Category: Faculty

Staff Nurses and Evidence-Based Practice

Editor’s note: The following blog is by Linda Yoder, PhD, MBA, RN, AOCN, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow. Dr. Yoder is an associate professor and director of Nursing Administration and Healthcare Systems Management at the University of Texas

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Meeting the Challenges and Complexities of Today’s Health Care System

It isn’t often one gets a chance to make major social and public health policy changes — such as transforming the U.S. health care system — but at The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, faculty, students and

A Closer Look at Health Care Rationing

Health care rationing is a politically charged issue that evokes deep emotional reactions from a variety of individuals and institutions: politicians, patients, payors and providers. Despite widespread agreement that resources to sustain current trends in health care spending are inadequate,

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Learn About the ADN to BSN Program

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing’s Associate Degree in nursing to Bachelor of Science in nursing (ADN to BSN) program is designed to prepare registered nurses with an associate degree to advance their careers, gain new skills

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Student Nurses to the Rescue

Hurricane and fire seasons are upon us and a Boston-style bombing could happen at any time in any American city. Is Austin ready for an emergency? Experts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that disaster preparedness efforts

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Achieving Health Equity for All

The University of Texas at Austin and the School of Nursing are pleased to welcome renowned nurse scholar and educator Miyong Kim, R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N., to its ranks. Dr. Kim has been named professor of nursing and associate vice president

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Mindful Restaurant Eating

Excess weight is a problem in our society, and our food environment seems to conspire against our weight management efforts. Those who eat out regularly are faced with a variety of challenges that makes it difficult to avoid excess calories.

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New Kid on the Block

On a crisp February morning in Indiana in 2000, I entered a new nursing unit with the title of Registered Nurse behind my name. When I graduated nursing school just two months prior, I never dreamed of being an educator.

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Unintended Consequences: How Telehealth Can Fail to Manage Chronic Diseases

In my last blog, I illustrated the potential benefits of telehealth in managing chronic diseases in the community. In this blog, however, we will see how telehealth can fail to achieve its intended objectives. 1.   Financial benefits? A home health

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Can Telehealth Improve Chronic Disease Outcomes in the Community?

Knowing someone with a chronic disease is the new norm. Chronic diseases afflict 45 percent of Americans and cause seven in 10 deaths each year in the United States. Heart failure, stroke and pulmonary conditions are some of the most