Nursing

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From emergency room to courtroom: Meeting the need for forensic nurses in Texas

As first responders to victims of interpersonal violence, including sexual abuse, domestic violence and child and elder abuse, forensic nurses provide specialized care and consolation, collect and preserve evidence and give testimony that can be used in a court of law to convict perpetrators. Ultimately, forensic nurses bridge the gap between medicine and the administration of justice. But despite their important role and the high rates of rape and domestic violence in Texas, there is a shortage of forensic nurses.

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Planning Disaster Day gives students a chance to learn valuable leadership skills

Planning Disaster Day gives students a chance to learn valuable leadership skills

Seniors in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing are balancing lectures, exams and clinical hours, all while planning one of the largest disaster simulations in the country.

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Holiday stress: How to keep the joy alive during the holidays

The weather is cooler, the scents of pine and cinnamon fill the air and holiday music has begun its annual takeover of radio stations. Holidays are a joyous time,

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Forensic nursing

What is forensic nursing?

Abuse victims need the assistance of health care professionals trained in trauma treatment such as sexual assault, partner violence, neglect, or other forms of intentional injury. By collecting evidence and providing testimony for use in a court of law, forensic nurses assist in the apprehension and prosecution of these criminals.

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Q&A: What is Forensic Nursing?

In Texas, the bridge between health care and the criminal justice system is being built by nurses.

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Harnessing Anxiety: Research looks for optimal performance in health care

In a series of research studies, College of Nursing faculty members have teamed together to find out what can be done for nursing students to be at their best for optimal learning and performance.

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Seton Medical Center Williamson gives $250,000 to support nursing education in Round Rock

Seton Medical Center Williamson presented $250,000 to the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing to support the continued development of the college’s RN-to-B.S.N. and Second Degree programs

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College of Nursing Alumni receive DAISY Awards

Two Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Nursing alumni recently received the honor of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The DAISY Award, which stands for diseases attacking

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Colonias Bound: An expedition into preventative health care

This month, the Texas A&M Health Science Center is teaming up with Texas A&M University Colonias Program and Texas A&M International University College of Nursing and heading to the Laredo Colonias to bring both resources and public education to those living in the Texas border communities.

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