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The College of Nursing is addressing the critical nursing shortage across Texas by producing the most prepared nurses and the most advanced nursing research. The college creates and implements the most effective educational experience, with cutting-edge classroom technologies and simulated experiences that include standardized patients and virtual clinical learning activities. Through community service and leadership opportunities, the College of Nursing fosters a sense of social responsibility and global citizenship. The college is also developing research innovations to enhance the education and preparation of nurses, improving the delivery of patient care across an eclectic array of populations and translating research evidence into practice.

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Expand educational programming and research ($7.5 million)

You can support the following programs and centers with an endowed gift of $25,000 or more or a one-time gift of $1,000 or more to contribute to the college’s overall fundraising goals.

• South Texas Education Initiative ($3 million)

The urban and rural areas along the Texas border region are among the areas most affected by the nationwide nursing shortage. Support for this initiative will help create a sustainable pipeline of diverse nursing students.

• Forensic Health Care Education, Research and Intervention Program ($2 million)

The Graduate Forensic Health Care Certificate curriculum prepares post baccalaureate and post-master’s professionals from multiple disciplines to excel in this rapidly developing field by drawing from a broad body of academic knowledge in forensic health care to assist victims of violence and trauma.

• Family Nurse Practitioner Program ($2 million)

The Family Nurse Practitioner Program prepares current registered nurses to fulfill the role of a competent, caring practitioner responsible for managing the care of families in the primary care setting.

• Research Center Dedicated to Latina Health Care Issues in South Texas ($500,000)

Nursing research is an integral part of the scientific enterprise of improving the nation’s health. Latina women in South Texas, especially in the Rio Grande Valley, face increasing risks of complex health care-related difficulties. With funding, the College of Nursing could research the health issues of Latina women and how they relate to a lack of health care access, potential risks/outcomes and their prevention.

Create endowed chairs, professorships and lectureships for faculty ($3 million)

When you invest in faculty, you give the College of Nursing an academic edge. Top-notch faculty members attract not only other superb professors but also superb students. Because state funds cover only basic faculty requirements, private support is more critical than ever. Chairs can be established with a $1 million or more endowed gift; professorships with a $500,000 or more endowed gift; and lectureships with a $250,000 or more endowed gift.

Create scholarships for students ($1 million)

The College of Nursing strives to educate professional nurses and nurse educators to teach the next generation of nurses. Scholarship support allows the college to attract the best and brightest students to our undergraduate and graduate programs, and graduate the best-prepared nursing professionals. Create a nursing scholarship through a $25,000 or more endowed gift or a one-time gift of $1,000 or more.

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To support the College of Nursing and learn about endowment opportunities, contact Patty Rabel.

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Patty Rabel ’80

Senior Director of Development
Texas A&M Foundation
(800) 392-3310 or (979) 436-0175

Patty is the director of development for the Health Science Center College of Nursing. She assists donors in identifying the areas and programs in the college where their support will enhance Texas A&M's capability to be among the best universities. She joined the Foundation in October 2016.