The School of Nursing faculty, students and graduates live the school’s vision every day. Our vision is simple and bold: We make lives better by promoting health as an act of social justice.
In this 2018 issue of Tribute magazine, we highlight the ways through delivery, diversity, discovery and dedication that this vision is carried out by our students, faculty and alumni in myriad health care settings.
In the following pages, you will read stories about our mobile and community health clinics, highlighting the importance of understanding social determinants of health when determining needed services. You will learn how faculty members and students responded quickly after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast and about services provided in our community clinics throughout the San Antonio area.
The school’s foundation of excellence is due to the many nursing educators who have worked tirelessly since its inception. The late Ruth Ann Baldwin, M.S.N., B.S.N., RN, dedicated 15 years to teaching clinical skills before retiring in 2001. Her husband, retired Air Force Capt. Gary Baldwin, continues to honor her legacy through endowments in support of student scholarships and the Center for Simulation Innovation.
This year’s Tribute also features alumnae who are pursuing their doctoral degrees and making lives better by conducting one-on-one research with disadvantaged populations facing multiple barriers to health.
Throughout all of these stories is woven a similar tale of promoting health as an act of social justice. By living our vision daily, we are improving the future of health care.
Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor
Dr. Patty L. Hawken Nursing Endowed Professor
School of Nursing
UT Health San Antonio