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Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Media Contact: Traci Peterson, Office:817-272-9208, Cell:817-521-5494, tpeterso@uta.edu

News Topics: Internet, medicine, nursing

The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Nursing, a leader in using technology to enhance education, has been named a Bronze Winner in the 34th Annual Telly Awards, a national competition for video production.

IV Therapy video

IV Therapy video

UT Arlington’s winning entry was in the Internet/Online Video – Editing category. The instructional video on IV Therapy was produced by the College of Nursing’s Learning Resource Center using footage shot at the on-campus Smart Hospital, a 13,000 square foot simulation center with computerized patients and actors in realistic hospital units.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and honors outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions and online commercials, video and films. Only about a quarter of the 11,000 entries worldwide are rewarded with a Bronze-level recognition.

Dominique Anderson, audio visual education specialist for the College of Nursing, led the filming and editing of the IV Therapy video.  Anderson produces recruitment, instructional and informational videos for the College of Nursing. The nursing college has received a total of 17 Telly Awards since 2006.

"The work of talented people like Dominique ensures that our College of Nursing can meet students' needs using the latest technology,” said Jennifer Gray, interim dean of the College of Nursing. “Her contributions give our faculty the ability to tailor their instruction, deliver it in an exciting, appealing way and share it online with others." 

The Bronze award-winning video IV Therapy video was used for undergraduate education. It is available here: http://shangrila.uta.edu/telly.m4v.

Since beginning an online RN-to-BSN program in 2008, The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing has grown from an enrollment of 1,902 to nearly 8,000 students this spring. Today, the College of Nursing also offers master’s level programs and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in an online format, expanding access by giving students a choice between traditional curriculum and a degree-plan that includes online content. 

The UT Arlington College of Nursing is one of the largest and most successful nursing programs in the country, with a 94 percent graduation rate and a 90 percent licensure testing pass rate for graduates entering the field. For more about the UT Arlington College of Nursing, visit http://www.uta.edu/nursing/.

The University of Texas at Arlington is a comprehensive research institution of more than 33,200 students and more than 2,200 faculty members in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.

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