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May 21 dinner honors School of Nursing anniversary (5-13-99)

The School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and the public is invited to join the party.

Members of the community are cordially invited to the school's Gala Alumni Dinner Celebration set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the Doubletree Hotel, 37 N.E. Loop 410 (at McCullough across from North Star Mall). Cost is $30 per person and includes a silent auction, cash bar and dinner. For more information or to RSVP, call the school at (210) 567-5850.

School of Nursing tours will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22. The public is invited to come to the Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl in the South Texas Medical Center, for this event. Call 567-5850 for more details.

The School of Nursing, established as part of the U. T. System in 1969, has granted more than 6,000 degrees to nurses. According to alumni surveys, many of the graduates remain in South Texas to practice. When a patient is well enough to go home from a San Antonio or South Texas hospital, it is likely that a School of Nursing graduate has participated in his or her care.

The school bestows Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degrees and cooperates with the Health Science Center's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to award Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Seven Ph.D. nursing candidates are expected to graduate this month.

School of Nursing students are trained in many clinical settings in San Antonio and South Texas. The diverse specialties include community health nursing, family nursing and pediatric nursing.

Health tips are available from the school's 30th anniversary World Wide Web site. The address is: <http://nursing.uthscsa.edu/thirtieth.htm>. Topics include chills and fever, infection control, infants' pain and caring for sick family members at home.

Contact: Will Sansom