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Notes from the Dean

Dean Bavier
“Last year was simply a remarkable year for the College!”

We’re pleased to bring you the second edition of UTA Health, the magazine of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Inside, you’ll find stories of excellence in the classroom, in research labs, in clinical settings, and among working professionals around the globe whom we are proud to call our alumni.

Last year was simply a remarkable year for the College! The National League for Nursing named the College a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. U.S. News & World Report ranked our nursing programs among the top in the nation, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded our College a $1.8 million grant to lead a multi-institutional study of clinical experience requirements for nursing school graduates.

We were thrilled to recruit Mark Haykowsky, an expert in exercise physiology and rehabilitation medicine, to serve as the Moritz Chair of Geriatric Nursing Research. We also announced a new doctoral program in kinesiology, and this spring, we will kick off a new Moritz Speakers Series featuring sports medicine authorities highlighting the benefits of exercise on heart health.

It has been stunning to watch our overall enrollment climb to more than 19,000 students based on demand for our successful campus-based and online degree programs that now attract students from every state in the union. And it is gratifying to see that the strength of our curriculum translates into student success rates for online nursing students matching those of their campus-based peers.

Most of all, we love to hear about your adventures in the world, in the realm of health care, and in your personal lives.

Anne R. Bavier, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Dean, College of Nursing and Health Innovation