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​​​Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin
A Quarterly Publication of the Texas Board of Nursing
​I​​ss​u​e Articles
​April 2014​ "New and updated Continuing Nursing Education Requirements"
​January 2014
"Board to Issue Advanced​ Practice Registered Nurses A Second License Number" pg. 1
"FAQ: Initiation of CPR - A Nurse's​ Duty" pg.4
NLN Nursing Education Newsletter​​ ​
​May 2014 ​Volume 11, Issue 5​
​March 2014 Volume 11, Issue 4​​
​February ​2014 Volume 11, Issue 3
​​American Association of Colleges of Nursing ​
​May - June 2014 ​Vol. 40 No. 3​
​​March - April 2014 Vol. 40 No. 2
​​Texas Nurses Association
Texas Nursing Voice
​​April - June 2014 Vol.​ 8 No. 2​​

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News and events

Texas Nursing Association: APRN News from TNA
July 21, 2014 - Read more...​
The Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA) is pleased to announce a CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for the GNSA Policy Committee.
This select group of graduate students will receive support to become highly-skilled advocates and learn about the essential tools for effective advocacy at the local, state, and national levels. Additionally, members of the GNSA Policy Committee will offer insight to AACN on policy issues of importance to graduate nursing students. 
Through participation in this committee, members will have an opportunity to serve in a leadership role, enhance their professional development, and acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to be effective policy and advocacy leaders for nursing. The GNSA Policy Committee will consist of four GNSA members who will serve no more than two, one-year terms. Deadline - 8/22/14
M.E.N.D. (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It!) 
The MEND Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire children, families and adults to lead and sustain fitter, healthier and happier lives.
If you are interested in delivering the evidence-based MEND youth obesity program please plan to attend the MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition and Do it!) training.
Mind and Nutrition
Dates:   Tuesday, July 29th and Wednesday, July 30th
Time:     9-5
Location: School of Public Health located in the UTB campus​ SPH map

Physical Activity (CATCH)
Dates : Friday, August 1st  
Time:     9-5
Location: Episcopal Day School EDS map

For more info:
Irene Carrion de Martinez
(956) 882-5897 
Rio Grande Valley Breastfeeding Coalition Annual Conference
A Call to Action: Breastfeeding Works and it Matters - August 14, 2014
College of Nursing Hosts Bachelor of Science in Nursing Orientation for the first class of traditional BSN students.
7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 in Room 1.104 at the Life and Health Science Building.
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. 
Photos and highlights of the event are coming soon.
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​
Preparation Course for the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
7/14/14 - 7/24/14
If you are interested in the Bachelor of Nursing program at UTB and need to pass the TEAS, The Language Institute is offering a preparation course that will improve your chances of passing this test. Click here to contact our office for more information.​
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. 
City of Hope 
Now accepting applications for our annual CME/CEU-accredited Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment, which has a new curriculum and distance-only training options. Phase 1 Distance Learning: Nov. 21, 2014 – Feb 2, 2015 Phase 2 on-campus workshops at City of Hope (Full-Spectrum  only):  Feb 24-27, 2015 Phase 3 12+ months professional development, clinical & research support (all tracks). 
Enrollment for the 2015 Winter course will begin on June 20, 2014. The deadline will be August 1, 2014.
Opening Day at the Smart Hospital in Harlingen, TX.
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STATS WHISPERER Webinar - "How to Assess a Statistical Research Study" by William Bannon

STATS WHISPERER Webinar - "Binary Logistic Regression, You, and Neil Diamond" by William Bannon
There have had several requests in the last few weeks to make available some instruction on Binary logistic regression. Therefore, we have posted our webinar "Binary Logistic Regression, Neil Diamond, and You"

Student Internships for Summer and Fall 2014 
Attention undergraduate and graduate students, Summer and Fall 2014 internships are 
available at the Office of Minority Health & the Office of Border Affairs in Harlingen, TX. 
The Brownsville Herald - "Finding a legacy - Local professor uses settlement for scholarships​"
Dr. Eloisa G. Taméz is establishing a scholarship endowment in honor of her late parents using a portion of the settlement she received from the U.S. Government for constructing the 18-foot fence that cuts her property in two.
Congratulations to The University of Texas at Brownsville 
Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN) program stands out as one of the Universities in Texas making significant strides to meet the IOM recommendation for 80% of nurses to obtain the BSN by 2020! 
UTB has significantly increased their RN-BSN enrollments and their RN-BSN graduations over the past 2 years!!
2013 Texas Nursing Workforce data show:
47.8% of Texas Nurses hold a ADN or Diploma
52.2% of Texas Nurses hold a BSN or higher
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Assessment of Expanding Community College Baccalaureates in Texas
Many College of Nursing faculty were involved in the Rand Corporation’s Assessment of Expanding Community College Baccalaureates in Texas. The Draft Findings were reported to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  The webinar can be viewed at : . To view the slides from that webinar click here. ​
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Dr. Eileen Breslin
Dr. Eileen Breslin from UTHSC San Antonio Assumes Presidency of AACN​


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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
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 October 7, 2014​
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 July 1, 2014

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