College of Nursing Facts
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing, established in 1971, has provided outstanding service to our state through academic excellence, a commitment to service and the highest ethical standards. The college initially offered the baccalaureate degree. The Master’s program was developed in 1978; the Doctoral program in 1989.
All academic programs of the UTK College of Nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. The Nurse Anesthesia concentration is also accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs.
The UTK College of Nursing, anchored by a strong and dedicated faculty and outstanding administrative support from the university, has maintained a reputation as a highly competitive nursing program, enrolling bright students of highest academic preparation. Of particular note:
- The College of Nursing programs and its graduates enjoy an excellent reputation for outstanding clinical competence and leadership skills.
- Graduates of the College are highly sought and superbly prepared for professional careers that serve the citizens of Tennessee, our nation as well as the global community.
- A disproportionately high percentage of UTK nursing graduates assume leadership roles and management positions in local, national and international health care agencies.
- In all of its programs, the College of Nursing places emphasis on human values and ethical concerns as they relate to health and personal decision making.
- An emphasis on service, social justice and altruism, and a long tradition of academic integrity and excellence, the College of Nursing embodies the philosophy and mission of the University of Tennessee.
2013 UTK College of Nursing Information:
Victoria P. Niederhauser DrPH, RN
Dean and Professor
Mary Gunther, Ph.D.,RN
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Chair of MSN Program
Kenneth D. Phillips,RN,Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Research and Evaluation
Gary R. Ramsey,DNP,RN
Chair Undergraduate Nursing Program
Clinical Assistant Professor
Peggy Pierce, DNP, FNP
Coordinator for DNP Program
Coordinator for Ph.D. Program
2012-2013 Student Enrollment
- Undergraduate: 493
- Masters: 114
- Doctoral: 41
- Professors 8
- Associate Professors 10
- Assistant Professors 13
- Clinical Instructors 20
- BSN 3,599
- MSN 1,290
- PhD 62