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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!