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Students Care for Veterans While Starting Nursing Career

Two undergraduate nursing students had the opportunity to care for veterans when they participated in the VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) Program.
Front row (from left): Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN; Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, former acting U.S. Surgeon General, and Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing. Middle row (from left): Carrie Jo Braden, Ph.D., RN, FAAN; Ytzel Rubalcava; and students Katherine Wells and Michael Moreno. Back row (from left): Sara Gill, Ph.D., RN, FAAN; Savitri Singh-Carlson, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and David Byrd, Ph.D.

Former Acting Surgeon General Discusses Nursing’s Role in Improving Health Care

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, understands firsthand social determinants of health.
Front from left: Sergio Arellano-Ayala (MSN-AGACNP), Allyssa Garcia (ABSN), Stephanie Lopez (MSN-AGACNP), Kelley Greene (DNP) and Allison Stepanenko (MSN-FNP). Back from left: Paula Maldonado (MSN-AGACNP), Dr. Sara Gill and Dr. David Byrd.

Nursing Students Learn in England

Six students from the School of Nursing joined School of Health Professions students in an interprofessional international experience at Coventry University in Coventry, England, over Spring Break.
Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, serves as dean and the Dr. Patty L. Hawken Nursing Endowed Professor for the School of Nursing.

Dean’s Message

Our vision is simple and bold: We make lives better by promoting health as an act of social justice.

Nurse Researcher Earns Rising Star Award from UT System

Carolyn E.Z. Pickering, Ph.D., RN, assistant professor of nursing, received a Rising STAR Award from the UT System, a first for the School of Nursing.

Professor Receives Community Engagement Hero Award

Janna Lesser, Ph.D., RN, professor of nursing, has been selected to receive a Community Engagement Hero Award from the Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science.

Faculty Member Inducted into Tuskegee University ROTC Military Hall of Fame

Retired Col. Clarice Golightly-Jenkins, Ph.D., RN, was inducted in October 2017 into the Tuskegee University ROTC Military Hall of Fame.

Associate Professor Inducted as Fellow of AANP

Wendy J. Lee, D.N.P., FNP-BC, FAANP, RN, associate professor/clinical, was inducted as a fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Director of Admissions, Special Programs Joins School

Henry M. Cantu, M.A., has joined the School of Nursing as director of admissions and special programs. This position provides leadership in planning, developing and implementing recruitment, admissions and outreach programs for the nursing school.

New Associate Dean for Finance, Administration Hired

Jennifer Johnstone, M.B.A., has joined the School of Nursing as associate dean for finance and administration. This position provides budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, strategic financial planning, and other administrative support to the nursing school.

Blazing a Trail

Stephen E. Harris, Ph.D., professor and director of research for periodontics, is now in his fifth decade of performing cutting-edge molecular research.
Devon Harris, fourth-year dental student, and Hevony Rodriguez, third-year dental student, are among the initial recipients of Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students.

The Domino Effect

A $2.4 million, four-year federal grant is allowing the dental school to enroll and retain students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and, by reducing their financial burden, helping them to possibly return to underserved areas to provide dental care.