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Nursing Scholarship Annual Opportunity​ $1,000.00  - Nursing School Scholarship – Deadline August 31 (every year) is offering a $1,000 Nursing School Scholarship available to any student participating in a qualified undergraduate, graduate or certificate level nursing program. This award is given out once every year. The official rules and regulations are listed below.
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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Master's Certificate
Nurses interested in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Master's Certificate may now apply to the UTRGV Graduate School through Apply Texas at

There is not yet an option to apply as a Post-graduate student. 
  • Please apply as an MSN-Administration student. 
  • Specify in your application that you are applying for the PMHNP certificate program. 

You can upload a Word document with the following:  ATTN: PMHNP Certificate Program - Application for Admission. 
  • ​When you get to the section requesting letters of reference, please upload a Word document stating: None Required
  • Upload application documents to​.

Applicants must have a Master's of Science in Nursing degree and have successfully completed Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Physical Assessment and Pharmacotherapeutics. Please follow the link below to view the program degree plan.

The PMHNP program will begin as expected Fall 2015.  The Nursing department will continue to accept applications throughout June. An Admissions Committee will meet by the end of June 2015.  Notification of acceptance will  follow no later than end of July 2015.  

Please forward any questions to​ 
Texas RN-BSN Rural Nurse Residency Program - Special Opportunity for new BSN Graduate Nurses Who Want to Practice in a Rural Area. Now Accepting Applications for May 2015 BSN Graduates.​ Download application here.

Are you a new BSN nurse? Will you be graduating from a RN to BSN program or a generic BSN program? Do you want to practice in a rural setting? Are you looking for a nurse residency program? We have an online rural nurse residency program just for you!

The Academic Progression in Nursing Grant (APIN2) is leading an effort for a 2015 Rural Nurse Residency. The low number of Rural  nurses prepared at the BSN level is extremely low. 

The Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) grant has dedicated funds to increase the number of BSN prepared nurses and nurses of various levels of diversity throughout Texas. Texas is partnering with the University of Iowa to offer a Rural Nursing Residency in Texas. RWJ will pay for 10 nurses to go through a year-long residency and for preceptors shepherding the residents to receive additional training and support. 

Please contact: Julie Thomas -
or for more information.

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*Funding Opportunities​​
Are you having difficulty getting started with your research?

Visit your University Library for hands-on workshops which are designed specifically to help you succeed in obtaining the scholarly resources to ace your research paper and other class assignments. 

No need to sign up in advance, the workshops are available every week, Monday thru Thursday, please see schedule below. However, if your class schedule does not allow you to attend during the workshop set schedule, please submit your request to Workshop Registration to better serve you with your research needs.

All workshops are held at the University Library, Room 1.118.

Mondays and Tuesdays
10 a.m. Basic Library Resources for Research

​2 p.m. Ready for Refworks?

Wednesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m. Google Scholar     

2 p.m. E-Books and Electronic Devices​​
The College of Nursing recognized faculty and staff during National Nurse's Week and held a farewell ceremony for Interim Associate Dean Dr. Anne Renfro and Associate professor Sally Roach on Friday, May 01, 2015 at the Life Health and Sciences Building. ​

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UNITED BROWNSVILLE - INSIGHTS - "TSC Leads Community Forum on Education" - May 13, 2015
"Forbes Global 2000 CEO From UK Featured At TSC's Education Forum" - John Fallon, CEO of Pearson, a company with over $8.2 Billion in revenues, and #796 on Forbes Global 2000 list will be visiting Brownsville, Texas on May 15, 2015 as a special guest and commencement speaker for Texas Southmost College. Read more...

"6 High Paying Jobs You Can Get With An Associates Degree" - On May 16, 2015, Texas Southmost College will hold a graduation ceremony for 290 graduates representing more than 20 programs. Read more...
University of Texas at Brownsville - Career Center - "CALL TO NURSING - UTRGV College of Health Affairs to target community needs" - April 2015 - Litdsy Cortez, a junior nursing major at The University of Texas at Brownsville, looks forward to the day she will see the letters B.S.N. after her name. Cortez said she aspires to become a good nurse who shows compassion while caring for her patients.​  Read more...​


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