The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin

School of Nursing

Welcome

The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is one of the leading nursing schools in the nation, with a history of excellence in academics, research, and service. We earn this distinction because of our:

  • Diverse, engaged students taught by dedicated faculty
  • Leading-edge research conducted by nursing school faculty focusing on health behaviors and health promotion across the lifespan
  • Service through our community-based clinics
  • Collaborative partnerships

The UT Austin Sch...

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The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is one of the leading nursing schools in the nation, with a history of excellence in academics, research, and service. We earn this distinction because of our:

  • Diverse, engaged students taught by dedicated faculty
  • Leading-edge research conducted by nursing school faculty focusing on health behaviors and health promotion across the lifespan
  • Service through our community-based clinics
  • Collaborative partnerships

The UT Austin School of Nursing prepares its students for rewarding careers that enrich the practical world and help further nursing research.

CONTACT
1710 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: (512) 471-7913
School Type

BS/BSN School

Class Room Settings

Campus and Online

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  • Dean Stuifbergen and Dr. Loraine Walker inducted into International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame

    Posted Nov 15, 2017 by Austin School of Nursing

    Alexa K. Stuifbergen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, and James Dougherty Centennial Professor; and Lorraine O. Walker, EdD, MPH, RN, and Luci B. Johnson Centennial Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, will be inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame during the organization's 28th International Nursing Research Co...

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    Alexa K. Stuifbergen, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, and James Dougherty Centennial Professor; and Lorraine O. Walker, EdD, MPH, RN, and Luci B. Johnson Centennial Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, will be inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame during the organization’s 28th International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland, July 27–31, 2017. Both Dr. Stuifbergen and Dr. Walker are members of the Epsilon Theta Chapter #126 of STTI. Click here to learn more about the 2017 Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Inductees.

    Created in 2010, the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame recognizes nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves. The honorees’ research projects will be shared through STTI’s Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository, enabling nurses everywhere to benefit from their discoveries and insights.

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  • School of Nursing to participate in cross-campus mental health training program

    Posted Nov 14, 2017 by Austin School of Nursing

    Another great example of how The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is collaborating with the best and the brightest to improve behavioral health.

  • Dr. Megan Pfitzinger Lippe Featured in News Report

    Posted Jun 15, 2016 by Austin School of Nursing

    Texas faces a nursing shortage. See how UT Austin School of Nursing is addressing that.

  • UT Austin Receives Final Approval for New Doctorate for Nurses

    Posted Jul 24, 2015 by Timothy Armes
  • UT Professor Elected to Serve as President-Elect of Leading National Nursing Association

    Posted Mar 25, 2015 by James Bone

    The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today announced that Sharon Horner, PhD, RN, MC-CNS, FAAN, Professor and Dolores V. Sands Chair in Nursing Research at the University of Texas in Austin has been elected to serve as the President-Elect of the 2015-2016 NACNS Board of Directors.

    Horner has been a member of NACNS since 1997. She served on th...

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    The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS) today announced that Sharon Horner, PhD, RN, MC-CNS, FAAN, Professor and Dolores V. Sands Chair in Nursing Research at the University of Texas in Austin has been elected to serve as the President-Elect of the 2015-2016 NACNS Board of Directors.

    Horner has been a member of NACNS since 1997. She served on the Board of Directors as Secretary from 2010 to 2012 before being elected as President-Elect this year. She has also served on the Bylaws Committee and Conference Program Planning Committee and participated in NACNS Task Forces on Family/Individual Across the Lifespan CNS Competencies and Legislative/Regulatory Committee.

    Horner is a Fellow at the American Academy of Nursing; member of the Texas Clinical Nurse Specialists, American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association, and Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science; and is a full member of the American Thoracic Society. Horner has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society since 1990. She also is a member of: Society of Behavioral Medicine, Society of Pediatric Nurses and Southern Nursing Research Society.

    “I am delighted and honored to serve as NACNS Board President-Elect,” said Horner. “I know we have much work to do as we navigate the rapidly changing health care landscape and ensure that in all health care settings, clinical nurse specialists are providing the highest quality and evidence-based care for our patients. I am excited and prepared to help lead this vital association.”

