In Sync Study

Sexually active individuals in romantic relationships are invited to participate in a couple’s study at the University of Texas at Austin.

This study examines physiological synchrony in couples. Participants will be asked to come in to the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory at UT with their partners, complete a set of self-report questionnaires, and engage in a several interpersonal tasks while connected to an ECG to measure heart rate. Tasks are both non-verbal (i.e., trying to physically mirror your partner, looking into your partner’s eyes) and verbal (i.e., talking to your partner about how you view yourself as a sexual person). The study is expected to take 1-2 hours and participants will compensated with $15 each, or $30 per couple.

To qualify for participation in this study both you and your partner must:

  1. Identify as being in a monogamous relationship
  2. Identify as having been in your current relationship for at least 3 months
  3. Be 18 years old or older
  4. Be able to read and write in English
  5. Identify as having been sexually active with your current partner within the last month

If you are interested in the study, please contact the Sexual Psychophysiology Lab for more information about the In Sync Study at (512) 232-4805, or mestonlab@utexas.edu.  This study has IRB approval: 2017-11-0050.

8th Annual Geriatric Conference Building Partnership for Geriatric Care

UT Health San Antonio will be hosting the 8th annual geriatric conference on June 7th & 8th in San Antonio, Texas. Cost is $125.

Nursing & Social Work CE, breakfast, lunch, break, & conference materials included.

This program will be 2 days and covers many pertinent geriatric topics, the latest conference agenda can be viewed here.

We will also provide hands-on skills training in various areas of care. Space is limited so register today.

If your organization would like to exhibit or sponsor, please check this out.

 

VA APN Education Day Call for Poster Presentations

The Central Texas Veteran Healthcare System NPs will be holding their annual VA APN Education Day on Friday, 11/2/2018. The planning committee would like to include a poster session this year. Depending on the number of poster abstract submissions, they may also consider allotting time for brief podium presentations.

They would like to invite any interested NP, DNP, or PhD nursing students to submit a poster abstract for consideration. The abstract should include the following information:

  • Presenter’s name, credentials, and level of education
  • Presentation title
  • Contemporary evidence based reference pertaining to the presentation
  • Brief description of the poster which should target an NP student or higher level audience. The topics should be  of interest and benefit to our NP conference attendees and may cover a broad range of health care information including management of acute/chronic diseases,  time/business management, and/or education/learning. The conference attendees will be predominantly VA nurse practitioners.
  • Brief biography including education and experience reflecting expertise in the topic
  • Indicate preference for poster only  ~ or ~  poster with brief podium presentation
  • Contact information (both phone and email)

Selected presenters will be required to provide a brief biography/CV and sign a conflict of information statement. The poster must be a tri-fold or double-fold cardboard poster that can stand on a tabletop. Unfortunately, there will be no monetary compensation; however,  all presenters may attend the conference in its entirety and receive free CEs.

Deadline for abstract submissions is June 30, 2018. Please email the abstract to Carole Moore, RN, MNSc, ACNP-BC: Carole.Moore@va.gov

 

Network with Advanced Practice Nurses in Austin

Are you looking for a way to connect with other advanced practice nurses in the Austin area? Then you should join The Austin Advanced Practice Nurses. They host events, talks, dinners, and more. For more information, click here.

New AE-MSN Student Orientation Volunteers Needed

It’s time for a new AEMSN cohort to start this summer and ANGS needs your assistance for the orientation. We will need 6-8 AEMSN students to help with the orientation. Orientation is scheduled for June 5th from 7:15 to 1:00pm. This can be individuals finishing their foundation year this summer or those who have already completed their foundation year. We will also be planning a tour of SON as well as at lunch with the group.

We will also be selecting 6 students who are finishing their foundation year for the “Life as an AE” panel of the orientation. This will be a great opportunity to talk about your experiences during foundation year and provide helpful tips for the incoming students.

