicks off students' Community Service Learning (CSL) Challenge Read More >>

PTSD researcher earns national nursing honor

Lapiz-Bluhm one of 12 in U.S. to be named a 2013 Nurse Faculty Scholar by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Read More >>

Nursing students learn valuable lessons in poverty simulation

On the first day of class Aug. 26, fourth-semester nursing students. Read More >>

New AACN Data on Employment for BSN Graduates

Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses Are More Likely to Secure Jobs Soon after Graduation than Other Professionals. Read More >>

UA College of Nursing Honors Eileen T. Breslin as Alumnus of the Year

Eileen T. Breslin, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and dean of the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been selected as Alumnus of the Year for the University of Arizona College of Nursing. Read More >>

New AACN Data on Employment for BSN Graduates

Baccalaureate-Prepared Nurses Are More Likely to Secure Jobs Soon after Graduation than Other Professionals. Read More >>

Norma Martínez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Girls receive individualized attention at HSC health camp. Read More >>

Dr. Breslin to advise on national nursing recognition program

Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, was named July 25 to a blue-ribbon advisory committee. Read More >>

Three receive prestigious nursing honor

Three local nursing leaders will be inducted as Fellows by the American Academy of Nursing during its 40th annual meeting in October in Washington, D.C. Read More >>

Regents honor eight as outstanding faculty teachers

The University of Texas System Board of Regents on July 9 announced that eight exemplary faculty members of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will receive the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for 2013.  Read More >>

Nursing researcher named Chancellor's Health Fellow

Kathleen Stevens, RN, Ed.D., ANEF, FAAN, has been appointed the Chancellor's Health Fellow for Interprofessional Health Delivery Science by The University of Texas System. Dr. Stevens is a faculty member in the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.  Read More >>

Dr. Kenneth Shine to speak Friday at summer institutes

On the eve of his retirement as executive vice chancellor for health affairs for The University of Texas System, Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., will address fellow educators and health career providers who have dedicated their lives to his shared passion of providing quality health care.  Read More >>

Juntos Podemos welcomes alumnus Phillip Baldwin

U.S. Army Capt. Phillip Baldwin, M.S.N., RN, was the keynote speaker for the Juntos Podemos appreciation celebration held May 8 in the School of Nursing's Hurd Auditorium.  Read More >>

Nurses, students encouraged to preserve 'spirit of nursing'

Although she has been a nurse for 42 years, it wasn't until Maria Wellisch, RN, BBA, LNFA, experienced the compassionate care of nursing firsthand that she felt immense pride in the spirit of the nursing.  Read More >>

2013-2014 Presidential Ambassador Scholars announced

Five exceptional students have been selected by their deans to represent the UT Health Science Center San Antonio as Presidential Ambassador Scholars for the 2013-2014 school year. The students - representing each of the five UT Health Science Center schools - were honored at a ceremony April 16 on campus.  Read More >>

School of Nursing business officer to receive national award

Rudy Gomez, M.B.A., CHC, will receive a national award from the American Association of Colleges of Nurses (AACN) on April 18. Gomez is assistant dean for administration and the business officer in the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.  Read More >>

Nursing researcher named Chancellor's Health Fellow

Kathleen Stevens, RN, Ed.D., ANEF, FAAN, has been appointed the Chancellor's Health Fellow for Interprofessional Health Delivery Science by The University of Texas System. Dr. Stevens is a faculty member in the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.  Read More >>

Nursing student Victoria Flores crowned Miss Fiesta

Victoria Flores and her family have always been big fans of Fiesta. But this year, instead of waving to royalty from afar, the UT Health Science Center San Antonio nursing student will be "showing her shoes" in three televised parades and attending more than 100 official events as a member of Fiesta royalty.  Read More >>

New nursing faculty member wins Arab World award

During her time as a nursing researcher at Hashemite University in Jordan, Azizeh Sowan, Ph.D., RN, realized that many bedside Jordanian nurses did not use research in their work.  Read More >>

Nursing students receive $233,744 in scholarships

At a luncheon held Feb. 24, a single mother, a military veteran and a psychiatric nurse seeking higher-level certification thanked donors for their generous support that has allowed them to attend nursing school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Read More >>

