Texas Woman’s University Ph.D. Student Named to GNSA Leadership Council

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Texas Woman's University, Houston, Ph.D. candidate, Tamu Abreu, has been named to the national Leadership Council of the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). Applicants were sought from approximately 500 U.S. nursing programs with six students selected to serve on the council.

"AACN applauds these graduate nursing students for their commitment to advancing the GNSA's mission to foster collaboration, innovation, and excellence in academic nursing and health care," said AACN Board Chair Juliann Sebastian. "We are excited to work with these student leaders on several new initiatives this year, including the GNSA's inaugural national conference in February and a virtual career fair for graduate-prepared nurses."

Abreu, who earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center and her master’s degree in clinical nurse leadership at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, has been a nurse for 12 years and is currently a clinical patient safety specialist at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

“I applied to the GNSA Leadership Council because I was looking for opportunities to gain leadership skills and also to be more active in professional organizations,” says Abreu. “It is important for nurses to get involved in nursing organizations because it provides opportunities for professional growth, networking, mentorship and collaboration with others in the nursing field.”

Abreu will serve on the leadership council for the next two years.

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About Texas Woman’s University

Texas Woman’s University is the largest public university in the nation primarily for women and has an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students on campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston. Since its founding in 1901, TWU has produced more than 88,000 graduates in fields vital to the growth and quality of life in Texas and the nation, including nursing, health care, education and business. For more information, visit www.twu.edu.

About the American Association of Colleges of Nursing

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for academic nursing representing 810 schools of nursing nationwide. AACN establishes quality standards for nursing education, influences the nursing profession to improve health care, and promotes public support of baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, research, and practice. For information, visit www.aacnnursing.org.

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