Tribute Magazine

2021 issue

Nursing School Responds to Evolving Patient Needs with Vaccines, Virtual Care

During the pandemic, the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio addressed the health care needs of the university and overall community by running a state-approved vaccine hub with more than 159,000 vaccines provided to residents.

Educational Advancements Prevail Amidst Pandemic Challenges

For academics and admissions, the COVID-19 pandemic posed new challenges. The School of Nursing's administrators and faculty responded in a quick, innovative manner to maintain admissions while continuing to educate currently enrolled students.

COVID-19 Grants Allow Nurse Researchers to Improve Care, Educate

UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing researchers received several COVID-19 supplemental research grants to allow them the opportunity to find better ways to provide patient care and educate the community during the global pandemic.

Responding to a Pandemic: Nurses Leading Extraordinary Team

The School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio led a university-wide effort to create and run the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on campus. The state-approved hub provided 159,137 vaccines.

Caring for the Caregiver: Support, Resources Transition to Virtual Platform

The School of Nursing's Caring for the Caregiver program quickly adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic by offering virtual support and resources to caregivers struggling with isolation while caring for a person living with dementia.

MSN Graduate Treats Patients with COVID at University Hospital

A year after joining University Hospital, Adriana Munoz, MSN, AGACNP, RN, and her hospital medicine team transitioned to caring for COVID-19 patients. Munoz, who is pursuing her PhD at the nursing school, is now performing COVID-related research.

Sculpture Honors Nightingale, Beckons Students to the Future

Nursing Professor Kathleen R. Stevens, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, and husband, Alexander B. Hamilton, oversaw the design and creation of a bronze sculpture of Florence Nightingale, one of the founders of modern nursing.

ICU Nurse Finds Career Later in Life as Pandemic Strikes

Brenda Backlund-Pearson, BSN, RN, started her third career during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The recent graduate of the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio met the challenges of treating COVID patients in the ICU at Methodist Hospital.

Novice Nurse Handles Unknown During Historic COVID-19 Pandemic

After a month of training at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans' Hospital, Julissa Del Bosque, BSN, RN, began her nursing career on the COVID-19 floor. She credits extra clinical practice at the School of Nursing for preparing her to handle the challenge.
Florence Nightingale

Her Legacy as a Health Care Pioneer

Learn more about Florence Nightingale, who is famous for her work during the Crimean War in the 1950s. She contributed to the development of nursing as a true profession and inspired the first professional nursing school.
UT Health School of Nursing School of Nursing

Alumni Briefs

Alumni Briefs from the School of Nursing at the UT Health San Antonio share professional achievements from nursing graduates.
UT Health School of Nursing School of Nursing

Alumni Council for the School of Nursing

The School of Nursing Alumni Council at UT Health San Antonio represents the voice of nursing alumni and offers advice on developing alumni initiatives at the school, department and program level. Meet the chair and the members!
1 2 3