Nursing program helps caregivers of wounded warriors

In August 2011, Martha Loomis received a phone call from her husband who was deployed to Afghanistan. After letting her know he was alive, Trevor Loomis gave the phone to a nurse who explained what had happened.  Read More >>

Nursing dean presents commissioned report to regents

With 16 million individuals projected to gain health insurance by 2016 and an increasing shortage of master's and doctoral-level nurses in Texas and across the nation, significant challenges face an aging population that requires easy access to nursing and primary care.  Read More >>

School of Nursing graduates 120 new BSN-prepared nurses

One hundred twenty students graduated recently with bachelor's degrees from the School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.  Read More >>

Dr. Julie Novak selected for Leadership San Antonio

Julie Cowan Novak, D.N.Sc., RN, CPNP, FAANP, has been selected for the 38th class of Leadership San Antonio (LSA).  Read More >>

SON uses new model for exchanging scholarly information

Participating in community markets to buy and sell a wide variety of wares has become a popular American pastime.  Read More >>

Jennie Shaw, MSN, RN, CNE receives 2013 Dr. Nancy J. Girard Honorary Chair in Acute Care Nursing

Each December, the Department of Health Restoration & Care Systems Management in the School of Nursing awards the Nancy J. Girard Honorary Chair in Acute Care Nursing.  Read More >>

School of Nursing welcomes Estonian health care visitors

The School of Nursing at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio recently was invited to demonstrate its Simulation Center and Clinical Learning Lab for a group of visitors from Estonia.  Read More >>

Dr. Martínez Rogers discusses 'fiscal cliff' at White House

Norma Martínez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is one of a group of leaders from the Latino community invited to come to the White House Nov. 19 to attend a working meeting on resolving the "fiscal cliff" in a balanced way.  Read More >>

HSC receives DiversityFIRST™ achievement award

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has received the 2012 DiversityFIRST™ Corporate Achievement Award from the Texas Diversity Council (TDC).  Read More >>

Students gain perspective on culturally proficient care

In alignment with a national movement to improve patient care, the UT Health Science Center San Antonio held an interprofessional conference recently titled "Culturally Proficient Health Care."  Read More >>

School of Nursing hosting diversity summit

The School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and the Texas Diversity Council are hosting the 2012 Greater San Antonio Healthcare Diversity Summit on Wednesday, Nov. 7, in the nursing school's auditorium.  Read More >>

Collaborative Program with St. Mary's

St. Mary's University and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing (UTHSCSA SoN) agree to offer qualified students the opportunity to participate in a collaborative program that facilitates early acceptance in the SoN and to receive both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Combined Sciences and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.  Read More >>

Norma Martínez Rogers, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN,: Juntos Podemos mentors disadvantaged nursing students

When nursing professor Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, arrived at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio years ago, she noticed that Hispanic students were beginning their studies in the School of Nursing but, compared to other students, not as many were completing their education.  Read More >>

Adelita Cantu, Ph.D., RN,: Nursing faculty receive national, international honor

Three faculty members from the School of Nursing have received national or international recognition.  Read More >>

Kathleen Reeves, M.S.N., RN: Reeves provides students with insight into how a nurse can make a difference for a patient and family in difficult times.

Kathleen Reeves, M.S.N., RN, CMSRN, CNE, serves as a clinical associate professor in the School of Nursing. She is known to invest extra time and energy to make sure students "get it."  Read More >>

Community support builds simulation center to educate, train future health care providers

For Stacy Cousins, the sight of the infant having a seizure was dramatic. "The baby was shaking and turning blue," the senior nursing student said. "It felt like we were right there in the hospital."  Read More >>

Nurse practitioners could solve health-care dilemma

With millions of people gaining insurance coverage due to federal health care reform, physician shortages are expected to become worse.  Read More >>

Faculty Senate presents annual leadership awards

The Faculty Senate presented its annual leadership awards Sept.12. The Faculty Leadership Award was presented to David Morilak, Ph.D., and Carol Reineck, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, CENP, was presented the Administration Leadership Award.  Read More >>

Dr. Adelita Cantu Selected as 2012 NAHN Nurse of the Year

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) is delighted to announce the selection of Adelita Cantu, PhD, RN as the recipient of the 2012 NAHN Nurse of the Year Award.  Read More >>

