Eileen T. Breslin, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the School of Nursing, received the 2018 Faculty Leadership Award from the UT Health San Antonio Faculty Senate on Nov. 14.
Dr. Breslin, who also serves as the Patty L. Hawken Nursing Endowed Professor, joined UT Health San Antonio as dean in April 2008. Since then, she has focused on addressing the national nursing shortage, updating and improving the School of Nursing curricula, and improving the quality of care in South Texas through evidence-based practice and community partnerships.
She also created and attained accreditation for a Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. This doctoral degree is designed to prepare nursing leaders for the highest level of professional nursing practice in one of three program tracks: nurse practitioner leadership, public health nurse leadership and executive administrative management.
The Faculty Senate, led currently by Ramon Cestero, M.D., established the Faculty Leadership Award in 2004 to provide peer recognition of the outstanding, long-term contributions of a faculty member with regard to endeavors that significantly enhance faculty development and welfare, and/or the effectiveness of our strategies to accomplish our teaching, service and research missions.