The University of Texas at Arlington - College of Nursing and Health Innovation

The University of Texas at Arlington - College of Nursing and Health Innovation

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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Nursing! This is a vibrant time in our college and university—unparalleled excellence is here! We seek new members of our college and that could be YOU, as student, faculty or staff. Yes—YOU!

  • We are the largest producer of baccalaureate educated nurses in the state! Nationally, we are the largest not for profit college of nursing—with approximately 8,000 on-line and in-person students. This works because we set the nation’s model for indi...
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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Nursing! This is a vibrant time in our college and university—unparalleled excellence is here! We seek new members of our college and that could be YOU, as student, faculty or staff. Yes—YOU!

  • We are the largest producer of baccalaureate educated nurses in the state! Nationally, we are the largest not for profit college of nursing—with approximately 8,000 on-line and in-person students. This works because we set the nation’s model for individualized instruction and coaching—all students, regardless of location or course delivery method, are in small groups with a seasoned faculty member to guide learning. You are an individual in a community of thousands, because we care about the quality of our education and insist that our faculty be master teachers.
  • Our master’s program recognizes the myriad roles of nursing leaders today and in the future. Advanced practice nurses are a must in our health care system and we offer a complete selection, including on-line programs using our well-developed master teacher-coaches and master practitioners. Check out our teaching and administration tracks, too.
  • The Smart Hospital is a national model for simulation instruction for all levels. Come see the amazing virtual world approaches. Our faculty members set the gold standard in these approaches and are highly sought nationally and internationally to share their insights and methods. Come here to learn from the best—as a faculty member or student. Both are welcome, because we embrace life-long earning.
  • The future of the human condition requires doctorally prepared nurses be leaders in practice and research. Our doctorate in nursing practice works exclusively with master practitioners on the leadership and scientific skills to keep our practice systems utilizing state of the art information—real-time translation for today’s patients.
  • Research is a special priority here and we have a robust nursing research doctoral degree in nursing. Students are paired with senior scholars. Our PhD graduates participate in cutting edge science and develop important scientific studies as new scholars—marking their future in improving the human condition.

This year also marks a milestone in our college. We are pleased to welcome Kinesiology,our colleagues and frequent collaborators. This robust and distinguished department is now part of our college. With more than a 1,000 students, they make major contributions to the workforce in our State.

  • Kinesiology offers undergraduate degrees on three pathways: athletic training, exercise science and physical education teacher.
  • Master’s programs are well-grounded in research with significant internships in faculty laboratories and strong outcomes, such as published papers. Other universities crave these graduates for their sophisticated research skills. Specialization in exercise science and athletic training is offered.
  • Coming this year is a new PhD in Kinesiology—a robust research degree that prepares individuals for scientific leadership in academic institutions and the greater research-driven marketplace. It is the first degree here with significant cross-disciplinary instruction, as students take core courses with their colleagues in the nursing research program and with scholars in other university departments, to shape their own independent research dissertation.

As we continue to expand our excellence, there are new positions for faculty with a research focus, staff to support student success and enrollment, and assistants to support advanced scientific inquiry. A new chair in Gerontology was just funded and new tenure/tenure track lines are now available.

Among the excellence here permeates a dedication to diversity of thought, ethnicity, gender, culture, discipline and all the other ways people are unique individuals. We have a large minority student population and diverse faculty and staff. And, our respect for diverse thinking continues to make our College a stimulating and exciting place. It builds on our caring intention, our personal and programmatic strength.

We seek YOU—eager to learn, respectful of diversity and challenged by ways to shape the future human condition though research, practice and education/administration. The healthcare system is changing rapidly and the sooner YOU join our college, the sooner we—together—can foster the best for clients and patients.

Anne Bavier, RN, PhD, FAAN –  Dean

 

CONTACT
411 S. Nedderman Drive (Pickard Hall)
Arlington, TX 76019-0407
Phone: 817.272.2776
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  • UT Arlington College of Nursing earns coveted national Center of Excellence designation

    Posted Aug 20, 2015 by Garret Armes

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation has been designated a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, the nation's foremost organization for nursing faculty and leaders in nursing education.

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  • Dr. Mary Lou Bond, Professor Emeritus

    Posted Oct 10, 2014 by Susan March

    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 celebr...

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    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 Nursing’s Outstanding Alumna in 2013; recipient of the President’s 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.'

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  • PhD in Nursing - Spring 2015 Entry

    Posted Sep 17, 2014 by Susan March

    PhD in Nursing - with ONLY 3 times on campus!
    Good news! We are accepting applications for SPRING 2015 entry into the PhD in Nursing Program at UT Arlington. And, new schedules will allow you to attend classes and be on campus ONLY 3 TIMES a semester! Courses will be offered online with three 3-day intensives per semester. This gives students the best of both worlds:...

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    PhD in Nursing - with ONLY 3 times on campus!
    Good news! We are accepting applications for SPRING 2015 entry into the PhD in Nursing Program at UT Arlington. And, new schedules will allow you to attend classes and be on campus ONLY 3 TIMES a semester! Courses will be offered online with three 3-day intensives per semester. This gives students the best of both worlds: face-to-face interaction with faculty and peers and limited time commuting to campus.

    The application deadline for Spring 2015 is December 1.
    E-mail vivian@uta.edu for more information

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  • Remote-Controlled Distance Simulation Project

    Posted Aug 19, 2014 by Susan March

    A real-time video feed, a laptop and a computerized manikin baby are key components for a new simulation training initiative that allows UT Arlington College of Nursing educators to put Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNPs) and physicians through the paces of an emergency scenario from hundreds of miles away. The "remote-controlled distance simulation" project is a collabora...

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    A real-time video feed, a laptop and a computerized manikin baby are key components for a new simulation training initiative that allows UT Arlington College of Nursing educators to put Neonatal Nurse Practitioners (NNPs) and physicians through the paces of an emergency scenario from hundreds of miles away. The "remote-controlled distance simulation" project is a collaboration of the College of Nursing, Pediatrix and Laerdal Medical.

    Dr. Judy Leflore, associate dean, uses Laerdal Medical's SimNewB baby and an audio visual capture system called SimView to run clinical simulation sessions in Florida and Texas from her computer. Exercises focus on neonatal care emergencies.

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