The magazine of the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio
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Doctoral Research to Benefit At-Risk Teens

Doctoral student Lorraine Barton, M.S.N., B.S.N., RN, compiled a questionnaire to help clinical staff at a non-traditional high school identify social and behavioral issues that can be detrimental to students’ health. While working on her Doctor of Nursing Practice in the...
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Alumna Helps Patients Struggling with Mental Illness

Toni Brent, M.S.N., RN, PMHNP-BC, has always been intrigued by the study of the mind—earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology after becoming a registered nurse. She has dedicated her nursing career to educating those with mental health issues. In 2011, Brent completed the School...
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Helping New Mothers, Infants

During a brief window of opportunity occurring at labor and delivery, nurses can improve or change a woman and her family’s life. One nursing alumna, who is now working on her Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at the School of Nursing, found that is especially true for women in the...
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School of Nursing Visionary Leader Awards: Calling for Nominations

The year 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio. As part of its yearlong celebration, the School will award School of Nursing Visionary Leader Awards to individuals who have made significant contributions in the development and the...
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A Message from Alumni Board President

Dear Fellow Alumni, The Nursing Alumni Association continues to engage our alumni throughout the year. Last summer, the second annual universitywide alumni mixer, UT Health HouseCalls, was held at La Fonda on Main. Alumni and their guests enjoyed mingling, Mexican food and...
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Mark Your Calendar for 2019

Join us in celebrating 50 years of excellence in education, research and patient care! February: San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo (date to be determined) March 2: School of Nursing Open House/Visionary Leader Awards Luncheon/Tour the newly renovated School of Nursing April 22:...
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The Road Less Travelled

Alumna Victoria Flores, M.S.N., RN, is finding her niche in a non-traditional nursing role. She has brought her nursing skills and knowledge to the environmental health and safety department of a biotech company in San Francisco.
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Fulfilling Her Mother’s Prophecy

Barbara Aranda-Naranjo, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, grew up the child of a migrant worker, but her mother knew she was destined to be a nurse. This nurse leader's career has included positions at the local and national levels.
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Surpassing a Childhood Goal

Alumna Patricia A. Patrician, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, always wanted to be a nurse. After 26 years in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, she continues today to fulfill her childhood dream as a university professor.
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Advancing Veterans’ Health Care

Assistant Professor Vicky Dittmar, M.S.N., Class of 2001, and husband Dale Dittmar chose to honor their fathers' military service by establishing the Dale and Victoria Dittmar Nursing Endowment.
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