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TEXAS A&M COLLEGE OF NURSING BY THE NUMBERS PROGRAMS Master of Science in Nursing Program Specialties Total number of students enrolled as of Fall 2018 (AY2019)* MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner: 44 MSN-Nursing Education: 26 MSN-Forensic Nursing: 6

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Tracks Total number of students enrolled as of Fall 2018 (AY2019)* Traditional BSN: 192 Second Degree BSN: 45 RN to BSN: 66

EXPANSION OF CLINICAL PARTNERS BSN Total number of sites: 81 (22 hospitals, 19 clinics, 40 other**) Rural: 7% | Urban/Suburban: 93% Medically Underserved (MUA): 51% MSN-FNP Total number of sites: 62 (56 clinics, 6 other**) Rural: 11% | Urban/Suburban: 89% Medically Underserved (MUA): 40%

*As reported to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) **The “other� category includes: nursing homes/assisted living facilities, senior centers, churches, community centers, higher education institutions (MSN-Ed teaching practicum course), home visits and school districts.

MSN-ED Total number of sites: 16 (7 hospitals, 4 clinics, 5 higher ed) Rural: 25% | Urban/Suburban: 75% Medically Underserved (MUA): 31% MSN-FORENSIC NURSING Total number of sites: 2 (2 hospitals) Rural: 25% | Urban/Suburban: 75% Medically Underserved (MUA): 50%


LEADERSHIP

Nancy Fahrenwald, PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN, Dean and Professor

Debra Wise Matthews, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assistant Professor

Virginia Ann Utterback, PhD, RN, CNE, Assistant Dean for Distant Site Round Rock and Clinical Associate Professor

Sharon Dormire, PhD, RN, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Education and Professor

Matthew Sorenson, PhD, APN, ANP-C, FAAN, Assistant Dean for Graduate Nursing Education and Professor

Jane Bolin, PhD, JD, BSN, Associate Dean for Research and Professor

Todd Stricherz, MS, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Shirley Davidson, MBA, Associate Dean for Finance and Administration

Cynthia Weston, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, Associate Dean for Clinical and Outreach Affairs and Assistant Professor


PROGRAMS, VALUES AND STUDENT OUTCOMES TOP RANKING BSN AND MSN DEGREE PROGRAMS With the most recently developed online Master of Science in Nursing degree program and one of the youngest nursing schools ranked, Texas A&M College of Nursing rose to No. 11 - more than 70 spots - in just one academic year with the announcement of the 2020 US News and World Report rankings. The College of Nursing offers three different master’s degree specialties including: family nurse practitioner, nursing education and forensic nursing. The MSN degree program was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in 2014 and the inaugural class of MSN in nursing education students began their advanced education. Since 2015, when the MSN program was initially accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the family nurse practitioner and forensic nursing master’s program specialties have been formalized with additional graduate degree and post-graduate certificate programs currently in development. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree programs ranked No. 3 across the nation for best BSN program at accredited nursing schools by Best Health Care Degrees. Five key criteria are used in the methodology including cost, graduation rate, job placement, salary potential and student satisfaction. Texas A&M College of Nursing offers three different tracks – Traditional, Second Degree and RN to BSN – tailored to meet the needs of and demand for BSN prepared nurses in all areas of specialty across the health care landscape.

REPRESENTATION AND INCLUSIVITY Texas A&M University received a 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award and was recognized as a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED Award is a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding 2019 commitment to diversity and inclusion. INSIGHT into diversity recognized Texas A&M for exemplifying dedication to diversity and inclusion throughout the campus community, across academic programs and at the highest administrative levels. The magazine points to the university’s comprehensive efforts toward fostering an inclusive environment for all.

PRACTICING MINDFULNESS National studies indicate that nursing students report overwhelming stress and anxiety affects academic success more so than non-nursing students. All prelicensure students complete a mental health course, a topic woven through both the undergraduate and graduate curricula. To support current students and help combat this national statistic, the college offers an optional, 16-hour mindfulness-based program to guide students in reducing stress and anxiety. Held two hours a week over 8-weeks, the course teaches students to be present in the moment. The goal is to ensure graduates are prepared not only academically but also personally so that as they enter the workforce, they have the tools to provide the best patient-centered care possible.


RACE/ETHNICITY TRENDS State of TX1 (N=27M+) White: 43%

Black/Multi-Racial: 12.5%

Asian: 4.7% Native Hawaiian: 0%

Hispanic/Latino: 38.8%

Native American: 0% Multi-Racial: 0%

Unknown/Other: 1%

FIVE YEAR TREND IN STUDENT RACE/ETHNICITY (Benchmark State of TX Census)

FIVE YEAR TREND IN FACULTY RACE/ETHNICITY (Benchmark State of TX Census)

Nursing Students 2014 (N=199)

Nursing Faculty 2014 (N=37)

Asian: 4%

Hispanic/Latino: 5.4%

Black/Multi-Racial: 2.5%

Native American: 2.7%

Hispanic/Latino: 10%

White: 91.9%

White: 83.5%

Asian, Native Hawaiian, Black/Multi-Racial including Black, Unknown/Other: 0%

Native Hawaiian, Native American, Multi-Racial, Unknown/Other: 0% Nursing Students 2018 (N=379)

