School of Nursing congratulates The University of Texas at Austin on vault into top 25 ranking
Posted: Oct. 4, 2012
Today the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, one of the most authoritative assessments of universities, and certainly one of the most prestigious, announced that the University of Texas at Austin had moved into the number 25 spot on its latest top 25 ranking.
The School of Nursing congratulates President Bill Powers, members of the university’s administration and the other schools, colleges and units comprising the university. We are proud of the university’s accomplishments and reputation and pleased to be an active contributor to the excellence in education, research and service that is synonymous with The University of Texas at Austin.
As a component of the university, we not only share in its accolades, but also in its ability to draw the best and the brightest. Due in part to the university’s stellar reputation, we have been able to attract some of the most intelligent and hard-working students and faculty in the country and across the world.
As a result, we are able to count among our alumni people such as Dr. Mary Wakefield, the first nurse to be appointed as administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Guardia Banister, the 2012 winner of the Mary Mahoney Award acknowledging significant contributions to advancing equal opportunities in nursing for members of minority groups.
We have also been able to hire some of the finest faculty to develop innovative and one-of-a-kind curriculum, such as the disaster preparedness program, recognized last year by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing with the 2011 Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award. Our faculty are leaders in nursing education and research, and three of them will be inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Nursing later this month.
In addition, the School of Nursing has just received notice of a $350,000 grant from the federal government to support students in our outstanding nurse practitioner programs to help meet the growing demand for primary care services.
UT System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa said it very well: “UT Austin’s impressive showing in The Times Higher Education World Rankings is evidence that the university’s motto rings true: ‘What starts here changes the world.’”