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Hill Country Advanced Practice Nurses & Physician Assistants Association - Full Practice Authority Bill​ - Texas House Bill 1885 has been filed!  This bill, in combination with Senate Bill 751, will grant Full Practice Authority for Texas NPs.  

Below are links to HB 1885, SB 751, as well as Texas Nurse Practitioners'  website where you may obtain more information and forms for communicating your support to your legislators.  Please take a few moments to contact your legislators in support of these important Bills.  

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​
UTHealth & UTB College of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions Dept. of Biomedicine - Translational Research Seminar Series " Leveraging cognitive biases for STEM education: An introduction to ‘educational neuroscience’ " by Manuel G. Saldivar, Ph.D.  
March 6, 2015 @11:00am-12:00pm in the UTSPH/RAHC building rm. N 1.130
*Webinars/ Seminars/ Other Learning Opportunities​
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month with April 10, 2015 designated as Wear Blue Day.  We want to work with the Texas Organization of Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Education and have members wear blue on April 10th. Wear blue day  

As the number of Texas children being abused continue to rise it is important that everyone become involved.​

We would like to share with you some sad facts about an epidemic that is affecting the lives of America’s children.  More than three million children are reported as abused or neglected in America every year, with one million of those cases being confirmed.  And, sadly, over 160 children died in Texas alone last year from child abuse or neglect.

While these statistics are horrifying, there is hope.  We know that child abuse and neglect are preventable.  There is no reason for this many children to not enjoy a sense of security in the one place they should expect it most – home.  

By wearing blue on April 10, 2015 you will be making a statement.  With your help, we can stop this violence – and bring hope to America's children.  You can make a difference in the lives of our children. 
U.S. Department of Agriculture​ - Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO)​ Grant
CFDA #10.443 Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program. Funding opportunity number: OAO-00008​
Grant Application Deadline: April 13, 2015 
*Funding 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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