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Nursing Scholarship Opportunity - 2014 - Apply today!
Cameron-Willacy County Medical Alliance- Northern Chapter - Deadline 11/1/14 - Applicant MUST currently be accepted to or in an LVN, A.D.N., B.S.N. or M.S.N. program in the School of Nursing at UTPA, TSTC, UTB, VBMC, STC, TSTC or TSC. And be a resident of northern Cameron County ( San Benito, Harlingen, La Feria, Los Fresnos, excluding Brownsville), or of Willacy County​. 
*Funding Opportunities​
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
We nee​d you!
What: Volunteer faculty and staff  to be "models" for focused assessment & Nursing process with pre printed scripted case studies for the Generic BSN students

Who: The UTB CoN Generic BSN Program needs nursing faculty/staff volunteers! 

When: Any of the time slots listed below! Volunteer for one or more:
  • Monday November 10th 2014 10:00-12:00
  • Monday November 10, 2014 12:00-14:00
  • Tuesday November 11, 2014 08:00-10:00
  • Tuesday November 11 2014 10:00-12:00
  • Tuesday November 11 2014 13:00-15:00
  • Tuesday November 11 2014 15:00-17:00

Where: LHSB 1.604

WHY: Students need real life patient practice with nursing process; assessment, NANDA, Plan, etc. 

Please donate at least two hours of your time and be a part of a nursing students educational journey! This will be scripted case studies you will be "modeling" unless you want to divulge real illnesses diseases. Your call! 
We will ask you lay/sit on the hospital bed for this experience. You may stay clothed. 
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 
Complementary Mind-Body-Spirit Approaches for Maximizing Cancer Wellness - 4.25 CNEs
Date: November 15, 2014
Location: UTPA Main Campus - Student Union Theater
Registration: 956-665-2715
$10 -public & students 
$30 - members STTI 
$45 - RNs (includes 4.25 CNEs)
*Webinars/ Seminars/ Other Learning Opportunities​
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
​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
Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Accepting Applications for Clinical Research Projects
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded over two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be graduates of an M.N., M.S.N., or D.N.P. program and currently practicing in an A.P.N. role.
PURPOSE: Since 1981, the Pittsburgh-based Oncology Nursing Society Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Oncology Nursing Society, has provided opportunities for oncology nurses to pursue their career goals. Read more...  
*Funding Opportunities
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 (

Click here to go to the new NursesLounge website:
Family Night
When: October 23, 2014
Time: 5:30pm
Location: El Gran Salon

For more information please contact Ileana Espinoza at 956-590-6892
Accessibility Awareness Week Celebration Set for October 20-24, 2014
The purpose of UTB’s fourteenth annual Accessibility Awareness Week is both to celebrate abilities and to remind the campus community of our shared responsibility to create an inviting and accessible environment for everyone.​..


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