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