The magazine of the School of Nursing of UT Health Science Center at San Antonio

Tribute

DNA

Partnering to protect tiny patients

Alumni and faculty research improves infant health care

Altering our DNA destiny

NIH selects nurses to train at acclaimed genetics institute

Breaking the sound barrier

Nurses connect research, resources to ensure patient safety

Alumni impact lives

Millennial makes her mark on nursing

Features

Generations of extraordinary alumni impact lives

  For one of Bexar County’s civil court judges, a nursing education from the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio laid the groundwork and foundation upon which she built her career. Judge Stephani Walsh uses the communication...
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Alumni and faculty research improves infant health care

At 9 p.m. on a Friday, many young professionals are unwinding, preparing to enjoy the beginning of a weekend away from the office. Not Kelly McGlothen. This is when the 26-year-old nurse comes to life as she heads expeditiously toward the Biobehavioral Research Laboratory in the...
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Nurses connect research, resources to ensure patient safety

The whir of the ventilators. The web of wires and tubes that wind across the walls. The flashing of lights and the constant buzzing and beeping of monitors by the patient’s bedside. These sights and sounds are standard in any hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
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Giving Back

Eileen Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

Alumni, faculty are at core of our success

Nursing is one of the most meaningful and rewarding professions. The great philosopher Albert Schweitzer once said “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” This issue of Tribute is evidence our...
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Odette Denisa

Ensuring a bright future involves you

Dear fellow alumni, I am honored to serve as your new School of Nursing Alumni Association Board president! My term began January 2016 when Christian Doll, M.H.S., RN, B.S.N, CPN, handed me the proverbial reins. Special thanks go to Christian for his enthusiasm and outstanding...
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Major General Bobby Presley

Scholarship honors a life of service

Service to his country and to others was Maj. Gen. Bobby W. Presley’s passion in life. Before his passing at age 83, his family and friends recall him continually thinking of how he could help others, and he did. Through his long and successful career as a highl...
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More Stories of Success

Pattern of Progress

Every student dreams of graduation. They anticipate wearing a cap and gown, imagine the pomp and circumstance and envision the pride in their family’s eyes. But the road to completing their education is never easy, especially for students who embark on the rigors associated with...
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Barbara Banker with her cousin Juanita Ruth Kirkpatrick Smith

The Natural

Endowment honors nurse’s innate dedication, leadership to profession As a young girl in South Texas, Juanita Ruth Kirkpatrick Smith would eagerly await her mother’s return home from her shift as a special duty nurse. She loved listening to her mother recount her workday...
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James Cleveland with nursing students

Accolades

James A Cleveland, M.S.N. RN., was named director of the Center for Simulation Innovation (CSI) in the School of Nursing. He will oversee the design and implementation of high-fidelity, mid-fidelity and low-fidelity training of students in the CSI as well as interprofessional...
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Darinka Hudson with Sonia Moreno Rogers

Sparking an electric connection

Nurses team with CPS Energy to keep community healthy What do CPS Energy, the nation’s largest municipally owned energy company, and the UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Nursing have in common? More than you may know. The two joined forces in the summer of...
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DNA

Altering our DNA destiny

NIH selects nurses to train at acclaimed genetics institute Everyone will fall risk to some sort of health condition or disease at some point in their lifetime. Whether it is high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease or Alzheimer’s, if your mom, dad, grandparent or another...
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Nursing student at clinic in Guatemala

Making a world of difference

Nursing students travel the globe to help patients in need Every year since 2006, faculty, students and graduates from the School of Nursing leave their families, work and school to travel to remote villages in Guatemala to provide medical and surgical nursing care to the...
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