Category: Student

Compassion, Aspiration and Balance

On Friday, May 18, 2018, Amanda Simonton, MSN, RN, and doctoral student, gave an address to the Class of 2018, encouraging them to live up to their goals of providing excellent health care, but also of taking care of themselves.

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Student Organization Promotes Nurse Leadership

The University of Texas Nursing Students’ Association (UTNSA) is the largest nursing student organization on the 40 acres. UTNSA represents the nursing student body on campus and provides all students who are interested in nursing a supportive and positive environment.

Student Organization Offers Help and Support

Diversity is a familiar concept here in America, the country known as the melting pot of different cultures. It would only make sense for a community that has so much variety to have a workforce that is equally as diverse.

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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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Getting Hired (part 2): Preparing for Interviews

Your job search may include both phone interviews and face-to-face meetings. Be sure to schedule these at a time when you are well rested and at your best. Spend some time thinking about what you want the interviewer to know

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Get Involved With Your Nursing School

The University of Texas Nursing Students’ Association (UTNSA) is a gateway for nursing students to become involved with the community, fellow nursing students, health care workers, faculty and so much more. Every other week at 7 p.m. on alternating Tuesdays

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Let Me Give You Some Advice

The job of a graduate coordinator goes far beyond advising students. They must be effective advocates for graduate students and graduate causes for the School of Nursing. In addition to being accessible to students, the graduate coordinator role involves: Providing

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A Day in the Life of a Nursing Student

Editor’s note: Last year we heard from junior Clay Clark about what a typical day for a nursing student looked like. In this post, you’ll meet senior Yu-Chi Chen and see what an average day is like for her at

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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