50 Years of Excellence

In 1972, Dean Margretta Styles, Ed.D., RN, participated in combined “groundbreaking” ceremonies for the nursing and dental buildings.

Special 50th anniversary issue of Tribute magazine honors the foundation created by innovative leaders, faculty and students at the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio.

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50 Years of Excellence in Education

Nursing uniforms started changing away from the traditional white cap and dress in the 1970s.

The School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio is celebrating 50 years of educating undergraduate and graduate students who are prepared to become nurses, leaders, researchers and educators.

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50 Years of Excellence with the Military

LEFT: Many of the students enrolled in graduate programs in the 1970s are members of the Armed Forces. RIGHT: Members of the 1987 faculty who were military reservists included (from top, back row) Maj. Don Johnson, Maj. Mary Kathryn Ross, Capt. Carol Ledbetter, Maj. Irene Poplin, and (from top, front row) Maj. Carolyn Gunning, Col. Barbara Lust and Lt. Col. Jean Johnson.

Since its inception in 1969, the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio has enjoyed a long-standing, close partnership with the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Dean’s Message

Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor

School of Nursing continues to build on its foundation of excellence in education, research, patient care and community service.

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A Legacy of Leadership: First Deans

Former Deans - A Legacy of Leadership

A Legacy of Leadership: UT Health San Antonio’s School of Nursing honors first four deans who laid foundation for school’s success.

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Nursing Faculty: Four Founding and Today’s Educators

ROW 1 (Bottom, left to right): Dr. Patti Grota, Marissa Molina, Dr. Wendy Lee, Dr. Peter Guarnero, Jorgie Contreras, Yaling Wu, Dr. Kathleen Stevens, Isabell Stoltz, Dr. Jacqueline McGrath, Catherine White, Jennie Shaw, Beverly Wheeler, Dr. Gretchel Gealogo Brown, Dr. Lark Ford, Glenn Ermer, Debbie James; ROW 2 (left to right): Dr. Laura Sisk, Dr. Susan McDonald, Johanna Matos, Dr. Joyce Borgfeld, Dr. Colleen Lee, Dr. Cindy Sickora, Dr. Cynthia O’Neal, Dr. Rozmin Jiwani, Dr. Cindy Wall, Herlinda Zamora, Dr. Adelita Cantu; ROW 3 (left to right): Dr. Tracey Page, Dr. Rebekah Salt, Janis Rice, Dr. Moonju Lee, Dr. Darpan Patel, Dr. Lisa Cleveland, Dr. Bertha “Penny” Flores, Dr. Karen Schwab, Christie Harper, Dr. Marta Vives, Dr. Andrea Berndt, Dr. Jolly Punchamannil, Dr. Jing Wang Row 4 (Top, left to right): Dr. Kimberly Hughes, Dr. Wesley Richardson, Dr. Clarice Golightly-Jenkins, Heidi Miller, Dr. Jeremy Viles, Dr. Brandi Farrell, Dr. Frank Puga, Dr. Nancy McGowan, Dr. Heidi Worabo, Dr. Kathryn Parke, Dr. Sara Gill, Dr. James Cleveland, David Vasquez, Kevin Voelker, Dr. Kenneth Miller

UT Health San Antonio’s School of Nursing began in 1969 with four founding faculty members. From this modest beginning, the School of Nursing has grown to become a nationally recognized nursing school with a very educated, diverse and dynamic team of faculty members.

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Nursing Creed Continues to Ring True

Written by Dr. Margretta Styles/Artwork by Mary Faye Montgomery

The Nursing Creed, penned by Founding Dean Margretta Styles, Ed.D., RN, FAAN, continues to serve as a guide for the School of Nursing’s pursuit of excellence.

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50th Anniversary Timeline

Anniversary Timeline

50th Anniversary Timeline for the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio

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Our Graduates: 1971 to 2018

Our Graduates 1971 - 2018

Infographics detail the School of Nursing’s graduates from 1971 through 2018.

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New Research Center Using Smart, Connected Technology

Jing Wang, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.N., RN, FAAN, recently opened the Center on Smart and Connected Health Technologies. The center’s connected clinic is located in the school’s Center for Simulation Innovation.

Research To Improve Care of Elderly, Adults with Chronic Diseases As the School of Nursing celebrates its 50th anniversary, a new technology-based research center is poised to improve patients’ overall health and well-being through the use of smart and connected electronic devices. Jing Wang, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.N., RN, FAAN, arrived on campus May 2018 to […]

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First Students, Most Recent Graduates Share Experiences

Sister Ursula Herrera, B.S.N., RN (third from left), and Linda Fletcher, M.S.N., B.S.N. (fourth from right), with fellow students enrolled in the first summer session of 1970. They are posed in front of the fountain which used to be in front of the medical school.

Three of UT Health San Antonio’s School of Nursing’s first students share their experiences when the program was in its infancy. Three May 2019 graduates explain the very different paths they took to attending nursing school.

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Roadmap to Success

Roadmap to Success

The Roadmap to Success shows the path from admissions to graduation.

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