Olympic Games Cap Off Healthy Choices for Kids Camp

While people all over the world are glued to their televisions or computers watching top athletes vie for the gold in the 2012 Olympics, 120 youngsters ages 6 to 18 have been training for their very own Olympic Games on San Antonio’s West Side.  Read More >>

Collaborative HIV prevention program for young Latinos is recognized as model program

An HIV prevention program for young Latino parents that was created in a community-academic partnership between the UCLA School of Nursing and the National Latino Fatherhood and Family Institute (NLFFI) is now recognized by the federal government as a model program that enhances the health and quality of care of at-risk populations.  Read More >>

Middle-schoolers get hands-on medical training

The woman giving birth may have been a mannequin, but the girls around her didn't treat her like a plastic doll.  Read More >>

Eight receive $200,000 in teaching awards; Medellin honored

The University of Texas System Board of Regents, meeting in Austin, honored eight faculty of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio July 11 with the Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. Each winner received $25,000 in the highly competitive awards program.  Read More >>

Three faculty members receive national recognition

Three UT Health Science Center San Antonio faculty members have recently received national recognition.  Read More >>

Nursing faculty, students remind elders to stay cool

As temperatures rise so does the risk of heat exhaustion, especially for people who are older, chronically ill, disabled or homebound.  Read More >>

Nursing students learn with mannequins

A blond patient blinked up at a group of nursing students Tuesday from her hospital bed and told them she had chest pain.  Read More >>

Practice makes perfect: Nurses to-be study in simulation lab

A new multi-million-dollar simulation lab in San Antonio is training the next generation of nurses.  Read More >>

Ribbon-cutting Wednesday for nursing simulation center

Leaders of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio and The University of Texas System will cut the ribbon at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13, for the $3.8 million School of Nursing Simulation Center & Clinical Learning Lab.  Read More >>

Women's Faculty Association presents leadership awards

The Women’s Faculty Association (WFA) hosted its annual Student Leadership Awards ceremony on May 15.  Read More >>

Five faculty inducted into the Academy of Master Teachers

Five UT Health Science Center San Antonio faculty members were recently inducted into the Academy of Master Teachers.  Read More >>

Registration open for Summer Institutes on EBQI

Health care providers, educators and now students interested in boosting their IQ for QI (quality improvement) are invited to attend the 2012 Summer Institutes on Evidence-Based Quality Improvement July 17-21 in San Antonio.  Read More >>

UT Health Science Center announces 2012 commencements

Gordon Hartman, an inspirational San Antonio leader who with his wife, Maggie, founded the Gordon V. Hartman Family Foundation in 2005, is the invited speaker Saturday, May 26, for the School of Health Professions commencement of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.  Read More >>

NAC luncheon highlights School of Nursing accomplishments

A special welcome from a simulation manikin named Pat set the tone for the 29th annual Nursing Advisory Council (NAC) luncheon.  Read More >>

Refugee-assistance group wins national, HSC student awards

A group of medical, dental, nursing and physician assistant students who volunteered more than 7,000 hours to assist immigrant refugees living in northwest San Antonio were honored April 19 at The University of Texas Health Science Center Science San Antonio.  Read More >>

Baptist Health Foundation gives $222,000 in scholarships

The Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio announced April 24 that it will provide $222,000 in scholarships for students at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio for the 2012-2013 academic year.  Read More >>

2012 Presidential Student Ambassador Scholars announced

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s 2012 Presidential Student Ambassador Scholars were announced April 5 by President William L. Henrich, M.D., MACP.  Read More >>

Interprofessional education opportunities blossom

When the Interprofessional Education Council was initiated at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in fall 2009, there were few educational or clinical programs that brought together students from more than one discipline to learn from each other or work together.  Read More >>

Nursing Dean Eileen T. Breslin voted AACN president-elect

Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, has been chosen president-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).  Read More >>

Faculty, staff honored with 2012 Presidential Awards

Sixteen faculty and staff members of the UT Health Science Center San Antonio received the university's highest honor on Feb. 2 - a Presidential Award - for outstanding work.  Read More >>

School of Nursing to offer Doctor of Nursing Practice degree

Nurses in South Texas will have the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio beginning in fall 2012.  Read More >>