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Nurses and Future Nurses Respond to Risks of Patient Care
UT Arlington nursing students Rocky Sonemangkhara, Chandler Tice and Maria Moreno-Quinones said the nurse who recently contracted Ebola has only strengthened their resolve to become nurses, CBS 11/KTVT reported. They said they learn practices in their classes to keep them safe from such illnesses. No one is rushing to change majors because, they said, nursing is not just a profession, it is a passion. Dealing with infectious patients is part of the job and these students are eager to be members of the profession.
In another CBS 11/KTVT story, Ceil Flores, UT Arlington student success coordinator in the College of Nursing, said safe care is taught first. Flores, who has been a practicing nurse for more than three decades, said, like those at the forefront of the crisis, she wouldn't hesitate to care for someone afflicted with an infectious disease.
(Wednesday, Oct. 15)
Dr. Mary Lou Bond, Assistant Director of the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health was named Professor Emeritus at the University's Faculty Assembly October 7th.
The title of emeritus is given to retired faculty members who have provided distinguished service to the school and must be approved by the UT Board of Regents. Seven emeritus appointments were celebrated at this meeting of the general faculty.
Dr. Bond has held numerous positions of distinction and received many honors and awards recognizing her dedication to nursing and nursing education. Recent honors include her selection as UT Austin School of Nursingís Outstanding Alumna in 2013; recipient of the Presidentís Award from the National Association of Hispanic Nurses; Distinguished Alumna University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing 2010 and induction into the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (UTA) 2008.
Her focus since joining the college of nursing faculty in 1989 has included advancing cultural diversity awareness in nursing education. She was the co-founder of the Center for Hispanic Studies in Nursing and Health and instrumental in the development of a PhD in Nursing program at UT Arlington. Her numerous journal publications and book chapters along with an admirable record of funded grant proposals are just further evidence of the place she has carved into our history.
Now officially retired, the College and the University pause to bestow one more honor on this dedicated nursing educator, Dr. Mary Lou Bond, Professor Emeritus. 'Each of the colleagues we recognize today was nominated for this honorary designation by at least three peers,' said David Silva, Vice Provost. 'Once conferred, an emeritus appointment is for life.'
XIV Binational Health Week Symposium
Due to unexpected University closure on October 3 - this will be rescheduled
Teaming up to Bridge the Gap Between Patient and Provider
This year's symposium, being held at UT Arlington for the 8th year, will share information on initial challenges, effective strategies and resulting best practices linking health care providers and CHWs. Expertise from health care representatives in the U.S. and Mexico, panels of providers and CHWs, current research findings, and interactive sessions, will highlight the growing need of incorporating CHWs as part of the health care team.
Speakers include: Eduardo Sanchez, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Heart Association; Marygrace Hernandez Leveille, Nurse Scientists, Corporate Office of the CNO - Baylor University Medical Center; Jose Alejandro, Corporate Executive Director of Case Management, Steward Health Care System
(Tuesday, Sep. 23)
Nursing Administration Program Director Named President
Dr. Cynthia Plonien begins her term as President of the North Central Organization of Nurse Executives (NCONE) September 16. A chapter of the Texas Organization of Nurse Executives, the organization mission is stated as: 'To represent nurse leaders in Texas who improve healthcare through collaboration and innovation.'
TONE is the state chapter for the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and represents nurse executives on Texas Board of Nursing committees and is a member of the Nursing Legislative Agenda Coalition (NLAC) as well as several other state level committees.
more about TONE
UTA's Nursing Administration Program
(Tuesday, Sep. 16)
Kinesiology and Nursing Merger
With the merging of Kinesiology and Nursing, collaborative research efforts are developing under the leadership of the associate dean for research, Christopher Ray. Dr. Ray is quoted in a Shorthorn article saying: 'What can be expected is faculty to collaborate on research proposals that take into account basic science and clinical implementation.'
Classes within the two majors have many similarities and Nursing and Kinesiology students will have the opportunity to take graduate coursework together in the future. Officially the merger took place on September 1 and Kinesiology faculty and students had been involved in the dean search interviews earlier this year.
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