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  • College of Nursing and UTMC Hold Ribbon-cutting Ceremony to Celebrate BSN Scholars Facility
    The University of Tennessee Medical Center and University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Nursing celebrated the opening of the BSN Scholars Facility with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Aug. 25. The new state-of-the-art simulation and learning lab were funded by the medical center for the BSN Scholars partnership, a groundbreaking academic-practice partnership that provides nursing … Read more
  • Knoxville Runners: College of Nursing’s Precious Prints 5k will be held October 28 through November 4
    For the eleventh year in a row, UT’s Student Nurses Association will host its annual Sprint for the Prints 5K Run and Walk.
  • College of Nursing Faculty Part of $3.5 Million Research Grant
    College of Nursing faculty member Joel G. Anderson and colleagues have been granted a research award totaling over $3.5 million from the National Institute on Aging. The grant is a testament to the team’s groundbreaking work and commitment to advancing research in the field of caregiving for people living with dementia. Anderson, an associate professor … Read more
  • Newnam Selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
    Associate Professor of Nursing Kathy Newnam has been named an American Academy of Nursing Fellow. Fellows represent nursing’s positive impact through representation in a variety of roles and settings from governmental positions to executive and entrepreneurial leadership in practice, nonprofits, and higher education. Through a rigorous and competitive process, the academy’s Fellow Selection Committee, which … Read more
  • Swift Named Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
    Shelia Swift has been selected as the executive associate dean of academic affairs. She previously served in an interim role in this position. Swift joined the College of Nursing in 2009 as a graduate teaching assistant. She went on to become a clinical instructor and later a clinical assistant, and associate professor. In 2016, Swift … Read more
  • Barry Selected as Young Tennessee Nurse Leader
    Laura Barry, clinical instructor at the college, was recently selected as a Tennessee Action Coalition, Nurse Leader Rising Star. This is an elite group of young Tennessee nurse leaders representing the three grand divisions of Tennessee, a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, frontline clinicians, academicians, and managers.  “When I was in nursing school, an … Read more
  • Barton Named 2023 ASCO Fellow
    Deb Barton the McMahan-McKinley Endowed Professor of Gerontology at the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (FASCO). The title of FASCO is a recognition bestowed upon American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) members who have shown extraordinary dedication for their voluntary efforts that … Read more
  • Nursing Students Participate in Clinical Opportunities through eTHRIVE
    Nursing Students Participate in Clinical Opportunities through eTHRIVEEmpowering and Transforming public Health nursing education and practice for Rural underserved areas to Improve care using Virtual-based simulation and Experiential strategies dubbed eTHRIVE was granted by the Health Resources and Services Administration in the summer of 2021. The goal of the grant was to strengthen and retain … Read more
  • Research Inclusion Supports Equity
    Estimates suggest at least one in five (or up to a million) lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and/or another identity (LGBTQIA+) adults are currently caregivers, with nearly half providing care to someone with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, or ADRD . Yet few studies on ADRD caregiving have examined the unique needs of … Read more
  • Graduate Programs Virtual Information Session
    The College of Nursing Office of Student Services is hosting two Graduate Programs Virtual Information Sessions in honor of National Nurses Week! The sessions will take place on Thursday, May 11 at 3p.m. and Friday, May 12 at noon. The College of Nursing DNP program was recently ranked among the top public universities in the … Read more
  • Alumni Spotlight, Lisa Wagoner
    Lisa Wagoner graduated from the BSN program in 2007 and the MSN program in 2013. She currently serves as the Health Services Supervisor for Knox County Schools where she is responsible for developing and implementing policies for the district and working with the community to ensure students’ health needs are being addressed with effective care.  … Read more
  • A Chance Encounter
    Dori Nicol’s journey nursing journey has taken many twists and turns. At 20 years old Nicol had no idea what she wanted to do with her life, and her first college attempt failed. But a chance encounter brought her to where she is today. “I became a private sitter for two senior citizens in my … Read more