Nursing Faculty 2018 (N=67)

Asian: 2.1%

Asian: 1.5%

Black/Multi-Racial: 2.1%

Hispanic/Latino: 12%

Hispanic/Latino: 19.8%

Native American: 1.5%

Native American: 0.3%

White: 85%

Multi-Racial: 2.9%

Black/Multi-Racial, Native Hawaiian, Unknown/Other: 0%

White: 72.8% Native Hawaiian, Unknown/Other: 0%

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Census Bureau (2015) Population Estimates


STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

20+ scholarships

1,300+ grads

99% NCLEX-RN®

offered by donors

since 2008

pass rate

100% FNP certification

1:10 BSN faculty to student ratio

Certifications and trainings

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020 to date

5 yr Total

TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety)

133

138

166

46

46

529

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

99

117

98

88

78

480

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

-

32

38

48

37

155

NRP® (Neonatal Resuscitation Program®)

-

23

16

19

18

76

73

58

70

101

31

333

4-Hr Basic Evidence Collection

-

115

140

140

163

558

Stop the Bleed

-

-

-

103

-

103

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

-

-

30

33

-

66

FEMA NIMS—BSN

-

76

271

332

-

679

-

-

-

62

-

62

A Matter of Balance

(FEMA National Incident Management System)

FEMA NIMS—RN to BSN

(FEMA National Incident Management System)

Leading Advanced Certification Opportunities for Nursing Students: 3,040+ in Five Years

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS Grant funding awarded in (FY) wherein our faculty were PI, Co-PI or Co-I

$469,593 2016–2017

20 active grant funded projects

17 journal articles published in 2019 (calendar year)

$1,189,693 2017–2018

$2,334,687 2018–2019 0

500K

1M

1.5M

2M

2.5M

80 abstracts, posters, presentations (conferences), books and book chapters


ADVANCING NURSING THROUGH RESEARCH & OUTREACH IDENTIFYING INTERVENTIONS TO ADDRESS OPIOID USE DISORDER The opioid crisis is impacting communities across Texas and the nation, especially in rural and underserved areas. With a federally funded grant awarded by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Rural Health Policy, an interdisciplinary team led by Jane Bolin, PhD, JD, BSN, associate dean for research at Texas A&M College of Nursing, is conducting a needs assessment for future interventions in the Texas Gulf Bend Region. In particular, the team will investigate the scope of opioid use disorder in six counties and its impact on children. This in-depth field research includes collaboration with community leaders and stakeholders; analysis of existing prevention, treatment and recovery resources; and the development of a plan to improve access to the services and care available.

INCREASING ACCESS TO FORENSIC NURSE EXPERTS

With a recently established Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing, the College of Nursing continues to expand outreach initiatives and implement innovative practices to reduce barriers and increase access to high-quality, patientcentered and trauma-informed care. The college

was recently awarded a $4 million federal grant from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), a division of the United States Department of Justice, extending over a period of three years to plan, develop and pilot test a statewide sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) telehealth program. This grant sets a new precedent, supporting every aspect of the multifaceted telehealth proposal funded to reduce the burden placed on patients in rural areas and increase the odds of survivors seeking—and receiving—the best care possible.

T3 FUNDING ENHANCES INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH Three faculty members received T3 Texas A&M Triads for Transformation funding, a multi-disciplinary seed-grant program that is part of the President’s Excellence Fund design to further Texas A&M University’s commitments to advancing transformational learning, enhancing discovery and innovation, and expanding impact on our community, state, nation and world. Teaming with fellow faculty at Texas A&M University, areas of research include the development and evaluation of a health promoting library, the intergenerational social and epigenetic transmission of post-trauma stress in holocaust survivors and exploring the potential of rehabilitating health care providers prosecuted for fraud and abuse.


FACULTY AND STAFF SPOTLIGHT NANCY DOWNING, PHD, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAN Nancy Downing, PhD, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAN, associate professor was elected president of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and selected by the American Academy of Nursing as a member of the 2019 class of Academy fellows (FAAN). Downing joins four other faculty within the College of Nursing that have earned this recognition including Dean and Professor Nancy Fahrenwald, Clinical Associate Professor Stacey Mitchell, Assistant Professor Nora Montalvo-Liendo and Assistant Dean for Graduate Nursing Education and Professor Matthew Sorenson.

KATHRYN MCCALLUM, MSN, RN Kathryn McCallum, MSN, RN, formally retired after twenty years of combined service to Texas A&M University and Texas A&M College of Nursing. As associate dean for student affairs, Kathryn served a vital role in our growth, navigating recruitment and retention of baccalaureate students followed by the foundation and expansion of graduate students.

STACEY MITCHELL, DNP, MBA, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN, FAAN Stacey Mitchell, DNP, MBA, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN, FAAN, clinical associate professor and director of the Center of Excellence in Forensic Nursing, was selected to sit on the Texas Governor’s Sexual Assault Survivors’ Task Force (SASTF).

The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing and master’s degree programs in nursing at Texas A&M University College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

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