You’re Making a Difference for Children with Cancer

Your support of the Acute Care PNP program is helping nursing students like Jason Morris — whose personal experience with pediatric cancer inspired him to help other families facing a cancer diagnosis.
Jason Morris

“I’m excited about my current enrollment in UT’s Acute Care PNP program so that I can deepen my ability to care for this population of children, not just in the outpatient setting, but also when they are in the hospital.” Jason Morris

Jason Morris is a 2015 graduate of UT’s primary care pediatric nurse practitioner program and a current student in UT’s Acute Care PNP program. For the past six years, he has had the privilege of working at the Children’s Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC) at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin.

Jason loves giving back by working at the pediatric oncology clinic — because to him, it’s deeply personal. Jason’s daughter was a pediatric cancer patient in 2010, and he was so inspired by the excellence and professionalism he observed in the physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses that he made the decision to change careers and pursue nursing.

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Being a primary care nurse practitioner means Jason can walk with families from the terrible moment they learn their child has cancer and through the ups and downs of treatment — helping manage, treat and educate them on the many facets of oncology care.

“I’m excited about my current enrollment in UT’s Acute Care PNP program so that I can deepen my ability to care for this population of children, not just in the outpatient setting, but also when they are in the hospital,” Jason shares. “This level of care requires strong evidence-based decision making skills to accurately assess and effectively treat critically ill children. By obtaining these skills at UT, I can greatly expand my service to the pediatric oncology patients with whom I’m privileged to work.”

What starts here changes the world. And in the world of pediatric oncology, that change is starting with outstanding Longhorns like Jason Morris. Thank you for supporting UT students like him through your generosity!

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