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UT Tyler Nursing Senior Elected to Serve on National Board

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June 27, 2018

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Agency Director
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler recently announced that nursing undergraduate student Robert Ramos of Palestine was elected secretary/treasurer to the National Student Nurses' Association Board of Directors for the 2018-19 year.

"Strong faculty mentorship and hands-on experience in patient advocacy help prepare our bachelor of science in nursing students to assume leadership roles. We are incredibly proud of Robert and anticipate he will continue to be a compelling voice for nursing and patient care in the future," said Dr. Barbara Haas, UT Tyler School of Nursing Executive Director.

A senior nursing major, Ramos is past secretary/treasurer of the Texas Student Nurses' Association and actively involved with the UT Tyler Palestine Campus Student Nurses' Association chapter.

More than 2,900 participants consisting of students, speakers, faculty, consultants and exhibitors gathered at the NSNA 66th Anniversary Convention "Nursing: Get Hooked! Insight, Inspiration on a Global Scale." New officers were installed during the closing session of the House of Delegates meeting and will serve one term.

Founded in 1952, NSNA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the professional development of nursing students nationwide. NSNA's mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession. For more information, visit nsna.org/.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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