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
 Tex...
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, Car...
Master of Science in Nursing
Prepares the Specialist
Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nurse Midwife
Nurse Anes...
PhD in Nursing
Prepares
The Nurse Researcher
NIH Ranks UT Austin
School of Nursing 10th
In the Nation in
Funded Research
Bachelor of Science in
Nursing
Two Tier Admission
 Admitted to UT as Pre-Nursing Student
 Two years of prerequisites
 Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology...
Apply to Professional Sequence
(last semester of sophomore yr)
 GPA: Science, Nursing, Liberal Arts, Cumulative
 Essay
...
Professional Sequence
Upper Division, Jr-Sr Years
Theory - Classroom Instruction
Skills - Simulation Lab
Practicum Courses...
Board of Nurse Examiners for
the State of Texas
 Licensing Exam (NCLEX) taken after
successful completion of an accredite...
Supporting Programs and
Student Organizations
 Peer Mentoring
 Freshman Interest Groups (FIGS)
 SHINE Program(students ...
Resources for Students
 Learning Center
 Computer Lab
 Audio-Visuals
 Faculty Reserves
 Group Study Rooms
 Academic ...
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 Recruitm...
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School of Nursing

  1. 1. The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. STRONG JOB MARKET FOR THE PREDICTABLE FUTURE
  4. 4. What is Nursing? It’s not just what you think….
  5. 5. UT Programs in Nursing
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Master of Science in Nursing Prepares the Specialist Nurse Practitioner Clinical Nurse Specialist Nurse Midwife Nurse Anesthetist
  8. 8. PhD in Nursing Prepares The Nurse Researcher NIH Ranks UT Austin School of Nursing 10th In the Nation in Funded Research
  9. 9. Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Apply to Professional Sequence (last semester of sophomore yr)  GPA: Science, Nursing, Liberal Arts, Cumulative  Essay  Volunteer Activities  Letters of Reference
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Resources for Students  Learning Center  Computer Lab  Audio-Visuals  Faculty Reserves  Group Study Rooms  Academic Advising  Career Counseling  Learning Enhancement Office
  16. 16. High School Counselors: It’s getting serious, now!
  17. 17. ABOUT HALF THE RN WORKFORCE WILL REACH RETIREMENT AGE IN THE NEXT 15 YEARS
  18. 18. UT Austin School of Nursing Needs Your Best and Your Brightest
  19. 19. Additional Information  www.utexas.edu/nursing/  Student Affairs Office 512-232-4788  Sarah Peters - Placement Recruitment  512-232-4783

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