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UTHealth & UTB Dept. of Biomedicine- Translational Research Seminar Series - November 21, 2014
2015 Concept-Based Curriculum Conference - "Implementing and Evaluating the Concept-Based Curriculum" 
At the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown in New Mexico from January 5-7, 2015. Please note that the early bird registration has been extended to November 20, 2014, a savings of $40 per person! Read more...​ 
Nursing Scholarship Opportunity​. Apply Today!!
University of Texas at Brownsville - College of Nursing Scholarship
Application Deadline December 1, 2014 - Must be enrolled as a Nursing major. Click here for scholarship application
*Funding Opportunities​
The course evaluation period for Fall 2014 is scheduled from Nov. 17 - Dec. 7, 2014. The window for submissions has been extended by a week this fall to accommodate students’ availability during the Thanksgiving break. The evaluation period will close at midnight Dec. 7 before finals begin the following day.​ 

Please remind your students of the value we place on their input from the course evaluations. Please continue to ask them to take a minute to respond as often as you can between now and the last class day. Thank you!!! 
Help your students reserve a seat at UTRGV - Students who are enrolled UT Brownsville for Spring 2015 who are in good academic standing will be automatically admitted to The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Read more...
The University Library is offering a series of instructional sessions​ each semester.These sessions serve as information literacy and supplemental instructional technology to assist your students to succeed in your classes. A sign-in sheet is provided for each session which can be sent to you via email if you wish to offer extra credit for your classes. The sessions cover learning the basics of library research, Refworks, Electronic Books (E-Books) and using Google Scholar.​ These sessions will be held at the University Libarary Instruction Lab 1.118

Learning Basic Library Resources for Research (Monday & Tuesday: 10am)
This workshop will teach you the basics of using the library to find information. This session is ideal for those new to college research and new to using the online library.​

Ready for Refworks? (Monday & Tuesday: 2pm)
Do you need to organize your research? Do you want to learn how to create bibliographies and reference pages? Then join us at Ready for Refworks? 

Google Scholar and You! (Wednsday & Thursday: 10am)
This workshop will teach you the basics of Google Scholar and how to use it to personalize and maximize your library research.

E-Books and Your Electronic Devices (Wednsday & Thursday: 2pm)
This session will cover how to download electronic books (E-books) on to your electronic devices. Please bring your tablets and laptops so that we may cover how to retrieve and download the electronic books. 

If you would like to schedule a library instruction session please visit​

For further assistance, feel free to contact

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.​..
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 
UTB - College of Nursing presents: Thesis Defense by MSN Student Edward Stiner “The Effects of Enhanced Discharge Education On Knowledge Retention In First Time Stroke/ TIA Patients”​
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 12th
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: BRHP 1.205
For more information: 956-882-5070​


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