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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Who We Are


The baccalaureate and master’s degree in nursing at UTK College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( The Nurse Anesthesia concentration is also accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs

All academic programs of the UTK College of Nursing are approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

College of Nursing Fact Sheet (PDF)



Graduates = Over 5000 nurses have graduated from our programs

Current enrollments = 493 undergraduates, 114 Masters, 41 Doctoral


Victoria P. Niederhauser PhD, RN
Dean and Professor

Mary Gunther, PhD, RN
Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor

Shelia Swift, PhD, RN
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs
Clinical Assistant Professor

Tami Wyatt, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE, ANEF, FAAN
Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Studies
Chair Master's Program

Lynda Hardy, PhD, RN
Associate Dean for Research

Sandra Thomas, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chair PhD Program

Sharon Davis, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC
Interim Chair DNP Program
Clinical Assistant Professor


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The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System