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

Tribute

After Harvey

Faculty, Students Providing Health Care to Residents Devastated by Hurricane

VALOR Internship

Students Care for Military Veterans, Start Nursing Career

Helping New Mothers, Infants

Nurse Educator Dedicated to Culturally Sensitive Care

Pride Community Clinic

School of Nursing Providing Compassionate Care to LGBTQ Community

Academics

Students Care for Veterans While Starting Nursing Career

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces often share a common trait—valor. Valor is defined as great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle. Last year, two undergraduate nursing students had the opportunity to care for veterans when they participated in an appropriately...
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Former Acting Surgeon General Discusses Nursing’s Role in Improving Health Care

Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, understands firsthand social determinants of health. She grew up a member of a minority group in a rural town with limited access to health care. From April until September 2017, Rear Admiral Trent-Adams served as the acting U.S....
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Nursing Students Learn in England

Six students from the School of Nursing joined School of Health Professions students in an interprofessional international experience at Coventry University in Coventry, England, over Spring Break. While attending classes with Coventry students, they heard lectures about...
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Research

Regional Centers Improving Access to Health Care in Rural Areas

Since its inception by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the South Texas Area Health Education Centers (ST-AHEC) Program has been tasked with improving local residents’ access to competent and quality primary health care by recruiting qualified health...
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Teaching Interprofessionalism While Improving the Health of Homeless

Nursing students are working interprofessionally with other health care profession students at UT Health San Antonio as part of a unique research project that encourages them to work as a cohesive team. The RESPECT (Realizing Enhanced Student Inter-Professional Education through...
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Breaking Barriers

Moonju Lee, Ph.D., M.SN., RN, has dedicated her research to understanding why Korean Americans have high incidences of colorectal cancer, but some of the lowest rates of cancer screening.
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Patient Care

Faculty, Students Provide Care after Harvey

Hurricane Harvey made landfall the evening of Aug. 25, 2017, near Rockport, where maximum sustained winds were 130 miles per hour. The Category 4 hurricane left in its wake massive destruction of homes and buildings in this small coastal town and the surrounding areas. With less...
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Compassionate Care Offered at Pride Community Clinic

The School of Nursing’s mission, values and vision specifically state a call to action for social justice, diversity, inclusion and advocacy. The recently launched Pride Community Clinic (PCC) personifies all of these and more. In partnership with the Alamo Area Resource Center...
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Understanding Social Determinants of Health: Promoting Health at Community Clinics

As health care in the United States moves from hospital-based treat and release to patient-centered wellness care, the School of Nursing at UT Health San Antonio is strengthening community clinic partnerships and reemphasizing the impact social and behavioral determinants of...
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Understanding Social Determinants of Health: San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic

UT Health San Antonio operates the San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic (SARHC) in partnership with the Center for Refugee Services of San Antonio, a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the wellness, self-sufficiency and successful community integration of resettled...
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Understanding Social Determinants of Health: Healy-Murphy Center

The Healy-Murphy Center is a non-profit organization providing teens an alternative route to high school diplomas with an individualized curriculum, counseling, childcare and health services. Situated on the city’s east side, Healy-Murphy is located in an area considered to have...
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Understanding Social Determinants of Health: AVANCE-San Antonio

AVANCE-San Antonio offers parent education and support programs in at-risk communities including enrollment in Head Start, a federally funded preschool program. The School of Nursing provides pediatric care to the children of these families from ages two weeks to 21 years at the...
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Alumni

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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