    Among the awards she has received are the 2014 Sue B. Davidson Service Award from NACNS, 2013 Award for Research in Minority Health from the Southern Nursing Research Society, 2013 Researcher of the Year from the Texas Rural Health Association, 2011 Dolores Sands Award for Excellence in Research from Epsilon Theta, and 2009 Reviewer Award from the Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing.

    “We are delighted that Sharon will be serving as President-Elect this year. She has been active in NACNS for many years and we look forward to her leadership and guidance as we continue to build and strengthen this association, advance the vital role of the clinical nurse specialist and improve health care,” said NACNS Executive Director Melinda Mercer Ray, MSN, RN.

    Horner holds a PhD and MSN from Medical College of Georgia, Augusta. She earned her BSN and ASN at Armstrong State College in Savannah, Georgia.

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    Founded in 1995, The National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists is the only association representing the clinical nurse specialist (CNS). CNSs are advanced practice registered nurses who work in a variety of specialties to ensure high-quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care. As leaders in health care settings, CNSs provide direct patient care and lead initiatives to improve care and clinical outcomes, and reduce costs. NACNS is dedicated to advancing CNS practice and education, removing certification and regulatory barriers, and assuring the public access to quality CNS services.

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  • Student Tips: Build Your Network Before You Graduate!

    Posted Mar 19, 2015 by James Bone

    Getting ready to graduate? You never know when you may need to reach out to your extended network to find that perfect job! Nurses Lounge lets you maintain professional relationships with classmates, colleagues, and professors! You can even exchange professional recommendations!

  • AAN recognizes UT Austin school of nursing faculty member

    Posted Jan 28, 2015 by Austin School of Nursing

    Be sure to read about Dr. Angela Clark being honored by the American Academy of Nursing.

  • New Doctoral Degree for Nurses Approved for UT Austin

    Posted Nov 18, 2014 by Austin School of Nursing
  • Lecture and Reception Features Dell Medical School Dean

    Posted Sep 5, 2014 by Austin School of Nursing

    Dean Alexa Stuifbergen of the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing invites nursing students, health professions faculty, and community stakeholders to the Jack and Laura Lee Blanton Lectureship in Nursing featuring Clay Johnston, the inaugural Dell Medical School Dean. Dean Clay Johnston will present "The New Dell Medical School: Joining the Team Promoting Healt...

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    Dean Alexa Stuifbergen of the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing invites nursing students, health professions faculty, and community stakeholders to the Jack and Laura Lee Blanton Lectureship in Nursing featuring Clay Johnston, the inaugural Dell Medical School Dean. Dean Clay Johnston will present "The New Dell Medical School: Joining the Team Promoting Health."

    Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Time: 5 p.m.

    Location: School of Nursing | 1710 Red River, Austin, Texas | Room 1.112

    RSVP: Please RSVP at 512-471-8036 by Sept. 11.

    Parking: Parking is available in Trinity Garage for a fee. Trinity Garage is located at 1815 Trinity Street at the intersection of Trinity and MLK.

    Questions: If you have questions, please call 512-471-8036.

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  • Dean Stuifbergen Featured in Spring Issue of MS Connection

    Posted Jul 28, 2014 by Timothy Armes

    MS Connection magazine spotlights Dr. Alexa Stuifbergen, dean of the UT Austin School of Nursing, and her research on individuals living with multiple sclerosis in "Connecting with a Researcher."

    When Dr. Alexa Stuifbergen was a Ph.D. student studying the impact of chronic illness on families, the connections she made led to more than two decades of work with the MS com...

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    MS Connection magazine spotlights Dr. Alexa Stuifbergen, dean of the UT Austin School of Nursing, and her research on individuals living with multiple sclerosis in "Connecting with a Researcher."

    When Dr. Alexa Stuifbergen was a Ph.D. student studying the impact of chronic illness on families, the connections she made led to more than two decades of work with the MS community.

    Click the link below to read more.
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