who we are
The objective of our faculty is to create an educational platform for the delivery of geriatric and disability best practices to nurses of all licensure levels providing care in Texas. The educational content will be adapted to the level of licensure of the provider, including nurses’ aid, LVN, RN, and APN, as well as the physician and administrator.
In concordance with the UT School of Nursing, the Center for Excellence in Aging Services and LTC shares with The University of Texas as a whole a strong commitment to the following core concepts: Learning, Discovery, Freedom, Leadership, Individual Opportunity, and Responsibility
According to Dean Stuifbergen (2016), The School of Nursing “strives for excellence in educational programs that position our graduates for leadership roles in health care settings of the future, able to adapt to and direct a rapidly changing health care environment.” It is our hope to bring that excellence to the professional providers in Texas through our partnership with the Health and Human Services Commission. Through our Center for Excellence in Aging Services and LTC, our students throughout the state will be bound, if not destined, to take a leadership role in the advancement of geriatric care in the state of Texas. UT geriatric-trained providers will leave our website knowing they must provide older Texans and Texans with disabilities care imbued with the highest standards of quality.
Our educational services are designed to improve the knowledge and skills professionals need to provide health care within long-term care facilities. This is done by using the latest technology in hybrid education integrated with the most common user-friendly platforms known for dissemination, by teaching the most up-to-date standards of geriatric care that should be offered in the nursing home setting, by offering sample processes that make education adaptable to practice, and, finally, by providing a geriatric network to meet current and future practice issues and demands. Our School of Nursing has been entrusted with planning, building, and launching one of the most important changes in education for providers of geriatric LTC in Texas. We will offer education to the following professions. (Click the profession listed to see what educational content is available to you at this time.)