Alumni, Faculty, Students Improving Lives
Every day, nursing knowledge impacts health and health care around the world. Alumni, faculty, and students from the School of Nursing are conducting research to improve the overall health of our patients. Nurses take active roles in monitoring health care systems, participating in ground-breaking research, and initiating solutions that improve patient outcomes while reducing patient and nurse stress. The School of Nursing is transforming health care through advanced nursing science with its two doctoral programs: the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) and the Philosophy in Nursing (Ph.D.) degrees. These terminal degrees prepare our graduates to lead systemic changes in all areas of the health care arena. This edition of Tribute highlights three such graduates and the impact they are making on the health of their communities.
As we continue to educate some of the finest nursing students, our graduates can be found making a difference around the world—conducting research, providing patient care, leading community partnerships, and educating patients and students. The School of Nursing is preparing nurses with a passion for inquiry and promoting new models of care leading to new knowledge generation. While alumni, faculty, and graduate students have been engaged in research for many years, we have now made it a priority to engage undergraduate students in the research experience. These students are helping to make an impact even before they complete their undergraduate degrees. Our School of Nursing is only one of three in the UT System offering a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Research Distinction. Thank you for supporting the School of Nursing. You help us achieve our vision—to make lives better by promoting health as an act of social justice.
Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Dr. Patty L. Hawken Nursing Endowed Professor
School of Nursing
UT Health San Antonio