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UTHealth from Employee Health Services and Student Health and Counseling Services - Subject: Seasonal Flu Update​ 
Help your students reserve a seat at UTRGV - Students who are enrolled UT Brownsville for Spring 2015 who are in good academic standing will be automatically admitted to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Read more...
The University Library is offering a series of instructional sessions​ each semester.These sessions serve as information literacy and supplemental instructional technology to assist your students to succeed in your classes. A sign-in sheet is provided for each session which can be sent to you via email if you wish to offer extra credit for your classes. The sessions cover learning the basics of library research, Refworks, Electronic Books (E-Books) and using Google Scholar.​ These sessions will be held at the University Libarary Instruction Lab 1.118

Learning Basic Library Resources for Research (Monday & Tuesday: 10am)
This workshop will teach you the basics of using the library to find information. This session is ideal for those new to college research and new to using the online library.​

Ready for Refworks? (Monday & Tuesday: 2pm)
Do you need to organize your research? Do you want to learn how to create bibliographies and reference pages? Then join us at Ready for Refworks? 

Google Scholar and You! (Wednsday & Thursday: 10am)
This workshop will teach you the basics of Google Scholar and how to use it to personalize and maximize your library research.

E-Books and Your Electronic Devices (Wednsday & Thursday: 2pm)
This session will cover how to download electronic books (E-books) on to your electronic devices. Please bring your tablets and laptops so that we may cover how to retrieve and download the electronic books. 

If you would like to schedule a library instruction session please visit​

For further assistance, feel free to contact
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:
​2015 Concept-Based Curriculum Conference - "Implementing and Evaluating the Concept-Based Curriculum" 
At the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown in New Mexico from January 5-7, 2015. Please note that the early bird registration has been extended to November 20, 2014, a savings of $40 per person! Read more...​ ​
​UTB - College of Nursing presents: Thesis Defense by MSN Student Edward Stiner “The Effects of Enhanced Discharge Education On Knowledge Retention In First Time Stroke/ TIA Patients”​
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 12th
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: BRHP 1.205
For more information: 956-882-5070​
We nee​d you!
What: Volunteer faculty and staff  to be "models" for focused assessment & Nursing process with pre printed scripted case studies for the Generic BSN students

Who: The UTB CoN Generic BSN Program needs nursing faculty/staff volunteers! 
When: Nov. 10 - 11, 2014
Where: LHSB 1.604

WHY: Students need real life patient practice with nursing process; assessment, NANDA, Plan, etc. 

Please donate at least two hours of your time and be a part of a nursing students educational journey! This will be scripted case studies you will be "modeling" unless you want to divulge real illnesses diseases. Your call! 
We will ask you lay/sit on the hospital bed for this experience. You may stay clothed. ​
Family Night
When: October 23, 2014
Time: 5:30pm
Location: El Gran Salon

For more information please contact Ileana Espinoza at 956-590-6892
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.​..
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.​


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. 
Opening Day at the Smart Hospital in Harlingen, TX.
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Texas Nursing Association: APRN News from TNA
July 21, 2014 - Read more...​
M.E.N.D. (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!) 
The MEND Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire children, families and adults to lead and sustain fitter, healthier and happier lives.
STATS WHISPERER Webinar - "How to Assess a Statistical Research Study" by William Bannon

STATS WHISPERER Webinar - "Binary Logistic Regression, You, and Neil Diamond" by William Bannon
There have had several requests in the last few weeks to make available some instruction on Binary logistic regression. Therefore, we have posted our webinar "Binary Logistic Regression, Neil Diamond, and You"

