Nurses on the Front Lines: Amanda Noblett (2010)
Nurses are facing unprecedented challenges right now as they face the COVID-19 pandemic. With these realities in mind, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Nursing (CON) has launched a forum for alumni who are on the front lines of this pandemic to share their stories.
Amanda Noblett is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a clinical faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Amanda, who earned her BSN from CON in 2010, is currently serving as a volunteer in a Vanderbilt COVID-19 assessment site for (VUMC) employees. Amanda and her colleague Randy Smith DNP are pictured above in PPE.
How has COVID-19 impacted you?
Hello my fellow Vols! I am currently working as the FNP team captain wearing full PPE in a Vanderbilt COVID assessment site in garage for VUMC employees. I volunteered, per UT tradition, for this role. It is interesting working in a garage, but such an amazing experience to help provide early detection of COVID, reassure patients who are worried, and give appropriate patient education. I am working with an amazing team. I have been wearing my UT nursing socks to represent my alma mater. We will overcome this and thrive. I try to provide hope to my patients and put a smile on their face during this stressful time. Thank you to the UT CON faculty who prepared me for this pandemic. We were featured in the Tennessean earlier this month. Go Vols!
Share your advice
Stay strong, study hard, be flexible, and cheer for the Vols! We nurses are truly powerful and change makers! I have been a clinical faculty member for my entire FNP career. This is such an important thing to train our future nurses and FNPs. Go change the world with a smile on your face.
What can the college do to help support you during this time?
Continue to support those on the front lines. The college can continue to provide excellent nursing education to its students.
If you are interested in sharing your story please visit http://tiny.utk.edu/alumnistories.