Time to Make It Happen

The clock will be ticking! Don’t let this time to make a difference pass you by! On Tuesday, April 27, and Wednesday, April 28, the School of Nursing will again participate in “40 Hours for the Forty Acres” — a

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Dear Longhorn Nurses

On Thursday, April 7, we learned the identity of the victim of this week’s tragic homicide on campus and more about the crime itself. From all accounts, Haruka Weiser had embraced the Longhorn spirit and our campus was better for her

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How Physical Environments Influence Health

People tend to forget we live in a physical environment that can influence health. Human beings spend more than 88 percent of their lives inside built environments where they live, work and play. The problem is that building materials such

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Welcome Back to the School of Nursing and All Things New

It’s a new year, a new semester, and we’ve just launched the new doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program. We’re very pleased to see this professional doctoral program designed to prepare graduates for today’s increasingly complex health care practice

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Rural Nursing — Could It Be for You?

When I graduated from The University of Texas School of Nursing, Austin was saturated with new graduate nurses. Finding the ideal job was next to impossible. Many nurses sacrificed their dream job temporarily in order to stay in a town

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We Are the Change: Welcome to a New Semester

It’s been said: Don’t expect to see a change if you don’t make one. Well, we’ve made quite a few since my last blog. It’s been a very busy and productive time. We’ve changed physically and have launched some great

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Three Life-changing Days

If given three days to learn from some of the greatest public health influences of our country, be provided with evidence-based tools and resources for professional growth, and to receive a mini-grant for planning a community program, how would you

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Did You Hear the One About …

Humor, noun, hyü-mer, the amusing quality or element in something Humor is important in nursing. Some may argue that there is no place for silliness in such a serious field, but I would have to disagree. Humor is a natural

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How to Be New on the Job

Many years ago, my nurse mentor told me, “You’re only new once, so make the most of it.” She was right — it’s important to maximize the advantage found in those first few weeks or months on the job when

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Let’s Raise Our Horns (and Some Money!)

A lot can happen in 40 hours! You’ve not heard from me as a guest blogger before, but I can’t think of a better time to ask for your help for nursing education. This week the School of Nursing will

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