Category: From the Dean

New Semester, New Beginnings

It’s true! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. After more than two years of being shrouded in the dust and mayhem of several major constructions sites, we’re beginning to see the the new health district come

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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

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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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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What a Difference a Semester Makes

It seems like only yesterday I was welcoming you to a new school year, one that I felt would be full of promise for the future. And it certainly has been! We got off to a great start in September

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Welcome to a New Semester

I always find the beginning of the school year to be exciting and full of promise for the future. A new year always offers a new start, with opportunities to engage with new professors, confront and challenge new ideas and

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The Joy of Service

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.” —Tagore If you graduated from the School of Nursing within the last ten years, you received a

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“Thankful for …”

For some of us, the holiday season is a traditional time to reflect on our blessings. I count my role as dean of the UT Austin School of Nursing among mine. In thinking about all of the many things to

Welcome to a New Semester

You really know that time is flying when you find yourself saying “welcome” to the Class of 2017! We’ve got a wonderful group of undergraduates joining the School of Nursing family this fall for their J1 semester and have high

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Why Graduation Day Is So Special

I love graduation! It is truly one of my favorite times to be a dean. I feel such a sense of pride each semester as I stand with our students as they receive public confirmation of their years of hard

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