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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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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. 
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Opening Day at the Smart Hospital in Harlingen, TX.
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Texas Nursing Association: APRN News from TNA
July 21, 2014 - Read more...​
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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.
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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"

*Resources
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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.
*Interesting Reading
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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
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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 : http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/events/ . To view the slides from that webinar click here. ​ 
*Webinars/ Seminars/ Other Learning Opportunities
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American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Dr. Eileen Breslin
Dr. Eileen Breslin from UTHSC San Antonio Assumes Presidency of AACN​
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Rio Grande Valley Breastfeeding Coalition Annual Conference
A Call to Action: Breastfeeding Works and it Matters - August 14, 2014
UTHealth - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - School of Biomedical Informatics
Biomedical 4 + 1 program - Info Session - June 25, 2014
Nursing was included in the Memorandum of Understanding in preparation for the possibility that our BSN students might be interested in the 4+1 and to begin to prepare for a collaborative Nursing Informatics graduate degree in nursing.  If you want to attend the luncheon you need to RSVP to Jeannette by June 20th for a lunch count.
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Valley Regional Medical Center - Stroke Center Celebration
May 28, 2014
valley regional stroke center celebration
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3rd Annual Behavioral Health Conference - Transforming Ourselves Through Mental Health and Wellness
May 22 & 23​, 2014 - Student Union Gran Salon
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Nursing Scholarship Opportunity - 2014 - Apply today!
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) Nursing Scholarship  – Deadline is 05/23/14​ ​ 
NAHN is a non-profit professional association committed to the promotion of the professionalism and dedication of Hispanic nurses by providing equal access to educational, professional, and economic opportunities for Hispanic nurses.  For more information please go to their website www.nahnnet.org.
Scholarship Criteria:
  • Must be an NAHN member enrolled in an accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, bachelor’s and/or graduate nursing program.
  • Must have a min cumulative 3.0 GPA
​Scholarship Application can be found at:               http://www.nahnnet.org/NAHNScholarships.html
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NLN Foundation for Education - Faculty Scholarships
Deadline to apply - May 14, 2014
Each year, the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education offers three to four scholarships to support the NLN’s mission to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation’s health.
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national nurses week
National Nurses Week - May 6 - May 12
National Nurses Day - May 6
Free National Nurses Week 2014 Webinar - "Transforming Health Care Through Nursing Leadership" - May 7
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BSN Information Session
May 1, 2014 - 11am @ Salon Cassia Discussion about the program admission requirements: pre-nursing courses, curriculum, immunizations, criminal background check, drug screen test, TEAS test, etc.​
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December Graduation Application Deadline - May 1, 2014
In order to assure that graduate students graduating in December are cleared in a timely manner, those anticipating December graduation should apply for graduation by May 1st. The form must be signed by the Graduate Program Coordinator or the graduate faculty advisor who assisted the student with their Program of Study.
Please notify and/or remind your advisees, who plan to graduate, that the form is available at the Graduate Studies Office or on the Graduate Studies website​:
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Hope Family Health Center
Mental Health Training Series
click here​ for registration form. $15 discount for early registration ends 4/17/14.​
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HACU Health Disparities Research Training Program
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Mini-Symposium in Genetics part 3
April 8, 2014

Mini-Symposium in Genetics part 2
April 3, 2014

Mini-Symposium in Genetics part 1
April 1, 2014
To watch the youtube video of part 1 of the Mini-Symposium click here.
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Demystifying Teaching at UTRGV Series of workshops, informal eating/sharing sessions and discussions.
April 4,2014 - Demystifying Series - Demystifying the Visual quality of Materials We have the tools and they are easy! 
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16th Annual UTB ​Research Symposium
April 4, 2014
utb research symposium
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Research Week - College of Nursing
April 1, 2014 ​ - Pathways to Excellence in Nursing Research with Keynote speaker: Marygrace Leveille PhD, RN, ACNP-BC. 10:30am at Salon Cassia Main Building
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Certified Nurses Day
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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) on Computer Science And Its Applications​
In this Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, the students will have opportunities to do research in computer science and apply computer science to solve problems in the areas of cybersecurity, energy, healthcare, and space exploration.
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Masters of Science in Nursing degree program receives US News and World Report recognition.
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS​  (January 8, 2014) - The University of Texas at Brownsville has been recognized by a nationwide magazine for its online education programs.
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COLLEGE OF NURSING FACULTY MEMBER SELECTED AS A FELLOW IN THE AMERICAN​ ACADEMY OF NURSING

WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2013)—Dr. Nora Montalvo-Liendo, Associate Professor in the Master of Science in Nursing Program has been selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.  This is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing.

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