School of Nursing

During 40 Hours for the Forty Acres, the School of Nursing needs your support!  We’re fundraising for four important areas in the School – and your gift of any size can’t come at a better time!

 

Billye J. Brown Professorship in Nursing Leadership-

Help keep the School of Nursing #1 in Texas by contributing to the Billye J. Brown Professorship in Nursing Leadership honoring the School’s first Dean. Your contribution will help close the $50,000 gap to allow us to establish this exciting new professorship and ensure that the UT Austin School of Nursing continues to set the standard in nursing leadership.

 

Area of Greatest Need – 

In the rapidly changing world of nursing education and research, contributing to the area of greatest need provides the School of Nursing with flexibility to address whatever opportunities may arise.

  • In the 1980’s the state of Texas contributed nearly half of the university’s budget.  Today the state’s contribution is close to 12%.  Every gift matters even more today!

School of Nursing Wellness Center – 

For more than 20 years, the School of Nursing has put education and research into practice by providing direct healthcare services to the under- and uninsured of Central Texas.

  • The Family Wellness Clinic (just east of campus) and the Children’s Wellness Clinic (in Del Valle) are operated by the School of Nursing.
  • Each year more than 3,000 patients make over 5,000 visits to this medical home. In these clinics, students are afforded the unique opportunity to hone their skills on the front lines.
  • Faculty research on diabetes and obesity, along with other chronic conditions, is helping to improve the health of Texans. 

Student Services –

Scholarship administration and advising are only a part of the story, which includes student organization activities, enrichment events, and professional development.

  • Career services for Nursing students - including resume-writing workshops, mock interviews, and job search seminars are an important element.
  • Other enrichment events and activities include - graduation, the AE-MSN Pinning Ceremony, the White Coat Ceremony, Honors Day, “Welcome Back to School” events, and Gone to Texas.  Student Services does it all!

Simulation and Skills Labs – 

The recently renovated Simulation Lab and Skills Lab area now need the most technologically advanced equipment and educational tools to provide students with relevant and innovative experiential learning.

  • Students gain experience with common and uncommon events that may not always available in their required clinical rotations.
  • Funds raised for the Sim and Skills Labs will support the purchase of everything from medical equipment to simulation mannequins, technical skills training modules to enhanced technology — all to provide our students with the most realistic simulation and skills experiences possible.

Renovation and Facilities Fund –

The School of Nursing building is over 40 years old and many areas are essentially unchanged since construction.  With nursing and education practices progressing significantly, the facilities must be updated as well and your support helps to make that possible. Funds support a variety of needs related to the building environment.

 

 

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Lunch Time: Power Hour Match
Take a lunch break for this power hour! The first $10,000 in gifts given April 4 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST will receive a match. There is no maximum individual donation amount for this opportunity. Any gift given during this hour will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $10,000, is exhausted.
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Faculty & Staff Match
The first $10,000 in unique gifts given by UT Austin faculty and staff, up to $250 each, will receive a match. Any gift of $250 or less will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $10,000, is exhausted.
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Final Countdown: Power Hour Match
Last chance to double your donation! The first $10,000 in unique gifts given on April 5 from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. CDT, up to $250 each, will receive a match. Any gift of $250 or less will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $10,000, is exhausted.
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$10 at 10AM Challenge- HornRaiser Projects
Congratulations to Kappa Kappa Psi Endowed Scholarship for winning the $10 at 10am Challenge!
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$50 at 5PM Challenge- HornRaiser Projects
Congratulations to Kappa Kappa Psi for winning the $50 at 5PM HornRaiser Challenge!
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Pre-Campaign Faculty & Staff Match
The first $10,000 in payroll deduction pledges, made by UT Austin faculty and staff, between March 1, 2018 and April 3, 2018 will be matched based upon amount pledge between the first day pledged and August 31, 2018. There is no maximum individual donation amount for this opportunity. Any gift, given by faculty and staff payroll deduction, during this time frame will be matched until the total funds to be awarded, $10,000, is exhausted.
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The BIG Give Challenge
Congratulations to Texas Exes!
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Geographic Challenge
Keep an eye on the main page’s donation heat map! The first donor from each state will win an additional $200 toward their designation. Donor’s residence state will be determined by the donor heat map function of giving day website and the credit card billing address.
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Babies and Pets Longhorn Spirit Facebook Photo Contest
Congratulations to Viola Holman for winning the Babies and Pets Photo Contest! Viola chose to designate her award to Texas Women's Volleyball!
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Longhorn Love Twitter Contest
Congrats to @adllewellyn for winning the Longhorn Love Twitter Contest!
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Longhorn Pride Instagram Contest
Congrats to @mekhiem for winning the Longhorn Pride Instagram Contest! @mekhiem chose to designate their award to Texas Taekwondo!
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Student Selfie Contest
Congrats to @gabrielle_fultz for winning the Student Selfie Instagram Contest!
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Throwback Thursday Commencement Photo Contest
Congrats to Iris Holman for winning the Throw Back Thursday Commencement Photo Contest. Iris chose to designate her award to Texas Women's Volleyball!
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Small Colleges and Schools Leaderboard
The top three degree awarding colleges or schools, with fewer than 20,000 alumni, with the greatest number of unique gifts throughout the 40-hour campaign will receive awards. The award designations will be determined by the receiving colleges or schools. *Eligible colleges and schools: School of Architecture, Dell Medical School, School of Information, Jackson School of Geosciences, LBJ School of Public Affairs, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Steve Hicks School of Social Work.
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Early Bird CHALLENGE
Get your coffee ready, it's time to kick off the campaign with the Early Bird Challenge! The college, school, unit or organization that receives the greatest number of unique gifts from 6AM - 7AM CST on April 4 will receive an additional $3,000 award. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization.
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Happy Hour CHALLENGE
The work day is over, it's time to have some fun! The college, school, unit or organization that receives the most money on April 4 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM CST will receive an additional $3,000. The award designation will be determined by the receiving college, school, unit or organization.
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The All-Nighter CHALLENGE
Not a morning person? Then we have the perfect challenge for you! The participating college, school, unit or organization that receives the most money overnight from April 4 at 10 p.m. to April 5 at 6 a.m. CST will be awarded an additional $3,000.
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Mid Morning Stretch CHALLENGE
Slept in during the Early Bird Challenge yesterday? That's ok! Make your gift during the Mid Morning Stretch! The participating college, school, unit or organization that receives the greatest number of unique gifts on April 4 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. CST will receive an additional $3,000. Make a gift now to support your favorite program on campus!
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SURPRISE CHALLENGE !!!!!!!!
The top three colleges, schools, units, or organizations with the greatest number of donations between 3:00 - 5:00pm CDT will receive an additional $2,000, $1,000, or $500!
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