50 Years as a School of Nursing
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc. presents the School of Nursing with a $3.9 million gift to anchor a new nursing education pipeline.
Dean Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, receives the Presidential Award by the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) for her commitment to advancing Hispanics in nursing.
The Employee Health and Wellness Center is established. The clinic provides employees with comprehensive health and wellness services, as well as monthly health promotion and disease prevention initiatives.
Julie C. Novak, D.N.Sc., RN, FAANP, is awarded the prestigious Henry K. Silver Memorial Award from the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. The Award honors an individual who has contributed to the expansion or improvement of pediatric healthcare and the advancement of the profession of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners at the national and international level.
The International Nursing Students Association with faculty advisor Maria Danet Lapiz Bluhm, Ph.D., RN, are selected to receive the Student Government Association’s Community Service Award. The students conducted health screenings for 1,500 underinsured South Texans.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board provides the School of Nursing approval of the new Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) degree program.
Dean Eileen T. Breslin Ph.D., RN, FAAN, is named President-Elect of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).
Adelita Cantu, Ph.D., RN, receives the 2012 Henrietta Villescusa Community Service Award from the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN).
Kathleen R. Stevens, RN, Ed.D., ANEF, FAAN, is inducted into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at the Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress in Australia.
The Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital begins hosting a Dedicated Education Unit, improving clinical experiences for students.
The Department of Continuing Education is renamed the Department of Lifelong Learning to reflect the philosophy that learning is lifelong and self-directed.
CSI Grand Opening
A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates the opening of the $3.8 million Center for Simulation Innovation.
The 7,281 sq. foot center is supported by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, an $850,000 gift from Methodist Healthcare Ministries, $750,000 in construction support from University Health System, $500,000 in equipment support from Kinetic Concepts, Inc., $300,000 from the family of Ruth Ann Baldwin, a $290,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, a $100,000 gift from Donna Block, and a $25,000 gift from the Nursing Advisory Council.
Dean Eileen T. Breslin Ph.D., RN, FAAN, signs a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Pictured below)
Rudy Gomez, M.B.A., CHC, Assistant Dean for Administration, is awarded the Jerry Otzman Founders award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.
Student Success Center
The Student Success Center receives a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The funding has allowed the Student Success Center to expand their undergraduate student development and research programs, bolster faculty enrichment modules, enhance student enrichment services, and grow their staff.
The Summer Undergraduate Nursing Research Immersion Experience (SUNRISE) program is created. Students work alongside faculty to conduct original research and are included in peer-reviewed publications.
Retired Col. Clarice Golightly-Jenkins, Ph.D., RN, is inducted into the Tuskegee University ROTC Military Hall of Fame.
Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, receives the 2017 Diversity, Inclusion, and Sustainability in Nursing Education Lectureship Award from the American Association Colleges of Nursing.
School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio conducts Youth Leadership Air Quality Academy for 30 adolescents attending summer programs on the east and west sides of San Antonio at Good Samaritan Community Center, Healthy Futures of Texas and the Martinez Street Women’s Center.
The Caring for the Caregiver program hosts inaugural Community Academic Forum. Since then the program has expanded to include Essentials of Caregiving classes, Caregiver Skills Training Workshops, and Memory Cafés.
UT Health San Antonio and Texas A&M University-San Antonio sign affiliation agreement to support nursing education.
Thanks to a $200,000 donation from singer Paul Simon, co-founder of the Children’s Health Fund and his wife, singer Edie Brickell, the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio is providing vital health care services to Texas Gulf Coast residents affected by Hurricane Harvey. The relief effort is coordinated by Cindy Sickora, D.N.P., RN, Vice Dean for Practice and Engagement in the School of Nursing along with Tracey Smith Page, DNP, RN, FNP-BC and Wendy Lee, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP.
The School of Nursing collaborates with the Health Resources & Services Administration and the South Texas Area Health Education Centers Program to encourage health care providers to practice in rural areas.
Carolyn E. Z. Pickering, Ph.D.,RN, Assistant Professor, receives a Rising STAR Award from the UT System, a first for the School of Nursing. The award for early-career investigators comes with a $250,000 grant.
A partnership between Texas A&M International University and UT Health San Antonio offers a new certificate nursing program to address the severe shortage of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners in South Texas.
Lisa Cleveland, Ph.D., RN, CPNP, IBCLC, NTMNC, Assistant Professor, is awarded two Texas Health & Human Services Commission grants totaling more than $4 million to educate Bexar County’s first responders on identifying and reversing opioid overdose.