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  • The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
  • Nursing Shortage in Texas
    • Texas is 20% below national average for RN’s per population, currently short 28,000 RN’s
    • Texas is the second fastest growing state in the nation
    • The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 23% growth of RN positions by 2006
    • Texas Nurses Association is proposing that the current graduation rate double by 2007
  • STRONG JOB MARKET FOR THE PREDICTABLE FUTURE
  • What is Nursing?
    • It’s not just what you think….
  • UT Programs in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Prepares the Generalist
    • Practice In:
    • Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Geriatrics, Psychiatric, Cardiac, Pulmonary, Rehab, Infection Control, ER, ICU, Occupational, Public Health, School Nursing, Long-term care, Hospice Care
    • Oncology, Flight Nurse,Operating Room, Home Health,
    • Parish Nursing, Public Health, Etc.
  • Master of Science in Nursing Prepares the Specialist Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Specialist Nurse Midwife Nurse Anesthetist
  • PhD in Nursing Prepares The Nurse Researcher NIH Ranks UT Austin School of Nursing 10th In the Nation in Funded Research
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  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Two Tier Admission
    • Admitted to UT as Pre-Nursing Student
      • Two years of prerequisites
        • Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Math, Nutrition
        • Pharmacology, Anatomy and Physiology, English, Government, History, Psychology, Growth and Development, Statistics, Fine Arts, Statistics, Research, Ethics, Communication
  • Apply to Professional Sequence (last semester of sophomore yr)
      • GPA: Science, Nursing, Liberal Arts, Cumulative
      • Essay
      • Volunteer Activities
      • Letters of Reference
  • Professional Sequence Upper Division, Jr-Sr Years
    • Theory - Classroom Instruction
    • Skills - Simulation Lab
    • Practicum Courses - Hospital and Community
    • Adult Health, Mental Health, Aging, Childbearing, Pediatrics, Public Health, Management, Genetics, Spanish for Healthcare Providers
    • Capstone Preceptorship - 120 hrs full time, last semester of senior year, hospital setting
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  • Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas
    • Licensing Exam (NCLEX) taken after successful completion of an accredited academic program
    • After Passing the Exam
      • Graduate becomes a Registered Nurse
  • Supporting Programs and Student Organizations
    • Peer Mentoring
    • Freshman Interest Groups (FIGS)
    • SHINE Program(students helping in nursing education) Student assists Faculty
    • Student Groups
      • UT Nursing Student Association
      • African American Nsg Student Assoc
      • Hispanic Nsg Student Assoc
      • Longhorn Men in Nursing
  • Resources for Students
    • Learning Center
      • Computer Lab
      • Audio-Visuals
      • Faculty Reserves
      • Group Study Rooms
    • Academic Advising
    • Career Counseling
    • Learning Enhancement Office
  • High School Counselors: It’s getting serious, now!
  • ABOUT HALF THE RN WORKFORCE WILL REACH RETIREMENT AGE IN THE NEXT 15 YEARS
  • UT Austin School of Nursing Needs Your Best and Your Brightest
  • Additional Information
    • www.utexas.edu/nursing/
    • Student Affairs Office 512-232-4788
    • Sarah Peters - Placement Recruitment
      • 512-232-4783