Shsu Awarded More Than $1 Million For Nursing Program

However, the Texas Center for Nursing Workplace Studies reports that despite the increase, the demand for full-time registered nurses in Texas exceeds the supply by about 22,000, a total that is expected to grow as currently-employed nurses retire and the states populations ages and requires more acute care. Funds awarded through the program must be used for faculty enhancement, student recruitment and the identification, development and implementation of curriculum innovations. Sam Houston State Universitys nursing program has already achieved a number of milestones since it began enrolling students in 2010, according to Anne Stiles, director of the School of Nursing. The program has been fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing since Jan. 1, 2013, and administrators will be hearing later in the spring about possible accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. They came to campus in October for their site visit, and we passed 100 percent of their standards, Stiles said. The program has also recently been granted Full Approval status by the Texas Board of Nursing. Students who complete the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam to become a registered nurse. We are very proud of the fact that in our first year of producing graduates, they scored higher than both the state and national pass rates for baccalaureate-prepared nurses, Stiles said. Beyond the classroom, SHSUs nursing program has more than 60 partnerships, which offer students clinical experiences from pediatrics to psychiatry. Nursing students work with clinics, prisons, social agencies, home health care, hospice, the public schools and community programs. Our students are in great demand, said Stiles. Every agency weve approached has wanted us. Later this spring the School of Nursing will offer its first study-abroad program in Costa Rica in partnership with Universidad de Iberoamerica for an intensive clinical experience in pediatric nursing. In December, a trip to Thailand is being planned for a cultural immersion experience. The school is also looking to offer an RN-to-BSN program and an LVN-to-BSN program in the future. For more information about Sam Houston State Universitys School of Nursing, visit . Police Looking Man Who Robbed Two People at Campus View Apartments To comment, the following rules must be followed: No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions No Negative Community Comparisons No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed Stay on Story Topic Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so. If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator. Flagging does not guarantee removal. For the original version visit

Sigma Theta Tau International and Chamberlain College of Nursing Announce the Nursing Education Research Grant

The grant comes at a time of significant discussion in the healthcare industry about the need to prepare nurses to deliver higher quality patient care in an evolving healthcare system. The Nursing Education Research Grant is part of the Sigma Theta Tau International/Chamberlain College of Nursing Center for Excellence in Nursing Education and will fund two $10,000 research projects annually. aThe Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, is proud to partner with Chamberlain College of Nursing to support research that will guide nursing education policy development,a said STTI President Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA. aWe strive to provide nurses globally with the most current and comprehensive resources for developing nursing research, and we know that research will ultimately enhance the policies and educational models that prepare nurses for practice.a aChamberlain and Sigma Theta Tau International are committed to advancing excellence in nursing education globally to prepare nurses to meet the rising standards of care,a said Dr. W. Richard Cowling, vice president of academic affairs for Chamberlain College of Nursing. aThe insights discovered from our collaborative research grant will play a critical role in guiding the development of enhanced teaching models and elevating nursing education.a Call for Submissions: STTI/Chamberlain Center Nursing Education Research Grant The proposed nursing research must meet the following criteria: Project focuses on excellence and innovation in nursing education Applicant is an STTI member in good standing Principal investigator(s) are registered nurses (or country equivalent) with current license and have at least a master's degree in nursing (or country equivalent) Applicant must submit a completed research application package and signed research agreement with appropriate additional documentation and letters of support by May 1 Grant recipients must implement their research projects when funding is received (including proof of Institutional Review Board approval or country equivalent), complete research within 12 months of funding, submit a final report to the STTI/Chamberlain Center and submit a completed abstract to STTI's Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository. The grant recipients will be recognized before more than 2,000 nurse leaders at the 43rd STTI Biennial Convention Nov. 7a11, 2015, in Las Vegas. Online submissions for the 2014 STTI/Chamberlain Center Nursing Education Research Grant must be submitted by May 1. For the original version visit