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Shifting the Culture for Excellence in Nursing Education and Practice Conference - Galveston, TX
The conference is affordable and provides 6 continuing nursing education contact hours. The conference will be held on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 7:30a.m. – 5:00p.m.
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Accessibility Awareness Week Celebration Set for October 20-24, 2014
The purpose of UTB’s fourteenth annual Accessibility Awareness Week is both to celebrate abilities and to remind the campus community of our shared responsibility to create an inviting and accessible environment for everyone.​..
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The purpose of this meeting is to address questions about the program admission requirements: pre-nursing courses, curriculum, immunizations, criminal background check, drug screen test, TEAS exam, etc.

When: Wednesday, October, 22, 2014 from 2:00pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Salon Cassia MAIN 2.402​
*Faculty Meetings/ Events
Family Night
When: October 23, 2014
Time: 5:30pm
Location: El Gran Salon

For more information please contact Ileana Espinoza at 956-590-6892
"Jurisprudence & Ethics" and "Caring for the Older Adult" 
October 24, 2014
These CNE activities will satisfy the Texas Board of Nursing and legislative requirements that became effective January 1, 2014
view brochure here​ 
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Nursing Scholarship Opportunity - 2014 - Apply today!
Cameron-Willacy County Medical Alliance- Northern Chapter - Deadline 11/1/14 - Applicant MUST currently be accepted to or in an LVN, A.D.N., B.S.N. or M.S.N. program in the School of Nursing at UTPA, TSTC, UTB, VBMC, STC, TSTC or TSC. And be a resident of northern Cameron County ( San Benito, Harlingen, La Feria, Los Fresnos, excluding Brownsville), or of Willacy County​. 
*Funding Opportunities​
Research Priorities to Inform Public Health and Medical Practice for Domestic Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): A Workshop - ​Institute of Medicine. 
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)
Seeking full-time college undergraduate students who are interested in participating in the 2015 Spring Congressional Internship Program. Selected individuals will receive an unmatched experience learning first-hand about our nation’s legislative process working for a member of Congress, as well as stipends, housing and round-trip airfare. 
Application Deadline - November 7, 2014​
Students of ALL majors that have an interest in the development of public policy and who have demonstrated leadership abilities should apply.  Forward this message to friends and family who may be interested in becoming a future Latino leader! 
*Student/ Faculty Opportunities
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health - Request for Proposals: Mental Health Recovery-Oriented Research in Texas - The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites eligible organizations in Texas to respond to this request for proposals (RFP) to conduct mental health recovery-oriented research. Application Deadline - 11/12/14.  Read more... 
*Funding Opportunities 
Complementary Mind-Body-Spirit Approaches for Maximizing Cancer Wellness - 4.25 CNEs
Date: November 15, 2014
Location: UTPA Main Campus - Student Union Theater
Registration: 956-665-2715
$10 -public & students 
$30 - members STTI 
$45 - RNs (includes 4.25 CNEs)
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Critical Care Nursing Quarterly (CCNQ) is looking for editors and authors for an upcoming edition on Geriatric Issues in the ICU. If you would like to contribute to this upcoming issue of CCNQ, please contact Kayla Hood or the issue editor - Dr. Amy Carney at their earliest convenience.   
Kayla Hood
Acting Research Assistant to Dr. Amy Carney, Graduate Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, and Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator at California State University San Marcos - School of Nursing
Cell: (760) 828 - 8045
​Dr. Amy Carney, NP, PhD, FAAFS
Graduate Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor & Family Nurse Practitioner Program Coordinator
California State University San Marcos - School of Nursing​
Office: (760) 750-7552
Fax: (760) 750-3646
Cell: (619) 559-8622

The deadline has been extended - manuscripts are due to Dr. Carney by January 1st, 2015.

*Student/ Faculty Opportunities
Nurses Lounge - University of Texas at Brownsville has moved.
Nurses Lounge has made some new changes. Please update your bookmarks and login to your profile, you need to update/change your password

When you first login to the new Nurses Lounge site, enter your email address and click on forgot password? and follow the directions to reset your password. You may use your same password as before or change to a new one.

