Nursing the future: Meet the woman shaping the next generation of nurses

Nursing the future: Meet the woman shaping the next generation of nurses

Houston Business Journal, May 6, 2022

The Houston Business Journal cover story this week features Deborah Jones, dean at the school of nursing at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. In the past 10 years, the UTMB enrollment numbers have increased by 52%. “We're not post pandemic; we're still going through it,” Jones said. “Nurses are certainly still feeling the impact of that. They’ve had to be at the front lines through the entire pandemic, figured out ways to deliver high quality care to patients with conditions that they had not seen before on this magnitude, while taking care of their children and families at home. They're tired. We're really trying to figure out how do we continue to support nurses so that they can support themselves and be able to stay in the profession.”