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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | Fast Facts
    2nd floor the first floor has been raised above the 500 year flood line the roof and landscape have been designed to detain rainwater and slow or delay the discharge rate off the site The walls of the nursing building are treated with Rainscreen which keeps the insulation dry and has a 50 60 percent higher effective insulation value It also prevents mold and mildew growing inside walls The nursing building has 8 stories with the highest elevation point measuring 130 feet 7 inches The nursing building s roof features a perforated screen which minimizes heat and glare The nursing building will benefit from several important features designed to reduce energy consumption to 46 percent less than current optimal energy codes AHSRAE 90 1 1999 requirements using LEEDT and ASHRAE energy modeling protocol Innovative use of natural daylight high performance window glazing and window shading devices an under floor air distribution system and individualized temperature controls are all integrated into the design Weather permitting Houstonians could have their windows open approximately one third of the year or about 134 days Operable windows have been installed throughout the nursing building for the comfort of the occupants and to bring in the natural cooling breezes which are maximized by the orientation of the building s axis The windows are super efficient and are capable of harvesting daylight through the use of frosted glass louvers serra glaze and translucent sail cloth The energy performance optimization makes for an annual savings in energy costs of 76 838 00 based on current energy prices Results indicate that this building will use 80 percent less energy on a square foot basis than the adjacent UT School of Public Health which was built just 25 years ago Seventy seven percent of the materials used in the nursing

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | Press
    35 years of nursing experience She is recognized nationally as an innovator in nursing curriculum and recruitment More Q A with the Dean Joan Engebretson DrPH RN Associate Professor Department of Target Populations Women and Childbearing Families Dr Engebretson specializes in ethnographic studies how patients locate interpret and personalize health information She has conducted studies of healers and complementary or alternative therapies which led to scholarly work on spirituality and health Engebretson invented the Wee Thumbie pacifier which is specially designed for premature low birth weight infants Frank Cole PhD RN Professor and Division Head Department of Acute and Continuing Care Emergency Care Division Dr Cole is the research coordinator for The University of Texas Health Services at Houston a clinic staffed by nurse practitioners He holds a joint appointment with the UT School of Public Health as a professor of Occupational and Environmental Health Dr Cole s current research interests focus on advanced practice nurses in emergency care He has also conducted numerous funded research projects in the areas of HIV AIDS provision of care to persons with HIV AIDS HIV prevention and health promotion Gwen Sherwood RN PhD FAAN Professor and Associate Dean for Practice and Outreach A well known speaker on topics related to caring leadership spirituality organizational culture and pain management Dr Sherwood bridges education and practice through her work with The Center for Professional Excellence and her administrative and research role at the UT School of Nursing Her research focuses on pain management and she is currently studying acute pain management among Spanish speakers Sandra K Hanneman PhD RN FAAN Associate Dean for Research Dr Hanneman currently conducts research on weaning adult patients from mechanical ventilation using a chronobiology perspective She also has researched the clinical predictors of weaning outcomes the effects of nursing interventions

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | Contacts
    www busbyqs com Lab Consultant P W Architects LLP Contact Victor Gelsomino Jr AIA www pwarch com Envelope Studies Arup Contact Maurya McClintock www arup com Food Service Worrell Design Group Contact Rod Worrell Sustainable Strategies Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems Contact Pliny Fisk www cmpbs org Rocky Mountain Institute Contact Bill Browning www rmi org Elements a division of BNIM Architects Contact Jason McLennan elements bnim com The UT Health Science Center at Houston Contacts Richard L McDermott Vice President for Facilities Planning and Engineering Richard L McDermott uth tmc edu Architect Berkebile Nelson Immenschuh McDowell Architects BNIM Houston TX Contact Steve McDowell FAIA www bnim com Construction Manager Jacobs Vaughn Inc Contact Maurice Robison Jacobs Facilities Inc www jacobs com Contact Joe Vaughn Vaughn Construction f www vaughnconstruction com MEP Engineer Carter Burgess Inc Contact Tim Koehn Energy Efficiency Consultant Supersymmetry Contact Ron Perkins Civil Engineer Epsilon Engineering Contact Gary Myers Landscape Architect Coleman Associates Contact Aan Garrett Coleman Code Consultant Rolf Jensen Associates Contact Andrew Oldweiler www rjainc com Interior Design BNIM Architects Contact David Immenschuh www bnim com AV Acoustics Pelton Marsh Kinsella PMK Contact Howard Pelton AV Education Technology The University of Texas at

