College of Nursing Hosts Bachelor of Science in Nursing Orientation
The College of Nursing at The University of Texas at Brownsville will host an orientation for the first class of traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing students with an orientation from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 in Room 1.104 at the Life and Health Science Building.
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.
If you are interested in coming to meet the students, contact Sharon Helsley McGinley (Sharon.McGinley.@utb.edu) for the best time.
New Funding Available through CDC and AACN
AACN and the CDC are pleased to announce a new call for proposals for a Work Improvement Project (WIP) titled Advancing Nurses’ Knowledge, Practice and Implementation of Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention. Deadline - 7/21/14Read more...
The Jackson Laboratory offers online physician CME training for family cancer risk assessment
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.
Preparation Course for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
7/14/14 - 7/24/14
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.
City of Hope
Now accepting applications for our annual CME/CEU-accredited Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment, which has a new curriculum and distance-only training options. Phase 1 Distance Learning: Nov. 21, 2014 – Feb 2, 2015 Phase 2 on-campus workshops at City of Hope (Full-Spectrum only): Feb 24-27, 2015 Phase 3 12+ months professional development, clinical & research support (all tracks).
Enrollment for the 2015 Winter course will begin on June 20, 2014. The deadline will be August 1, 2014.
Opening Day at the Smart Hospital in Harlingen, TX.
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"
Student Internships for Summer and Fall 2014
Attention undergraduate and graduate students, Summer and Fall 2014 internships are
available at the Office of Minority Health & the Office of Border Affairs in Harlingen, TX.
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.