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LOOKING PAST THE PANDEMIC

THE GROWING ROLE OF NURSES IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston students demonstrate a virtual reality simulation that teaches de-escalation techniques for inpatient psychiatric/mental health environments. Learn more about our innovations in psychiatric/mental health nursing.


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CIZIK NURSING BY THE NUMBERS - 2021

DEMONSTRATING EXCELLENCE

Cizik School of Nursing's key metrics include increases in our already impressive first-time NCLEX pass rates.

Christian Paige Owen

NURSES NEED HELP, TOO

JONAS SCHOLAR STUDIES THE STRESS OF EMERGENCY NURSING

Clinical Instructor Christian Paige Owen explores the stress of carrying for traumatized patients.

Miguel De La Mora and Andrea Ancer Leal

DYNAMIC DNP DUO

COUPLE AIMS TO SERVE HISPANIC MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS

Andrea Ancer Leal and Miguel De La Mora study and work together to make their big dreams a reality. 

Aaron Loeb

LEARNING ABOUT LGBTQ

PHD STUDENT SEEKS TO IMPROVE CULTURAL COMPETENCE

PhD student Aaron Loeb publishes paper about coping techniques used by older LGBTQ adults.

Dr. Elda Ramirez pictured center.

LEADING DEI

ASSISTANT DEAN BUILDS ON STRENGTHS

Dr. Elda Ramirez leads diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives throughout UTHealth Houston. 

Major Lisa Kasper is helping army

FIGHTING STRENGTH

Army officer earning DNP

Lisa Kasper brought her her nursing skills to the United States Army, which is helping her take the next step in her education. 

Bruce Gillespie

SCHOLARSHIP TIP

NAVY VETERAN SAYS TO JUST APPLY!

Bruce Gillespie couldn't believe he had received a full-ride scholarship from the Houston Livestock Show and RodeoTM

Nursing students are working at Sim Lab.

"Combo Sim"

BSN, FNP STUDENTS LEARN TOGETHER

Simulation brings together nursing students at different points in their education to prepare for the next steps in their careers.

Leaders view plans for new UT Health Services clinic.

GROWING THE PRACTICE

NURSE-LED CLINICS ON THE MOVE

New leadership, new clinic space in store for UT Health Services, Cizik School of Nursing's nurse-led primary care clinics.

Carla Diaz-Lewis

A PURPOSE TO HELP

DONORS CREATE ANNUAL LECTURESHIP

Series teaches health care workers and community members how to identify and assist victims of domestic violence.

Supporters of Cizik School of Nursing

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS!

Contributions support mission

Steadfast supporters enrich nursing excellence year after year.

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A POWERFUL “THANK YOU” TO OUR PARTNERS

VIRTUAL SPRING LUNCHEON

Event raises almost $150,000 for student scholarships and faculty research at Cizik School of Nursing.

Sheri Henriksen

LIGHT THE WAY FORWARD

TOWARD A BETTER FUTURE

To help light the way forward, contact UTHealth Houston Office of Development Estate and Gift Planning. 

Nitha Mathew Joseph

PROGRESSING ON THE CLINICAL TRACK

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR SHARES HER JOURNEY

"With determination and focused goals, you can progress to the next level," said Dr. Nitha Mathew Joseph.

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STROKE AWARENESS

RESEARCHERS PROPOSE SPANISH ACRONYM

Nursing leads research and development of award-winning Spanish-language acronym for awareness of stroke signs and symptoms.

Chukwudi C. Ekwemalor

SALUTE TO NURSES

HONOREES SHARE BACKGROUND IN MENTAL HEALTH

A common thread connects the Cizik School of Nursing faculty member and student honored in the Houston Chronicle’s 2021 Salute to Nurses – mental health care experience in the criminal justice system.

Dr. Seema Aggarwal and Dr. Jennifer Beauchamp

STROKE CARE DISTRUPTED

NURSE SCIENTIST RESEARCH PANDEMIC’S EFFECTS

Aggarwal looks at in-patient rehabilitation; Beauchamp studies data from hospital admissions.

Marianne Marcus, EdD, RN, FAAN

“A TEACHER’S TEACHER”

DR. MARIANNE MARCUS BUILT ON A TMC LEGACY

Professor Emeritus Marianne Marcus remembers the early days of nursing education at UTHealth Houston. 

NURSES IN THE OUTFIELD!

NURSES IN THE OUTFIELD!

IN-PERSON COMMENCEMENT HITS A HOME RUN

The 2020-2021 graduates of Cizik School of Nursing celebrated in-person commencement at Minute Maid Park.

Cizik School of Nursing researchers.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

CURRENTLY FUNDED STUDIES

Ongoing research projects aim to help kids experiencing cancer, youth experiencing homelessness, and new nurses transitioning into the workforce.

Jessica Shank Coviello and Jessica Hartos

WELCOME AND FAREWELLS

NEW AND RETIRING FACULTY

In 2021, Cizik School of Nursing welcomed several new faculty and leadership and celebrated the careers of our retiring faculty.

Susan D. Ruppert and Cathy L. Rozmus

FACULTY HONORS

RUPPERT AND ROZMUS HONORED IN 2021

Prestigious health care academies honored Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston faculty members in 2021.

Cizik School of Nursing 50th anniversary logo

50 YEARS OF SUCCESS!

HELP US CELEBRATE IN 2022

Calling all alumni, students, supporters, retirees, staff, and faculty! Share your memories, mementos, and photographs.

FACULTY OPPORTUNITIES

FACULTY OPPORTUNITIES

HIGHLIGHTED POSITIONS

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston offers enriching opportunities for faculty to grow their careers.