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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | Mission and Vision
    that affect their health across the lifespan Health decisions are influenced by values beliefs and perceptions as well as ethical legal cultural spiritual social political and economic forces Health is viewed as a dynamic continuum of wellness and illness in individuals groups and communities Health care is an interdisciplinary effort focused on health promotion disease prevention illness care rehabilitation and palliative activities through partnerships between clients and health care providers Nursing as a health profession contributes to the management of health issues of individuals groups and communities in diverse environmental settings Nurses are prepared as members of an interdisciplinary team to work with others to deliver safe client centered care emphasizing evidence based practice quality improvement approaches and emerging technology Education for nurses supports learning as a lifelong process Undergraduate education prepares entry level generalists to provide safe and quality care to diverse client populations in a variety of settings Graduate education at the master s level prepares specialists in advanced clinical practice roles Doctoral education prepares clinical practice and research scholars who function at the highest level of professional practice and contribute to the body of scientific knowledge Continuing education promotes learning experiences for nurses to update and advance knowledge and skills thus fostering professional development and improvement of health care Research supports and advances nursing science the evolving body of knowledge that serves as the basis of the profession The School of Nursing fosters an environment that promotes research that includes but is not limited to biobehavioral clinical and translational research Practice is viewed as the dynamic interaction between the profession of nursing and communities relative to the health care needs of its constituents Community based practice and service contribute to health promotion disease prevention and the well being of individuals groups and communities Vision We are pacesetters

    Original URL path: https://nursing.uth.edu/about/overview/mission.htm (2013-06-13)
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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Timeline
    Education Research and Students is established to provide additional resources to nursing educators researchers and students Peggy Barnett serves as its first president Joan Engebretson DrPH R N and Diane Wardell Ph D R N receive a patent for the first pacifier designed for low birth weight babies now marketed internationally as Wee Thumbies The first dual degree MSN MPH program in Texas begins in Houston Neonatal Nursing Program is established 1996 The Doctor of Science in Nursing D S N program is founded Acute Care Nursing and Family Nursing programs are established 1997 The School of Nursing celebrates its 25th anniversary 1998 Nurse Anesthesia Program is ranked 8th in the nation by U S News and World Report 2000 James T Willerson M D becomes president of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 2001 The School is ranked in the top 12 percent of U S nursing master s programs by U S News and World Report Tropical Storm Allison floods the TMC June 8 9 closing the School of Nursing The university suffers more than 165 million in total damages 2002 Adult Health Nursing Program is established The School of Nursing celebrates its 30th anniversary Thirty graduates are presented with Distinguished Alumni awards 2003 Nurse Anesthesia Program is ranked sixth in the nation by U S News and World Report 2004 The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Education and Research is founded BSN BACC2 Degree Program established The new 57 million School of Nursing and Student Community Center SONSCC 6901 Bertner Avenue celebrates its grand opening 2005 The School is ranked in the top eight percent of U S nursing master s programs by U S News and World Report The School of Nursing opens the first biological sciences wet laboratory in a Texas school of nursing Hurricanes Katrina and Rita cause tremendous devastation along the Gulf Coast The School accepts five displaced students into its program with three successfully graduating The School of Nursing with other UTHSC H schools operates a comprehensive 24 hour emergency health clinic in the George R Brown Convention Center for hurricane evacuees Nurse Leadership and Administration Program is established 2006 The School of Nursing and Student Community Center is recognized as one of the top 10 Green Buildings in the U S and receives an Honor Award from Texas Society of Architects as well as nine other prestigious state and national awards The School is ranked in the top third of schools of nursing with research funding from the National Institutes of Health NIH The Doctor of Nursing Practice program is established The PARTNERS endowment reaches 1 million in funding The first PARTNERS Professorship is established 2007 The School is ranked in the T op Five Percent of U S nursing master s programs by U S News and World Report The Pre Clinical Critical Care Laboratory PCCL is constructed The School welcomes 140 new BSN students 165 new MSN students and 26 new doctoral students bringing total enrollment

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | Continuing Education
    relevant and current content Our continuing nursing education programs are designed to meet your needs and accommodate your schedule The CE department staff promotes education collaboration and operations with other local regional and national organizations We invite you to register for our CE programs to learn advance and grow Our Mission UT Health School of Nursing s Center for Continuing Education s is to provide nurses from various backgrounds educational opportunities in order to maintain or enrich their current knowledge base as well as maintain their skills and competencies to meet their current and future needs in nursing practice Nursing Continuing Education Accreditation University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center s Commission on Accreditation Continuing Education Provider Unit Staff Vaunette P Fay PhD RNC FNP GNP Director Continuing Education Email Lead Nurse Planner 713 500 2116 Elda G Ramirez PhD RN FNP C FAANP Associate Professor of Nursing Clinical Email Nurse Planner 713 500 2162 Madelene Ottosen MSN RN Nurse Planner Email 713 500 7910 Joyce M Reed Senior Staff Assistant Email 713 500

    Original URL path: https://nursing.uth.edu/centers-progs/ce/ (2013-06-13)
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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | Caring Minds Magazine
    and Staff Resources Search Search Box Future Students Current Students Our Pacesetters Research Contact Us Caring Minds Magazine University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston 6901 Bertner Houston TX 77030 Site Policies State of Texas Emergency Information Web File

