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Eloisa Tamez was awarded the FD200 by the American University's Antiracist Research and Policy Center and the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives

On February 14, 2018, Frederick Douglass would have turned 200 years old, and all year long the world is celebrating his Bicentennial. We at American University's Antiracist Research and Policy Center have partnered with Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives to honor 200 people whose modern-day work embodies Douglass's enduring legacy of social change.

Honorees will fall into one of seven categories that reflect his immense character: abolitionist, writer, politician, feminist, educator, entrepreneur, and diplomat.

Eloisa receives the FD200

On February 14, 2019, Eloisa Tamez was a recipient of the FB200 Award as Diplomat.  The event was held at the Library of Congress and sponsored by Frederick Douglass descendants and the Antiracist Research Institute at American University in Washington DC.  Two hundred American citizens were honored at Frederick Douglass’s  bicentennial in commemoration of a great scholar.


Research Day Conference 2019

Cultivating Nursing Leadership: Building Global Alliances
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
8am - 12:30pm
UTRGV Student Union Theater
Edinburg, TX

Research Day Conference 2019 Cultivating Nursing Leadership: Building Global Alliances Saturday, April 13th, 2019 8am - 12:30pm UTRGV Student Union Theater Edinburg, TX, Fee: $20 for students, $40 for Registered Nurses, Registered Nurses can earn up to 4.0 Contact Hours


UTRGV School of Nursing Blood Drive

Monday, April 1, 2019
EHABE Skills Lab Room 1.112

SON blood drive

For more information contact: Kristopher.reyes01@utrgv.edu | Lizette.garza01@utrgv.edu | nancy.nadeau@utrgv.edu 


Health Issues of Human Trafficking: Hope & Trust

Scholarship Day Conference

Hope and trust

November 3, 2018
Student Union Theater
8am - 12:30pm
Cost: $20

Register to win a scholarship of $250


HESI Admission Assessment Exam

HESI exam


Congratulations Isaacc Nino for Winning First Place in UTRGV's Graduate Research Symposium.

Isaacc Nino My name is Isaacc Nino and I am currently a Family Nurse Practitioner student at the UTRGV.  I earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of Texas Pan American and have been a registered nurse for 11 years.  My decision to advance my education began with a desire of expanding my opportunities in the field of nursing by providing primary care services in my community.   

The educational experiences at UTRGV has afforded me new opportunities to expand my understanding of the complex healthcare system in the U.S., and understand how FNP’s contribute to meeting the increased demand for primary care providers in the RGV and throughout the country. I was honored to receive first place at the UTRGV Graduate Research Symposium for the College of Health Affairs.  This award recognizes my work and the exceptionalism of how nurses positively impact the lives of patients we serve.  I would like to thank all my professors and instructors who encouraged me to participate by sharing my project with other researchers and peers.  I would especially like to thank Mrs. Rosalinda Rossow for her mentorship throughout my work on this Practice Intervention Project because she guided and motivated me to create a project that would have a lasting impact within my local community.  


In Remembrance of Joseph Richard Lacher 1942 - 2017

Joe Lacher

Joe Lacher was a great man. He was an exceptional nurse. He was a pioneer here in the Rio Grande Valley having worked tirelessly in the private sector for many years in various roles as human resources manager, chief nurse executive, supervisor, and staff nurse before going into academia.

Read more here.


UTRGV nursing professor named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing

Dr. Martinez

UTRGV nursing professor Dr. Nelda C. Martinez, RN, Ph.D., has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. (UTRGV Photo by David Pike)

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – OCT. 3, 2017 – Dr. Nelda C. Martinez, RN, Ph.D., clinical professor in the UTRGV School of Nursing, College of Health Affairs, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing during the organization's 2017 Transforming Health, Driving Policy Conference, Oct. 5-7 in Washington, D.C.

Read the full article here.


UTRGV nursing professor Tamez accepts Legacy Award from national organization

Eloisa Tamez

UTRGV nursing professor Eloisa G. Taméz, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, is the 2017 recipient of the Latino Legacy Award from the National Association of Hispanic Nurses. Here, she accepts the award during the 42nd annual NAHN Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. (Courtesy photo)

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UTRGV Nursing Program Ranked High in the Nation

News Center 23 - Edinburg, TX - October 12, 2016 -The Nursing Program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley was recently ranked as one of the best in the nation. News Center 23's Jose Saenz tells why the program received that recognition, and why students are choosing over other programs. Continue...