A new program at the UTHealth School of Nursing will facilitate the transition of veterans into professional nursing by providing an opportunity for 10 veterans per semester to receive academic credit for prior military training and experience. Dr. Bridgette R. Pullis (pictured at left) received a new, three-year federal grant that will support establishing a Veterans’ Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (VBSN).
Dr. Susan Benedict (pictured at left) will retire Aug. 31 from the UTHealth School of Nursing, where she currently is assistant dean and chair of the Department of Acute and Continuing Care and director of the Global Health program. She also is co-chair of UTHealth’s Campus-wide Ethics program and holder of the PARTNERS Endowed Professorship in Nursing.
“I look forward to this new adventure!” said Dr. Allison Edwards (pictured at left) on being appointed July 9 to the Texas Board of Nursing by Governor Greg Abbott. A registered nurse with a doctoral degree in Public Health, she will serve a six-year term on the board that oversees the state’s nursing schools and nursing licensees.
An endowed professorship created in 2010 by Houston businessman and philanthropist Ralph Thomas to honor his wife, Bette Thomas, has just been awarded to Dr. Kristen Starnes-Ott (pictured at left), director of the Nurse Anesthesia Division at the UTHealth School of Nursing. Starnes-Ott now is the holder of the Bette P. Thomas Distinguished Professorship for Innovative Healthcare Delivery, made effective to May 1.
An experienced RN and current UTHealth student explains the benefits of getting an advanced degree in Nursing Informatics.