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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    Ph D Our goal is to provide seamless pathways for UH undergraduates interested in health careers to enter some of the top professional schools in the nation Under the new agreement first time students in the UH College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences CLASS will have the new option of taking a three year pre nursing curriculum at least 90 semester credit hours The nursing prerequisite courses will apply toward a UH bachelor s degree We are very pleased to be working with the University of Texas Health School of Nursing to provide our students with an opportunity to receive a bachelor s degree in nursing said UH CLASS Dean John W Roberts This collaboration recognizes the value of the liberal arts in preparing students for careers in professional fields as well as the quality of student preparation in the sciences at the University of Houston After completing 30 semester credit hours at UH program participants must declare a pre nursing dual degree major After earning 75 credit hours program participants will be advised to take a designated nursing admission examination and to apply for admission to the School of Nursing as a dual degree applicant UTHealth School of Nursing s Director of Clinical and Special Programs Stephanie E Meyers Ph D M Ed will be a coordinator and liaison of the dual degree program This program is designed for pre licensure students and they must begin at UH as a freshman said Meyers who is a UH Honors College graduate and an assistant professor in the nursing school s Department of Family Health It should offer an exciting career option for undergraduates interested in pursuing a B S N degree Streamlining the two degree plans will provide for an efficient educational path that provides a strong foundation in

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    care providers and institutions nursing leaders across the country will continue to advance high quality treatment for these conditions in every community in ways appropriate to each nurse s practice setting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury TBI often called the invisible wounds of war have affected about one in six of U S troops returning from Afghanistan and Iraq totaling more than 300 000 veterans And since 2000 more than 44 000 of those troops have suffered at least a moderate grade traumatic brain injury Led by the American Nurses Association American Academy of Nurse Practitioners American Association of Colleges of Nursing and the National League for Nursing in coordination with the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense nursing organizations and schools have committed to educating current and future nurses on how to recognize and care for veterans with PTSD TBI depression and other combat related issues Earlier this year the UTHealth Medical School and more than 100 other medical schools enlisted in the Joining Forces initiative This pledge reaffirms our commitment to the wellness of our nation s military said Giuseppe Colasurdo M D UTHealth s president ad interim and medical school dean Our purpose is to provide educational opportunities and real solutions to the most pressing health related challenges of our time These and other efforts throughout the professional healthcare community are working to reinforce the Veterans Affairs health system and secure the services and opportunities for veterans that they and their families so much deserve said Starck holder of the Huffington Foundation Chair in Nursing Education Leadership and the John P McGovern Distinguished Professorship in Nursing UTHealth School of Nursing is proud and eager to participate in these initiatives More than 525 nursing schools in all 50 states the District of Columbia and

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    video realistically gives an overview of how the lab works and shows the nursing school using innovative technology to turn out first class practitioners dedicated to the highest level of patient safety Students in the nurse anesthesia program practice their operating room OR skills on a human patient simulator nicknamed Stan that is programmed for lifelike physiological and chemical responses Stan connected to the lab s monitoring equipment realistically imitates a human patient s responses in a variety of surgical situations I think this simulation lab will impact our ability to be a community partner said Nurse Anesthesia Track Director Kristen Starnes Ott Ph D C R N A It is very important to have a facility like this for medical professionals to come educate train and have a competency level that will improve patient care The eight minute UTHealth video below includes short segments on Sim Lab Overview Sim Lab Training Potential Human Patient Simulation Student Reaction and others Lab conversion provides many functions The PCCL is housed in more than 1 000 square feet of space that was specially constructed in 2009 to be like a hospital OR and ICU in order to accommodate research education and demonstration projects important to the care of critically ill patients Construction and start up costs totaled more than 1 million partly funded by the generosity of donors Just as the PCCL recently underwent a reversible conversion for use as a nurse anesthesia simulation laboratory the space can be easily converted for use by acute care and emergency nurse practitioner students or turned back to a setting to support research studies UTHealth s PCCL is an outstanding singular resource for innovative critical care research and education as well as promoting safe and effective clinical care delivery through demonstration projects said Sandra K

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    development officer at the University of Houston Her experience includes positions in gift planning at Rice University and as marketing and advertising coordinator at Rice Design Alliance Her knowledge of sustainable architecture should make her feel right at home in our award winning green building said UTHealth School of Nursing Dean Patricia L Starck D S N Sara will be meeting with many of our faculty and community supporters as

