Co-Curricular Opportunities for BSN Students

UTHealth News Article:

"Second fellowship cohort gains skills and understanding about people with disabilities" by Ina Fried

The Joan and Stanford Alexander Fellowship in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Pacesetter BSN students or RN- BSN students in their second semester are invited to apply in their J2 (Pacesetter) or in their 2nd semester of their RN-BSN semester for participation in a one-semester, two credit hour fellowship in their S1 (Pacesetter) or 3rd RN-BSN semester. Selected fellows will be awarded $2,000 each. Fellowship recipients will be able to demonstrate delivery of competent care for People with Disabilities – across the life span. The program includes:

  • Ninety (90) hours of clinical and enrichment activities fulfilled as independent study.
  • Fellows rotate through various primary, acute and community care sites while working with interdisciplinary professionals. 
  • Fellows will participate in multidisciplinary rounds and weekly conference activities.
  • Fellows will present clinical case studies during debriefing conferences.
  • Full-time student
  • 3.5 GPA
  • J2 or 2nd semester RN-BSN in good standing at time of application
  • No withdrawals
  • Completion of the application by the communicated deadline
  • Participation in an interview
  • COVID-19 vaccination (required by clinical sites)

For program details, see: Aims and Objectives (.pdf)

A program flyer is available here (.pdf)

Read an article from UTHealth News about the Fellowship

Application deadline will be announced through an email generated by the Pacesetter Director.

To apply today, complete and submit this Fellowship Application.

Questions? Contact program coordinator Allison P. Edwards, DrPH, MS, RN, CNE, 713-500-2133.

Joan and Stanford Alexander Fellows Cohort 4.0

Archived Fellows Testimonial Videos

Ambassador Program

Led by senior faculty members, the Ambassador Program offers extracurricular mentorship and leadership development activities to selected senior BSN students in the Fall and Spring semesters who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. In addition to their course work, the Ambassadors spend the year prior to graduation mentored by faculty in order to learn and develop skills to help make them more successful in the workforce and to prepare them for leadership opportunities. Ambassadors are entitled to wear green recognition cords with their regalia at Commencement. To learn more about the program or to apply, contact Dr. Linda Brown.