Echoes From Our School

 UTMB SON COMMUNITY: Shelter in Place Message

As we are all experiencing something that most of us have never imagined, I want to personally express my gratitude to the faculty and staff who have been tirelessly working to ensure a continued high-quality education for our students. I want to extend appreciation to our students for your flexibility, understanding, and demonstrated leadership during this crisis.

As you may be aware, Galveston County has issued a "stay at home" order that will take effect tonight March 24, at 11:59 p.m. until April 3 at 11:59 p.m. As valued members of our UTMB community and the supporting health system, all faculty and staff are considered essential, however we are taking this pandemic very seriously and have moved all SON academics and operations into virtual spaces in an effort to comply with all local guidance.

Please click here for full message from SON Dean, Dr. Deborah Jones.

 UTMB SON COMMUNITY: Online Learning and Remote Work Instructions

As we continue to monitor circumstances regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, our priority remains the safety and well-being of our students and the campus community. As a result, we will be implementing a transition to online instruction and learning beginning Monday, March 23. All in-person course activities on the UTMB campus will be suspended. UTMB School of Nursing will shift courses to online and remote instruction beginning March 23 and will continue in this format until further notice.

Please click here for more direction on the switch to online learning and teaching.


To our UTMB School of Nursing class of 2020,

Alongside our colleagues throughout UTMB Health, we are closely monitoring developments with the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and making the best decisions based on current knowledge. Due to the need for social distancing to help control the spread of this virus, we have made the decision to postpone our Commencement ceremony.

Like you, we have been looking forward to this special occasion, but we must prioritize the health and safety of our students and their families, our faculty, staff and the community. The new plans for Commencement have not yet been determined, but we will communicate those to you as early as possible.

We are so proud of your achievements and look forward to celebrating your graduation.

  •  Team News

    We are celebrating 130 years! This week in 1890, our school opened as the John Sealy Hospital Training School for Nurses. We are proud of our rich history and celebrate the achievements of our nearly 14,000 alumni. We are excited to continue leading the way in nursing education!

  •  Faculty Accomplishments

    Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne Alton! She was inducted to the Kenneth I. Shine MD Academy of Health Science Education, a service academy and honorific body that recognizes and utilizes faculty excellence. We are proud and excited for Dr. Alton's membership!

  •  Team News

    Great work by our faculty at the UT System Innovations in Health Science Education Conference! SON faculty members presented posters and led discussions, sharing knowledge and learning from fellow educators. We appreciate their commitment to educational excellence!

  •  Faculty Accomplishments

    Dr. Sheba Luke, Assistant Professor, has been selected to serve as the official Texas Nurse Practitioners Legislative Ambassador for State Representative Rick Miller. Thank you for representing the NP profession and promoting quality health care in this arena!

  •  UTMB Campus News

    In collaboration with our colleagues across the UTMB community, we are proud to honor some of the institution's African-American pioneers. These faculty and students helped pave the way for future generations of health professionals, playing an important role in UTMB's rich history.


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