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Research indicates that various factors will play a part in obtaining your nursing degree. Some of these factors are academic, such as reading ability and speed which are determined through such exams as the NET, TEAS and/or HESI and are identified through the survey.

Grant Participants at the July orientation meeting in Austin.


This website was developed from funding by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), Nursing Innovation Grant Program. 

Research indicates that various factors affect successful completion of nursing programs.  Some of these factors are academic, such as reading ability and speed, which are determined through such exams as the TEAS and/or HESI.  Besides academic factors, life events can increase your stress level which impacts your ability to achieve academically.  Life events include such things as having to work, caring for children, ailing parents, or other unexpected events.  We all know that life happens and continues while you are in the nursing program.  In order to help you, this website contains a variety of links, study tools and personal solutions.  Please take time to access them to help you.  Some of these links can assist with such things as how to calculate medication dosages, medical terminology, links to the Merck Dictionary, and other invaluable aids.  There are also modules which will help you learn how to study for nursing courses.  These modules will focus on how to read a nursing textbook, how to identify important information, and how to take application nursing tests.  Located in the Essential Links section is a program called Professor Nightengale.  You can access this area by asking the director or faculty of your program for the user name and password.

The Deans/Directors, faculty and staff of 27 nursing programs throughout the state have joined together in an effort to make your educational experience in our nursing programs successful and rewarding.  Nursing curriculums are difficult and, at times, stressful.  In fact, data indicates that approximately 31% of students who enter nursing programs do not graduate.  This support program was funded by the THECB for the purpose of helping you to walk across the stage at graduation into a rewarding nursing career.

As a part of the grant, you will be asked you to complete various surveys which will help us identify if you need additional assistance.  We want you to be successful, so please use all of the resources that we are placing in your hands and feel free to contact us if you have questions.

Tami Putnam
Program Coordinator
Stephen F. Austin State University
(936) 468-7700

Wendy Donnell
Intervention Specialist
Stephen F. Austin State University
(936) 468-7727

Glenda Walker, DSN RN
Principal Investigator
Stephen F. Austin State University
(936) 468-7700

Greg Miller, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator
Stephen F. Austin State University
(936) 468-3805