Michelle Beninato, D.N.P., M.S.N., RN, ARNP-BC, received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in the Public Health Nurse Leader track. She is a family nurse practitioner for employees and their family at the Toyota plant.
The School of Nursing is responding to the changing health care needs of the community by reinventing its clinical practice. Now called Wellness 360, the name accurately represents the comprehensive health care practice.
In health care settings across the country, School of Nursing alumni are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. These innovative, caring nurses are helping to prevent spreading of the virus, caring for those hospitalized, and providing solace to those dying.
Graduates of the School of Nursing worked together to help create the COVID-19 Unit at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans' Hospital in San Antonio, where they are providing care for COVID-positive veterans.
Jisook Ko, Ph.D., M.S.N., RN, is conducting research to help Asian Americans who suffer from high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. She assembled a multi-disciplinary research mentoring team to understand the cause of the health disparities.