You will receive an email with a link to reset your password to the new Nurses Lounge site. If you have any questions, please contact Melinda Munoz (

Click here to go to the new NursesLounge website:
UTPA ADVANCE Leadership Institute - Call for Applications
As part of UTPA’s National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE grant “Attracting and Nurturing Women Faculty at a Hispanic-Serving Institution”, we have established the ADVANCE Leadership Institute to enhance faculty and leadership development opportunities.​  Application Deadline - September 29, 2014, 5:00pm
Please note that this opportunity is for faculty women only. 
*Student/ Faculty Opportunities
The Texas Workforce Commission has published Request for Proposal, Nursing Mentorship Program on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Electronic State Business Daily website. Open date: 9/5/14
*Student/ Faculty Opportunities​
College of Nursing Hosts Bachelor of Science in Nursing Orientation for the first class of traditional BSN students.
The orientation will highlight textbook purchases, nursing and rehabilitation clinical opportunities, student safety, academic advising, library resources and other topics.
Students interested in the four-year degree took the pre-nursing courses Pathophysiology, Fundamentals of Nursing and Pharmacotherapeutics during the 2013-14 academic year at the College of Nursing. Upon completion of the courses, students applied to be a member of the first 50-student cohort to take classes for the bachelor’s degree in nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing approved the university’s new degree in July 2012. 
Please join family, friends, coworkers, students and all who loved and revered Dr. Luis Colom for a special naming ceremony. August 22, 2014 - 11:00am

Luis V. Colom, M.D., Ph.D., was Vice President of the Division of Research and Dean of the College of Nursing and Dean of the College of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions. He lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, March 27, 2014. His department’s success created the need for even more research labs; in 2009 he wrote the federal grant to seek additional funding for what eventually became Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions Building II. This building will now bear his name.​

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Advancing Nursing: Update on Campaign for Action
On Friday, August 1 from 12:15-1 p.m. EDT, join Susan Dentzer, senior policy adviser to the Foundation, for a live discussion on a major nationwide campaign to advance nursing’s role in the health care system.​ Read more...
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The Jackson Laboratory offers online physician CME training for family cancer risk assessment
Now available online - JAX Genomics Education: Family History for Cancer
 Risk Assessment 
Testing & Management​
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Khan Academy, AACN, Jonas Center Launch Online Learning Materials for Future Nurses, Health Professionals
NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 – The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare (Jonas Center), Khan Academy, and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) are pleased to announce that 55 new healthcare lessons in 9 topic areas are now available online to supplement the learning of healthcare students, practitioners, and patients worldwide. ...The first wave of this innovative content is now available for free on the Khan Academy website. 
This new resource will be of particular interest to nursing students preparing for the national licensing exam – the NCLEX-RN® – since 158 sample exam questions are now included among the material posted. 
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Opening Day at the Smart Hospital in Harlingen, TX.
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2nd Eurasian Multidisciplinary Forum, EMF 2014 - Call for Papers.​
Oct. 23 - 26, 2014 Tbilisi, Georgia
After the EMF 2013, which gathered over 400 submissions and researchers from over 50 countries around the globe, we have the pleasure of inviting you to submit your scientific work for the EMF 2014, Eurasian Multidisciplinary FORUM, 23-26 October 2014. The event will be held at the “Grigol Robakidze” University in the capital of Georgia -Tbilisi​. Deadline Oct. 13, 2014
Contemporary Forums - Elsevier Faculty Development Conference
Conference Dates: Jan 3-6, 2015 
Scottsdale, AZ
Live webcast Dates: Jan 4-6, 2015
Call for abstracts. Deadline Nov 15, 2014

NLN Education Summit 2015 - Call for Abstracts -Bridging Practice & Education: A New World of Innovation & Technology - September 30 - October 3, 2015 - Caesars Palace- Las Vegas, Nevada
Abstract Submission Deadline - Dec. 12, 2014 11:59pm ET
Click here for Submission information
3rd Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2015) ​- June 29th & 30th 2015 Singapore
Theme: Nursing Conference aims to explore advances in nursing practice, management and education in relation to health disparities as well as a breadth of other topics. 
Call for Papers- Deadline-Jan. 16, 2015
2nd GLOBAL ACADEMIC MEETING, GAM 2015 “Multi-disciplinary Approach towards Globalization, Climate Change, Disaster Mitigation, Governance and Human Wellbeing”  April 1 - 4, 2015, New Delhi, India. We have the pleasure of inviting you to submit your scientific work for the 2nd GLOBAL ACADEMIC MEETING, GAM 2015, which will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.​ Deadline - March 1, 2015 
Lingua – International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture (Linqua- IJLLC) is a peer reviewed journal which accepts high quality research articles. It is is a It is an annual journal published each August. “Linqua- IJLLC”is available to all researchers who are interested in publishing their scientific achievements focusing on theories, methods and applications in Linguistics, Literature and Culture. We welcome submissions focusing on theories, methods and applications in both articles and book reviews. Regular publications of the “Linqua- IJLLC”are uploaded on our website. Moreover, the European Scientific Institute, thepublisher of the “LinguaJournal”mails printed copies of the journal to the authors of the papers.

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