    Original URL path: https://nursing.uth.edu/about/overview/caringminds/ (2013-06-13)
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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | Ways to Give
    best make a personal impact on nursing education Dean s Excellence Fund Endowed Funds Gifts of Cash The easiest way to support the school is to make an outright gift of cash Checks should be made payable to The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston and mailed to Office of Development The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston 6901 Bertner Avenue Room 867 Houston TX 77030 Securities Gifts of securities afford donors an attractive means of giving to The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston Donors receive a tax deduction for the market value of the securities computed on the day of transfer while avoiding payment of capital gains on the appreciated value of the stock If the securities are held by your bank or broker it is usually best to transfer them electronically via the Depository Trust Company DTC system First contact our office at 713 500 2006 and provide the following information Your name and address The name and ticker symbol of the security The number of shares The purpose of your gift We will provide you or your broker with the banking account information needed to complete the transfer Donors of stock are encouraged to consult their brokers or advisers Matching Gifts Many employers match the gifts their employees make to the School of Nursing Please check with your employer s Human Resources Department to find out if your company will match your gift and to get the proper form to submit when making your gift to The University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston Planned Gifts A planned gift is structured and integrates sound personal financial and estate planning concepts with the donor s plans for lifetime or testamentary giving Planned gifts can increase current income for the donor

    Original URL path: https://nursing.uth.edu/development/waystogive.htm (2013-06-13)
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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | SON Advisory Council
    supporting its academic clinical and philanthropic efforts The SON Advisory Council provides a sounding board for Dr Patricia Starck Dean of the School of Nursing with the goal of continuing a tradition of excellence in nursing education facilitating entrepreneurial opportunities and assisting the school in channeling philanthropic investments from the Houston community The Council meets formally three times a year and organizes two informal gathering to bring to experts in innovative healthcare solutions to the community Kenneth Lewis Chair Advisory Council Members Kenneth J Lewis 2011 2013 Chair Deborah G Adams Chair Elect Stanford J Alexander Margaret A Barnett Leslie B Bennett Joe M Bridges Christine A Brosnan DrPH Jerald L Broussard Carolyn Moody Drake BSN RN 2012 2013 PARTNERS Chai r George R Farris John P Ferguson Melisa Frisby MSN RN President of the SON Alumni Association Eileen R Giardino PhD RN Sheri C Henriksen Joanne V Hickey PhD Eleanor M Hill Marianne T Marcus EdD RN FAAN Judy E Margolis Florence McGee Adrian S Melissinos PhD MSN RN Maria C Pappas John Pitts Cathy L Rozmus DSN RN Richard H Skinner Tom Standish Bette A Thomas Melvyn L Wolff Office of Development Giving to the School Ways to

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | PARTNERS
    for students was funded by the PARTNERS when the 57 million award recognized building was constructed in 2004 and we contributed to the creation of the pacesetting Patricia L Starck Accelerated Ph D Scholars Program In addition PARTNERS provides healthy free snacks throughout every final exam week and the traditional sterling silver nursing pin at graduation Please JOIN me and our dynamic group of community leaders and healthcare professionals as we expand our membership and ensure a bright future for nurses and the lives they will touch We encourage you to join us this year and in the years to come as we work together to SHARE THE CARE Warmly Carolyn Moody Drake UT School of Nursing PARTNERS Chair 2012 13 PARTNERS was organized in 1994 to support and encourage the students and faculty of the School of Nursing part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston UTHealth PARTNERS raises funds through memberships and events to provide nursing scholarships and faculty research grants PARTNERS Board Scholarships and Endowments Since 1994 through its fund raising events and individual gifts PARTNERS has awarded over 100 full tuition scholarships and funded four endowed professorships The PARTNERS Endowed Scholarship is valued at 1 5 million PARTNERS scholars include those students enrolled in the School of Nursing academic programs All scholarship recipients are recognized at the PARTNERS Annual Fall Coffee Faculty Research Grants PARTNERS provides research grants to assist faculty in their pilot projects PARTNERS has awarded a total of 40 faculty research grants since 1996 Grants are awarded each year for pilot projects that will lead to the development of research grant proposals to be submitted for major extramural funding These grants provide new investigators with an opportunity to begin developing a research program and experienced investigators with an opportunity to

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Alumni
    were 40 years or 40 days ago you and your classmates are still an important part of what we do We re proud to have over 9 170 alumni here in Texas across the nation and around the world Year by year the School s far reaching reputation for excellence is strengthened by the quality skill and compassion of its alumni Whether you are nearby or far away we encourage your involvement in the life of the UTHealth School of Nursing Your passion for helping others and your commitment to the nursing profession directly influence the future of our students and help to create the best hope for a healthier future for everyone Alumni contributions to scholarships faculty endowments and annual fund gifts ensure that others are given the opportunity to become nurses nurse scientists nurse educators and leaders in the increasingly important profession of nursing We are pleased to announce the establishment of an Alumni Endowment that will provide deserving nursing students much needed scholarship support Thank you to all of the wonderful alumni who helped create the endowment You can make a contribution to the endowment or in other ways by going to the Office of Advancement page Your Alumni Association is a dues free organization that promotes professional and collegial interaction among UTHealth s nursing graduates Alumni Spotlight MSN Class of 1997 alumna Marylyn Harris is an honoree of the White House s CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE program which is saluting ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things in their communities to out innovate out educate and out build the rest of the world She was among 14 female veterans honored in 2013 during a Women s History Month reception at the White House Marylyn is a former Army Nurse and disabled war veteran as well as founder and executive

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