Anne Bavier is the dean of the University of Texas at Arlington's nursing school. She has worked at the National Institutes of Health and served as dean of both the Connecticut School of Nursing and at Chicago’s Saint Xavier University.

National Athletic Training Month Highlights Need For Funding to Continue Specialized Service

Throughout the United States, athletic trainers save countless lives each year through emergency care and mostly through prevention. Athletic trainers are licensed healthcare professionals. They are critically important members of a medical team and often work closely with physicians to provide an array of services, including injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis and injury rehabilitation. Their role has increased significantly in recent years and is only expected to rise dramatically in the coming years. Indeed, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that in the 10-year span from 2014-2024, employment of athletic trainers will grow by 21 percent, higher than the… Full Story

Analyzing the Need For Latinos in Nursing Jobs

Latinos, the nation’s largest minority group, comprise 17 percent of the United States population. And that number continues to rise steadily. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2050 nearly one-third of the nation’s population will be Latino. But Latinos are woefully underrepresented in many professions, particularly in healthcare. Full Story

Healthcare Without Faculty: A National Crisis Grows

Last year, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing reported a 6.9 percent faculty vacancy. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy projected an 11 percent faculty vacancy for the current decade. This faculty shortage may be the biggest threat to our nation’s healthcare system. We cannot graduate healthcare professionals if we don’t have sufficient faculty members. Full Story

UTA Dean: Nursing’s Future Needs Bold Education and Partnerships

More than 430,000 additional registered nurse jobs will be created in the next decade. But this optimism is tempered by the fact that our nation continues to face an acute nursing shortage. According to the National League for Nursing, 41 percent of undergraduate nursing programs don’t have enough practice sites. Full Story