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RN-MSN - Students Currently Enrolled in RN-BSN Program
For a limited time we are offering qualified students who are currently enrolled in the RN-BSN program, entry into the new RN-MSN program. This program provides eligible RNs, those with a minimum of two years of work experience, an admission GPA of 3.0 or higher in nursing prerequisites, and a current unencumbered RN license, an accelerated and efficient pathway to earn both a BSN and either an MSN in Nursing Education or Nursing Administration.
If you are interested in moving into the RN-MSN program, contact your nursing advisor for more information. (you must act before July 15, 2014)
New Dean featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education
The People section of The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an article on Dr. Anne Bavier and her new appointment as Dean of the College of Nursing.
In the article, Dr. Bavier talks about why she has chosen to return to a dean's position and her role in overseeing the merger of the College of Nursing and the Department of Kinesiology. She states the process of bringing faculty together from both areas has started already.
Bavier will begin her new appointment August 1. read more
(Monday, Jun. 16)
Test assists providers in diagnosing depression in teens
Excerpted from an article on nurse.com
A simple 20-question test can help primary care practitioners decide if a teen patient is depressed, suggests a recent study by Sharolyn Dihigo, RN, DNP, a nurse practitioner and clinical assistant professor in the University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing. The study, which surveyed available evidence, looked at whether nurse practitioners and other primary care providers should include a mental health screening as part of well visits for teenage patients.
According to the study, published in the May edition of the online journal “Woman’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs,” a paper test called a Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children could quickly and reliably determine whether a practitioner should refer a teen patient to a mental health specialist.
Texas native and Bastrop County resident Sheri Innerarity received the 2014 American Association of Nurse Practitioners’ Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Innerarity received her bachelor's and master's of nursing degrees from UT Arlington.
Wrennah Gabbert has been named Angelo State University's chair of the nursing department there, San Angelo Live reported. Gabbert received her bachelor’s and master’s nursing degrees from UT Arlington. She had spent the last six years at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Before that, she was on the nursing faculty at Angelo State.
(Thursday, Jun. 12)
The fifth floor of Pickard Hall remains closed at this time. Some offices will be accessible beginning the 12th of June, however, please communicate by e-mail to see if the person you need to visit is on campus during renovations.
Sixth floor renovations are scheduled to begin on June 16th. Walk-in Wednesday will be held as scheduled for the 11th and cancelled for the 18th. Please continue to communicate with undergraduate advisors via e-mail as their offices are being temporarily relocated during renovations.
We appreciate your patience as we work on our fresh new look.
(Friday, Jun. 6)
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