The Precious Prints Project® comforts grieving families with a sterling silver pendant bearing the fingerprint of their child. The project was developed at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Nursing in partnership with Precious Metal Prints, a local business. First launched at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in January 2012, it has expanded to include all major health systems in Knox County, with fundraising and project management handled by the Student Nurses Association.
The Precious Prints Project® has also grown to include the Student Nurses’ Association at Union University in Hendersonville, TN, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, as nursing students from both universities work together with students at UT to implement the project to families impacted by the loss of a child.
Since the beginning of the project, through the Student Nurses Association funding efforts and project management, more than 2000 families have received a tangible linking remembrance of a child’s life that ended all too soon.