Three School of Nursing staff presenting awards
Left to right, Mary Ann Matteson, Ph.D. RN, Betty R. Johnson, Ph.D., RN, and Beverly C. Robinson, Ph.D., RN FAAN


Dr. Beverly Robinson is appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the advisory committee for the Task Force on Homelessness and Severe Mental Illness.

School of Nursing’s proposal to establish a nursing program at UT Pan American is approved.

The School of Nursing receives the $200,000 Thelma and Joe Crow Endowed Professorship in Nursing. Dr. Mary Matteson is named the first recipient.


Faculty and students answer the call to serve in Operation Desert Storm.

Wealtha McGurn, Ph.D., RN, and Mary Ann Matteson, Ph.D., RN receive the school’s first National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant.

Carol Ledbetter, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, and Don Johnson, Ph.D., RN group photo in uniform
Carol Ledbetter, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN, and Don Johnson, Ph.D., RN, were among a group of four faculty members who served in Operation Desert Storm.


In conjunction with the School of Aerospace at Brooks Air Force Base, the School of Nursing becomes the first in the nation to offer an elective in Hyperbaric Therapy.

Demonstrating the hyperbaric chamber to a group of students
Inside the hyperbaric chamber
Barbara Holtzclaw with patient
Barbara Holtzclaw Ph.D., RN


Barbara Holtzclaw, Ph.D., RN is elected to the Executive Committee of the American Nurses Association Council of Nurse Researchers.

The Nurses’ Prenatal Clinic (originally the Routine Obstetrical Clinic) completes 15 years of service to women in San Antonio.

​Ruth Stewart, MSN, RNC profile photo
​Ruth Stewart, MSN, RNC

The Nursing Advisory Council obtains $100,000 Endowed Professorship in Oncology Nursing and establishes a fund for use by Ph.D. students.

Ruth Stewart, MSN, RNC is named by Governor Ann Richards to chair the Texas State Board of Public Health.


School of nursing breaking ground at new building
School of Nursing expands, a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the secondary nursing building on February 3, 1995.


Jane Dimmitt is the first Ph.D. student to graduate from the School of Nursing.


February 3, 1995, was a significant day, as close to 200 individuals from San Antonio and Austin gathered for the official groundbreaking for the School of Nursing building expansion.


An outreach Doctoral Program in Nursing is implemented in conjunction with the School of Nursing at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.


Patty L. Hawken, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, retires after 23 years as the Dean of the School of Nursing.

A Pediatric Nurse Practitioner major is approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Janet Allan, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, assumes the role of Dean.

​Photo of retired faculty members with Dean Patty L. Hawken group
​Photo of retired faculty members with Dean Patty L. Hawken, Ph.D., RN, FAAN.
Dean Janet Allan PhD, RN, FAAN, with Gov. George W. Bush photo
Dean Janet Allan PhD, RN, FAAN, with Gov. George W. Bush at the 25th anniversary celebration.
Norma Martinez Rogers smiling photo
Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN


Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, founded Juntos Podemos after observing that Hispanic students completed the nursing program at lower rates than their peers. The program uses mentoring to provide support to students and reduce the negative effects of social and educational disparities.