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    YouTube video The video is part of UTHealth s social media campaign for Heart Month Jennifer Sanner Ph D R N assistant professor in the Department of Nursing Systems discusses how researchers are not only looking at the genetics of heart disease but are focusing on depression and genetics as well Malini Udtha Ph D lab and research coordinator in the school s Center for Nursing Research explains that heart disease is a complex interaction of genes environment and lifestyle and tells how a collection of over 11 000 blood samples of patients with heart disease is being used for genetic testing and research Much of the research depends on the Center for Clinical and Translational Science CCTS Biobank which is headquartered at the nursing school It consists of more than 200 000 human biological samples including plasma serum DNA buffy coat urine and saliva and related clinical data owned by contributing investigators within the Texas Medical Center Sanner notes the increasing importance of biobanks to the work of scientists who depend on large numbers of biological samples and data to answer research questions For example I m currently working on a preliminary study that is looking at serotonin transporter

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    90 s The Judds sold 20 million records scored 15 No 1 hits and received over 60 industry awards At the peak of the duo s musical career Naomi Judd was diagnosed with hepatitis C which she acquired from an infected needle when she worked as a registered nurse in Tennessee After retiring in 1991 to fight the potentially fatal chronic liver disease Naomi went on become a New York Times best selling author and motivational speaker Most recently in fall 2010 Naomi rejoined daughter Wynonna for The Judds The Last Encore tour Last April The Judds starred on OWN Oprah Winfrey Network in their first reality series The Judds which captured that final tour and their storied relationship This month the series is re airing on Great American Country network GAC In a variety of mediums Naomi Judd uses her fame and her experiences as a registered nurse to help people around the world said UTHealth School of Nursing Dean Patricia Starck D S N R N We all very much look forward to hearing her inspiring story at this enjoyable annual event in support of nursing education This year the luncheon will honor Generations of Nurses by recognizing all of the PARTNERS Board Members who are nurses or former nurses Honorary chairs will be three women in the family of legendary heart surgeon Denton Cooley M D his wife Louise Cooley daughter Susan M Cooley Ph D R N vice president for clinical services for RediClinic and Susan s daughter Mary Plumb Senkel R N who currently is a student in the school s Master of Science in Nursing M S N program All three are nurses and lifetime members of PARTNERS PARTNERS stands for Promoting Advancement Resources to Nursing Education Research and Students The organization was formed

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    move seamlessly into a curriculum for earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing B S N degree from UTHealth Beginning in January 2012 Lone Star College students on its five campuses in the Houston area are eligible to apply for early decision admission with UTHealth School of Nursing The Lone Star College System s nursing curriculum currently offers four A A S degrees The first admissions under the new agreement could happen in May 2012 said Associate Professor Mary Joe White Ph D R N track director of the R N to B S N program who also is in charge of the nursing school s early decision process Nursing schools across the nation are working toward the goal of 80 percent of all nurses having a baccalaureate degree by 2020 White said Partnerships like this one support a seamless transition to enable associate degree nurses to earn a B S N She noted that the landmark 2010 recommendations of the Institute of Medicine IOM and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report The Future of Nursing Leading Change Advancing Health calls for new incentives to raise nurses level of education and to increase the number of nurses who are doctorally

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | School of Nursing Newsroom
    Society the largest non governmental not for profit funding source of cancer research in the United States The competitive fellowship which provides 15 000 a year over two years for tuition and a stipend is awarded to help train promising graduate students for academic careers as nurse scientists pursuing cancer research Her award was one of 15 given in the state of Texas Cahill received a B S from the University of Connecticut School of Nursing and she earned her master s degree in clinical investigation at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions She began her doctoral studies at Yale University before transferring to UTHealth in summer 2009 Her dissertation research centers on the psychosocial effects and symptoms of primary brain tumors as well brain tumor patients use of EMR tethered personal health records Cahill s faculty mentor is Terri S Armstrong Ph D the John S Dunn Distinguished Professor in Oncology Nursing and an associate professor in the Department of Family Health For more than 60 years the American Cancer Society has funded research and training of health professionals to investigate the causes prevention and early detection of cancer as well as new treatments cancer survivorship and

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