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Family Night
When: October 23, 2014
Time: 5:30pm
Location: El Gran Salon

For more information please contact Ileana Espinoza at 956-590-6892
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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
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AMES HIGH A Continuing Education Company - CNE Required Courses
"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​ 
*Webinars/ Seminars/ Other Learning Opportunities​
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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
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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 
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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
Email: hood014@cougars.csusm.edu 
kaylahood2009@gmail.com​
​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


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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 (Melinda.Munoz1@utb.edu)

Click here to go to the new NursesLounge website:
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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​
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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.​

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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...
*Webinars/ Seminars/ Other Learning Opportunities
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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​
*Webinars/ Seminars/ Other Learning Opportunities
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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. 
*Webinars/ Seminars/ Other Learning Opportunities​
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Opening Day at the Smart Hospital in Harlingen, TX.
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS/ papers

The City of Brownsville is pleased to announce a Call for abstracts, Papers, and Posters for the 5th Annual Border Research Forum - October 9, 2014, in Brownsvillle, TX at the Brownsville Event Center - The Border Research Forum is held during Border Binational Health Week, an initiative of the U.S.-México Border Health Commission that focuses on public health promotion with the message theme of “Families in Action for Health, Preventing Obesity and Diabetes.”​
Deadline Oct. 1, 2014
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The American Nurses Association and The International Council of Nurses (ICN) - Call for Ab​s​tracts for the ICN Conference to be held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, June 19-23, 2015. With the theme "Global Citizen, Global Nursing," the ICN 2015 Conference will provide a global platform for the dissemination of nursing knowledge and leadership across specialties​, cultures and countries.
Call for abstracts. Deadline Oct. 7, 2014
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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
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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
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The 2014 International Symposium on Minority Health & Health Disparities
Transdisciplinary Collaborations: Evolving Dimensions of US and Global Health Equity
December 1 - 3, 2014
Call for abstracts. Deadline Extended: August 15, 2014

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