The Brownsville Herald - "Finding a legacy - Local professor uses settlement for scholarships​"
Dr. Eloisa G. Taméz is establishing a scholarship endowment in honor of her late parents using a portion of the settlement she received from the U.S. Government for constructing the 18-foot fence that cuts her property in two.
*Interesting Reading
Congratulations to The University of Texas at Brownsville 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN) program stands out as one of the Universities in Texas making significant strides to meet the IOM recommendation for 80% of nurses to obtain the BSN by 2020! 
UTB has significantly increased their RN-BSN enrollments and their RN-BSN graduations over the past 2 years!!
2013 Texas Nursing Workforce data show:
47.8% of Texas Nurses hold a ADN or Diploma
52.2% of Texas Nurses hold a BSN or higher
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Assessment of Expanding Community College Baccalaureates in Texas
Many College of Nursing faculty were involved in the Rand Corporation’s Assessment of Expanding Community College Baccalaureates in Texas. The Draft Findings were reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  The webinar can be viewed at : . To view the slides from that webinar click here. ​ 
*Webinars/ Seminars/ Other Learning Opportunities
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Dr. Eileen Breslin
Dr. Eileen Breslin from UTHSC San Antonio Assumes Presidency of AACN​
Rio Grande Valley Breastfeeding Coalition Annual Conference
A Call to Action: Breastfeeding Works and it Matters - August 14, 2014
UTHealth - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - School of Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical 4 + 1 program - Info Session - June 25, 2014
Nursing was included in the Memorandum of Understanding in preparation for the possibility that our BSN students might be interested in the 4+1 and to begin to prepare for a collaborative Nursing Informatics graduate degree in nursing.  If you want to attend the luncheon you need to RSVP to Jeannette by June 20th for a lunch count.
Valley Regional Medical Center - Stroke Center Celebration
May 28, 2014
valley regional stroke center celebration
3rd Annual Behavioral Health Conference - Transforming Ourselves Through Mental Health and Wellness
May 22 & 23​, 2014 - Student Union Gran Salon
Nursing Scholarship Opportunity - 2014 - Apply today!
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Nursing Scholarship  – Deadline is 05/23/14​ ​ 
NAHN is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.  For more information please go to their website
Scholarship Criteria:
  • Must be an NAHN member enrolled in an accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, bachelor’s and/or graduate nursing program.
  • Must have a min cumulative 3.0 GPA
​Scholarship Application can be found at:     
NLN Foundation for Education - Faculty Scholarships
Deadline to apply - May 14, 2014
Each year, the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education offers three to four scholarships to support the NLN’s mission to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation’s health.
national nurses week
National Nurses Week - May 6 - May 12
National Nurses Day - May 6
Free National Nurses Week 2014 Webinar - "Transforming Health Care Through Nursing Leadership" - May 7
BSN Information Session
May 1, 2014 - 11am @ Salon Cassia Discussion about the program admission requirements: pre-nursing courses, curriculum, immunizations, criminal background check, drug screen test, TEAS test, etc.​
December Graduation Application Deadline - May 1, 2014
In order to assure that graduate students graduating in December are cleared in a timely manner, those anticipating December graduation should apply for graduation by May 1st. The form must be signed by the Graduate Program Coordinator or the graduate faculty advisor who assisted the student with their Program of Study.
Please notify and/or remind your advisees, who plan to graduate, that the form is available at the Graduate Studies Office or on the Graduate Studies website​:
Hope Family Health Center
Mental Health Training Series
click here​ for registration form. $15 discount for early registration ends 4/17/14.​
HACU Health Disparities Research Training Program
Mini-Symposium in Genetics part 3
April 8, 2014

Mini-Symposium in Genetics part 2
April 3, 2014

Mini-Symposium in Genetics part 1
April 1, 2014
To watch the youtube video of part 1 of the Mini-Symposium click here.
Demystifying Teaching at UTRGV Series of workshops, informal eating/sharing sessions and discussions.
April 4,2014 - Demystifying Series - Demystifying the Visual quality of Materials We have the tools and they are easy! 
16th Annual UTB ​Research Symposium
April 4, 2014
utb research symposium
Research Week - College of Nursing
April 1, 2014 ​ - Pathways to Excellence in Nursing Research with Keynote speaker: Marygrace Leveille PhD, RN, ACNP-BC. 10:30am at Salon Cassia Main Building
Certified Nurses Day
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on Computer Science And Its Applications​
In this Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, the students will have opportunities to do research in computer science and apply computer science to solve problems in the areas of cybersecurity, energy, healthcare, and space exploration.
Masters of Science in Nursing degree program receives US News and World Report recognition.
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS​  (January 8, 2014) - The University of Texas at Brownsville has been recognized by a nationwide magazine for its online education programs.


WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2013)—Dr. Nora Montalvo-Liendo, Associate Professor in the Master of Science in Nursing Program has been selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.  This is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing.




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