Below, is the survey link for those who are interested in participating. Let’s bring in a great big welcome for the new AEMSN cohort!

https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9RVWNMwI1j3xDgx

Adjunct Clinical Instructor Position at Concordia University

POSITION SUMMARY

Concordia University Texas is looking for highly energetic, Christian clinicians to teach in our expanding Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) track. As an Adjunct Clinical Instructor and faculty member, the primary responsibility is the clinical education of the students in Austin, Texas. Clinical Instructors are assigned teaching responsibilities in a clinical area in Austin, Texas and are expected to contribute to the education of the students including psychomotor skills, standards of practice, and critical thinking. Adjunct faculty are accountable to the Director of Accelerated BSN track as well at the Director of Nursing Academic Services. This description is a statement of minimum expectations and describes a level of performance expected of all faculty appointed with renewable contracts to the extended campus.

DUTIES

  • Facilitate effective student learning in the assigned clinical setting.
  • Provide adequate guidance for students in the clinical setting related to professionalism, practice, and research.
  • Selects and organizes learning activities which facilitate the student’s attainment of the course objectives.
  • Ensure effective evaluations of student practice.
  • Promote evidence-based practice.
  • Provide a supportive learning environment.
  • Provide feedback on student progress to supervisory personnel.
  • Collaborate with other faculty and administration as requested.
  • Collaborate effectively with the healthcare partner and its staff.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the nursing curriculum, policies, and requirements.
  • Maintain clinical competence and knowledge in area of expertise.
  • Attend all required orientation, training and faculty meetings.
  • Performs other assignments as designated by the Director of the Accelerated BSN Program.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Clinical Competence: Able to function with professional accountability in clinical settings.
  • Teaching Competence: Able to create a climate conducive to positive student learning.
  • Technology Competence: Able to use computer technology (Word, Power Point, E-mail, Internet) at a minimum
  • Recognize the importance of distance education and be willing to facilitate distance education.
  • Provide a high level of professional nursing care to patients and clients.
  • Function as a role model for professional nursing and communicate this role to students.
  • Accept shared responsibility for the planning and implementation of assigned courses, program planning activities, and other needs of the academic programs.
  • Provide a supportive learning environment for students.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, staff, students, agency personnel, and others as necessary in providing public service.
  • Ability to articulate and model the Concordia University Texas mission, vision and values.

Experience

  • Demonstrate commitment to continued professional learning.
  • Practice: minimum of two years of successful clinical nursing practice.
  • Teaching experience: none required; prefer a minimum two years of teaching experience.

Education and Certifications

  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • Additional ongoing certifications and training desired
  • Current unencumbered RN license in Texas or other compact state

Physical Requirements

  • Able to work 12 hour shifts in a clinical setting if required
  • Reliable transportation

Commitment to the Concordia Mission

Concordia University Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). As a private, faith-based University, employees must be supportive of our mission of Developing Christian Leaders and our spiritual principles and values as a Lutheran institution of higher education. To the extent allowed by law, we reserve the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.

UT Outpost

Want to help fellow longhorns? Donate or volunteer with Student Emergency Services at the UT Outpost!

More information can be found here.

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Gallman Summer Workshop

HEALTH BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION DEVELOPMENT: NUTS AND BOLTS OF INTERVENTION DESIGN AND TESTING

Monday June 4 – Tuesday June 5, 2018

8:30am – 3:30pm

NUR 1.106

1710 Red River, Austin, TX

The workshop is designed to introduce attendees to various aspects of intervention development with a particular focus on health-behavior self-management in chronic conditions. Topics include foundational work, different approaches to delivering interventions, sample size/power analysis, feasibility testing, efficacy and effectiveness testing, intervention fidelity, and different mechanisms for collecting data. The target audience is novice researchers who want to learn how to develop interventions or more experienced researchers who want to include health-behavior approaches in their studies.

Typology Scholarship

The Typology Central Personality Type Scholarship is now on it’s 3rd year.
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Scholarship!
Submission deadline is on 23rd June 2018.
Full scholarship details here:
Direct all questions to Marie at marie.typologycentral@gmail.com.

Current Trends in Epilepsy Seminar – May 11, 2018

Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas is hosting a course on epilepsy. Join them as they discuss seizure activity, medications, EEGs, and more! More information can be found in the attached fliers.

Epilepsy Education Registration Flyer

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