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50 Years of Excellence in Care and Community Engagement

Throughout the years, nursing students attain invaluable experience while providing health care services to patients in a variety of settings.

The School of Nursing is dedicated to promoting health as an act of social justice. This mission is carried out through patient care and community engagement in San Antonio, South Texas and beyond.

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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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50th Anniversary Timeline

Anniversary Timeline

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

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Visionary Leaders Honored at 50th Anniversary Luncheon

Dean Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, leads a toast to celebrate the School of Nursing’s 50 Visionary Leaders during an anniversary luncheon.

UT Health San Antonio’s School of Nursing recognized 50 Visionary Leader award winners for their innovation in nursing education, research, patient care and community engagement.

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2019 Visionary Leaders

2019 Visionary Leaders

UT Health San Antonio’s School of Nursing recognizes 50 Visionary Leader award winners who have made significant contributions to nursing education, research, patient care and community engagement.

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Faculty, Students Provide Care after Harvey

Recent graduates Hannah Lovell (from left), Julieta Schmitt and Hannah George, all B.S.N., RN, volunteered in Rockport clinics during their final semester.

Hurricane Harvey made landfall the evening of Aug. 25, 2017, near Rockport, where maximum sustained winds were 130 miles per hour. The Category 4 hurricane left in its wake massive destruction of homes and buildings in this small coastal town and the surrounding areas.

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Compassionate Care Offered at Pride Community Clinic

Medical student Nathaniel Nevitt (center) and B.S.N. student Matthew Gutierrez (right) visit with a patient at the Pride Community Clinic which serves the uninsured and underinsured lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
Medical student Nathaniel Nevitt (center) and B.S.N. student Matthew Gutierrez (right) visit with a patient at the Pride Community Clinic which serves the uninsured and underinsured lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

The School of Nursing’s mission, values and vision specifically state a call to action for social justice, diversity, inclusion and advocacy. The recently launched Pride Community Clinic (PCC) personifies all of these and more.

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Understanding Social Determinants of Health: Promoting Health at Community Clinics

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Johanna Matos, M.S.N., RN, CPNP, clinical assistant professor, examines a young patient at the AVANCE Community Outreach Clinic, where the School of Nursing provides pediatric care.

As health care in the United States moves from hospital-based treat and release to patient-centered wellness care, the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio is strengthening community clinic partnerships and reemphasizing the impact social and behavioral determinants of health have on individuals in vulnerable populations.

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Understanding Social Determinants of Health: San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic

Nursing student Taylor Dramberger discusses a patient’s case with nursing and medical students, including Andrew Jeffery who is behind her to the left, during a faculty-led presentation before the weekly clinic opens to patients.
Nursing student Taylor Dramberger discusses a patient’s case with nursing and medical students, including Andrew Jeffery who is behind her to the left, during a faculty-led presentation before the weekly clinic opens to patients.

UT Health San Antonio operates the San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic (SARHC) in partnership with the Center for Refugee Services of San Antonio, a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the wellness, self-sufficiency and successful community integration of resettled refugees and their families.

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Understanding Social Determinants of Health: Healy-Murphy Center

Kathryn A. Parke, D.N.P., APRN, CPNP, assistant professor/clinical, exams a teenage patient at the nursing school’s clinic at Healy-Murphy Center, a non-profit organization providing teens an alternative route to high school diplomas.
Kathryn A. Parke, D.N.P., APRN, CPNP, assistant professor/clinical, exams a teenage patient at the nursing school’s clinic at Healy-Murphy Center, a non-profit organization providing teens an alternative route to high school diplomas.

The Healy-Murphy Center is a non-profit organization providing teens an alternative route to high school diplomas with an individualized curriculum, counseling, childcare and health services.

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Understanding Social Determinants of Health: AVANCE-San Antonio

Johanna Matos, M.S.N., RN, CPNP, cares for a preschool student at the AVANCE Community Outreach Clinic.
Johanna Matos, M.S.N., RN, CPNP, cares for a preschool student at the AVANCE Community Outreach Clinic.

AVANCE-San Antonio offers parent education and support programs in at-risk communities including enrollment in Head Start, a federally funded preschool program.

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Beloved Professor’s Legacy Continues in Dental Clinic

Taline “Talley” Dadian Infante, Ed.D., M.S., RDH, saw the oral health care needs of the homeless while volunteering. This visionary created a dental clinic for those who need it most. In her memory, students and faculty continue her legacy.

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