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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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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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Vaccines and the Retreat from Common Sense

This thing of American parents refusing to vaccinate their children makes about as much sense to me as countries that don’t educate their female children. Both are choices based on ideologies that defy reason; both can cause irreparable harm. We

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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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The Big Picture

In May my mother-in-law experienced a syncope episode while shopping at the outlets. Luckily she felt dizzy and sat down before she passed out. My father-in-law became paralyzed with fear, but gracious bystanders came to his aid. The emergency medical

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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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Dell Medical School Construction Update

Things are changing here at the UT Austin School of Nursing. Seriously changing! Once ground was broken for the Dell Medical School and a new teaching hospital on April 21, it’s been full steam ahead. Parking lots have been ripped

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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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