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HRSA Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP) provides loan repayment of up to 85% of outstanding student loans to qualified nurses who agree to work in eligible. Annual funding opportunity.
The NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application is now open.
NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program enables dedicated registered nurses committed to caring for underserved people to serve in hospitals and clinics in some of America's neediest communities, improving the lives of their patients and transforming their own.
Application deadline: February 26, 2015

*Funding Opportunities​
Clinical Directors Network Webcast - March 3, 2015 @6pm ET - The 2015 Beatrice Renfield Lecture in Research Nursing - NextGen Health Care: Disruptions and Innovations. Read more...
Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP) : Diabetes - Grant
Effective October 2014, the Diabetes Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP) Committee will accept proposals within our current areas of interest (AOI) up to March 3, 2015 for the first review cycle... Read more

Field of interest: Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, glucose, glycogen, diabetes mellitus, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, nash, glucose metabolism, dpp-4, diabetic nephropathy, hba1c, diabetes mellitus- type 2, diabetes mellitus- type 1

After initial acceptance of concept proposal, a full protocol and detailed budget should be submitted via Visiontracker, Merck’s on-line study management system (in US) or your MSD country representative (outside US). The proposals will be collectively reviewed and selected by the Diabetes MISP Committee. There is no absolute restriction on the budget, while most submitted studies in the past were well under $1M USD.

Grant Application Deadline: March 3, 2015
*Funding Opportunities​

Texas Board of Nursing - Education Department Excellence in Clinical Instruction in Pre-Licensure Nursing Education Conference 
When: March 6, 2015 @ 8:30am - 3:30pm
Where: J. J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, TX
Registration fee: $30 (includes parking)
*Webinars/ Seminars/ Other Learning Opportunities​
Congratulations to Dr. Tamez for acceptance to the STT Research Symposium in Puerto Rico this March 2015. The title of her oral presentation is: Health Status Perceptions and Literacy Among Low Income Mexican Americans in Texas-Mexico Border Colonias. Read more...​​
Valley Regional Medical Center - (Brownsville, TX) - Seeking RNs with experience
Our facility is a 214 bed hospital, HCA/Valley Regional Medical Center, located in the rapidly developing north side of Brownsville, Texas. We serve Brownsville,  South Padre Island,  and communities north of us including Harlingen. Valley Regional is a Level 3 Trauma Center and offers many sophisticated services such as a Robotic System for Medication Dispensing, and Scanning Bar Code System... Read more​

Current open positions are as follows; NICU RN, ER RN, Med/Surg, PCU RN, ICU RN, Women Care RN, Special Procedure RN, Endoscopy RN

Please forward copy of your resume to ( for review and immediate consideration.
*Student/ Faculty Opportunities/ Employment Opportunities​

The brief presents projections for the supply and demand of registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPNs) for the entire U.S. in 2025. The brief also includes a summary of the importance of RNs and LPNs in the healthcare delivery system, types of services provided and the settings in which these professionals provide services.
Expanding Enrolllment in APRN Programs in Texas

TAB/Texas Team/TNA/CNAP APRN Legislative Initiative 2015 - TOBGNE Advisory Committee

Texas Team - A message to all Deans and Directors​
Congratulations Nurses for being The Most Ethical Profession for the 13th year in a row and once again topping the list of professions with the highest ethical standards in Gallup's 2014 survey on honesty and ethics.
American Nurses Association Declares 2015 the Year of Ethics​
UTB College of Nursing - Bachelor of Science in Nursing 
Class of 2016 Family Night 
October 23, 2014 at the Student Union El Gran Salon​
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