Nursing students

School of Nursing faculty and students collaborate with nurses from Mexico

Teachers relish “aha! moments,” when students understand a complex concept for the first time. These moments are coming from both sides of the border with a new educational program between nursing schools at the UT Health Science Center and Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. The Salud: Nuevas Fronteras program is bringing eight […]

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Grant helps advance the education of nurses

More students will be entering the School of Nursing, thanks to a $700,000 grant from Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. The grant, which continues a three-year pilot program, will help advance the education of nurses to meet national guidelines and address the nursing shortage by providing more highly educated nurses. “These grants have […]

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Nursing Stress

Stress test: Researchers studying soaring stress levels among nurses

Ashley Byrd, B.S.N., RN, became interested in mental health nursing while earning her bachelor’s degree. “I noticed that there was a shortage of nurses in this field and I wanted to help make a difference,” she said. “There is still such a stigma attached to mental health issues, but these are our mothers, fathers, brothers […]

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Curing invisible wounds

While deployed as an Air Force clinical psychologist in Iraq, Lt. Col. Alan Peterson, Ph.D., experienced firsthand the toll war can take on the mental health of service members. Serving in 2004 during the bloody Battle of Fallujah, Dr. Peterson’s mission, with his military medical colleagues from San Antonio, was to establish an Air Force […]

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Veronica Galvan, Ph.D.

A neurological boost

Neuroscience projects receive a $1 million gift Pain is a growing epidemic. More than 116 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and the numbers are expected to rise as the population ages. It comes at a cost. The Institute of Medicine estimates the annual cost of pain management is around $600 billion a year. So […]

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