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | Awards
    Diseases IMM houses core research laboratories administrative offices a 200 seat auditorium and a large atrium for public events The 85 million facility located at 1825 Pressler Street in the Texas Medical Center comprises two wings one on a southern orientation for technology and administrative offices and another facing north for core research labs with at least 65 percent of the usable space devoted to actual research including a state of the art vivarium The School of Nursing and Student Community Center designed in partnership with San Antonio based Lake Flato Architects is the largest green academic building in the Southwest Its design focuses on energy efficiency increased air quality improved natural lighting reduction of polluting emissions and increased user productivity The eight story 57 million facility encompasses 195 000 sq ft and is located at 6901 Bertner Avenue adjacent to Grant Fay Park The building has received a record eight American Institute of Architects awards and is expected to receive a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design LEED Gold rating this year We are so thrilled the TSA has recognized these two buildings for their design excellence said Steve McDowell BNIM design principal The design team and all those

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | Nursing Now
    three sections Acute and continuing care nursing Nursing for target populations and Nursing systems gerontology community health etc Almost 100 faculty members teach and conduct research at the UT School of Nursing This year over 1 300 applications were received for just 130 spots in the UT School of Nursing The national average for male enrollment in nursing schools is less than 5 percent At the UT School of Nursing it is about 20 percent In Texas Currently Texas hospitals have a 20 percent or more vacancy rate for nurses Ten percent vacancy is considered a crisis Drive by status at hospitals is often due to a shortage of nursing staff Texas is far below the average of the nurse to population national ratio United States 782 nurses per 100 000 population in Texas 609 nurses per 100 000 people In 1998 to match the national average of RNs per 100 000 population Texas would have needed almost 39 000 more RNs The need for all nurse specialties in the Texas Mexico border region as indicated by comparing the ratios of nurses per 100 000 population with those of the state and the nation and by the designations of underserved and or health professional shortage areas is great and unmet From 1994 to 1998 Texas nursing education programs received 37 percent fewer applications and enrollment dropped 17 percent The number of graduates decreased over the same time period by 14 percent In the nation The average age of a nurse today is 44 years old When nurses retire replacements are difficult to find National surveys have uncovered a trend of early retirement for RNs The combination of aging and early retirement it is believed will create critical future shortages in the RN workforce Nurses under age 30 have decreased from

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | Donors
    wall will stand as a permanent tribute to the capital campaign completed in 2001 and led by UT Health Science Center Development Board member Bob Cizik which successfully raised 10 million in private philanthropy for the new building As the lead partner in the capital campaign Houston Endowment Inc contributed 3 6 million toward the cost of the new facility Designed by Leslie Holland manager of graphic services in the Office of Public Affairs in partnership with BNIM interior planners the wall is constructed from red antique brick and curves along the lobby area outside of the first floor auditorium The individual names of more than 70 donors who gave at least 5 000 to the campaign will be engraved on brushed aluminum bands that extend out from the brick in a wave like design The donor wall underscores the important role philanthropy played in completing this building said James T Willerson M D president of the UT Health Science Center It is a reflection of our deep gratitude for the leadership in this campaign and for the generosity of the community Other lead donors include the Cullen Trust for Health Care the Margaret and Albert B Alkek Foundation the

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | News
    of Nursing Building Opens Door to Future Joining the Big Leagues Q A with Dean Starck Dean Starck Leads Nursing Program with Knowledge Creativity New Building Provides University First Student Center Student fees were important in financing construction Financing Package Owes Debt to Students Willingness to Pay Donor Wall Bears Names of Top Nursing Building Contributors Labyrinth like nursing is about the journey Construction Materials and Design Stress Energy Efficiency

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  • University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston | Leadership Giving to the Dean's Excellence Fund
    Deans Circle Society Membership The President s Excellence Society and Deans Circle is the premier donor recognition society at UTHealth designed to raise unrestricted funds giving the university s president and deans a critical operational advantage Membership in the President s Excellence Society Deans Circle is open to faculty staff alumni and friends who make a leadership gift commitment of 1 000 10 000 or more annually to the President s Excellence Fund or one of the six Dean s Excellence Funds These are annual philanthropic initiatives that are renewed by gifts at the beginning of each academic year September 1 Society membership levels include Platinum Gifts of 10 000 or more Gold Gifts of 5 000 to 9 999 Silver Gifts of 1 000 to 4 999 School of Nursing Leadership Levels When you make a gift to The School of Nursing at the following levels your gift will be recognized annually in our publications Each level has an associated appreciation gift selected especially for you In addition all donors at these leadership levels will be invited to School of Nursing events throughout the year providing an opportunity to be part of an exclusive group of supporters Dean s

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