"Nurses are the heart of healthcare." - Donna Wilk Cardillo
The cooperative degree plan in nursing establishes a public-private partnership that
unites the resources of one of the finest nursing programs in the country, that of
Texas Woman's University (TWU), with those of one of the country's best liberal arts
colleges, the University of Dallas. Students will earn two degrees, a bachelor of
arts degree in biology from UD and the bachelor of science degree in nursing from
TWU, in an integrated program that can be completed in five years.
The total number of credit hours in the suggested curriculum is 174, with 100 credit
hours taken at UD and 74 credit hours at TWU. Students will get the best of both the
breadth and wisdom of the UD Core curriculum and the experience and technical expertise
of TWU's nursing program, and graduate as liberally educated health care professionals.
The TWU College of Nursing prepares nurses for practice, teaching, management and research. With more than 3,200
nursing students at its Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses, TWU is the states leading
provider of new graduates preparing to become registered nurses.
A flyer for the nursing program can be found here.
Former Affiliate Assistant Professor of Spanish Nicole (Hammerschmidt) Lasswell, BA '03, and her husband, Martin, have two sons, Will and Stevie, both of whom have autism. For World Autism Awareness Day, the family was interviewed on Telemundo; because the boys are thriving, it seemed particularly important to the Lasswells to share their story and their hope with others.
The first time Monica Ashour, MTS '95 MH '04, read St. John Paul II's "Man and Woman He Created Them: A Theology of the Body" was in 2000 with a small, grassroots group of parents and teachers, including DeAnn (Barta) Stuart, Ph.D., BA '98 MH '04, and Annie (Duffin) Vining, MTh '03. This group went on to found The Theology of the Body Evangelization Team Inc. (TOBET) on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, 2001.
UD is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Wu Trujillo as its new vice president for university advancement. Trujillo currently serves as chief development officer and director of the Honor the Future campaign at the University of Virginia (UVA) Law School Foundation, which conducts alumni relations, external affairs, fundraising and endowment management for the benefit of the UVA School of Law. He begins his new role at the end of June.