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Faculty Support

At Cizik School of Nursing, our mission and vision work hand in hand, driven by an unwavering commitment to a singular ideal: excellence above all.

Excellence at Cizik School of Nursing is about service to our communities through education, research, and patient care. This commitment relies on the people who choose to teach, discover, and work at the nursing school—people dedicated to educating tomorrow’s nursing professionals while pushing the boundaries of health care.

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As our nation faces a critical nursing shortage, it is more important than ever that we continue recruiting outstanding faculty so we can reduce this shortage by training more nurses. We seek to recruit and retain the brightest minds so that their drive, innovation, and expertise can translate into better training for our students and better health care for our communities.

It is critical that we are able to provide top faculty with the facilities, resources, and financial support that make it easy for them to succeed at Cizik School of Nursing. Endowed faculty positions and funds provide these resources and help us attract and retain researchers who will shine new light on the toughest health challenges and educate the next generation of nursing professionals. In addition, endowed positions demonstrate the school’s tremendous regard for highly accomplished faculty members and can be the deciding factor in an applicant’s decision to serve at the nursing school.

To recruit and retain the brightest minds in nursing care, we need your support in creating world-class faculty endowments on par with the world-class talent that calls Cizik School of Nursing home.

The extraordinary people who choose Cizik School of Nursing come here to do extraordinary things. Your support of Many Faces. One Mission. will help provide the critical resources that enable their achievements, helping build on our commitment to excellence and propel nursing research and education forward.

  • "It is an honor to work beside world-class nursing experts at Cizik School of Nursing, and I am grateful to supporters who fuel our efforts. Faculty endowments provide dependable resources that impact patient care, nursing education, nursing science, and the reputation of UTHealth through the advancement of these areas. This reliability plays a large role in launching life-changing initiatives, such as research that improves care of ICU patients and other populations at the end of life."

    Sandra K. Hanneman, PhD, RN

    Jerold B. Katz Distinguished Professor for Nursing Research

    Professor, Department of Research

    Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth

  • Patient Care

    Nurse practitioners at UT Health Services provide life-improving care to the community through more than 15,000 patient visits each year. Our experts also offer vital pandemic response in the form of patient care; research; and COVID-19 screening, testing, and vaccine administration.

  • Education

    We offer world-class education through programs such as our Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and highly ranked Doctor of Nursing Practice program. We also offer technologically advanced training, including a brand-new Simulation and Clinical Performance Laboratory, which directly translates into better care and helps us address the region’s urgent need for more nursing professionals.

  • Research

    We offer new insights and open new doors through our research projects, such as our work exploring the use of brain stimulation in pain management, assessing the effects of COVID-19 on youths experiencing homelessness, and maintaining a biobank of biological samples and data that could lead to breakthrough treatments and cures. Our experts are also applying technology in innovative projects such as our Smart Apartment, which will allow older adults and people with disabilities to live at home independently.