Nursing Professor Named Academy of Nursing Education Fellow

Tami WyattTami Wyatt, associate professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been named an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow, part of the National League of Nursing (NLN)’s Academy of Nursing Education. This is the university’s first nursing professor to be named a fellow.

Wyatt will be inducted on September 21 in Anaheim, California.

The NLN is a membership organization for nursing faculty and leaders in nursing education. Academy of Nursing Education Fellows are selected for their innovative teaching and/or learning strategies; nursing education research; faculty development activities; academic leadership; promotion of public policy that advances nursing education; and/or collaborative educational, practice, or community partnerships.

Wyatt was one of thirty-two nursing educators selected this year.

Wyatt helped invent an educational software program recently purchased by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins that integrates electronic health records commonly used in hospitals and medical offices into a simulated learning tool for students. Called Lippincott’s DocuCare, the tool is being tested in 200 nursing programs and will be on the market in August.

Wyatt’s research lies in education technology, childhood chronic illness, simulation, and health information technology. Her teaching interests involve education technology, nursing education and simulation.

“Dr. Wyatt exemplifies the caliber of the UT College of Nursing faculty,” said Dean Victoria Niederhauser. “Her innovative approach to nursing education creates an environment that supports student learning across undergraduates and graduate nursing programs. She is well-deserving of this national recognition.”

Wyatt is chair of the Education Technology and Simulation Committee and co-director of the Healthy Information Technology and Simulation Laboratory. She is a 2012 Harvard Macy Health Education Professions Educator Scholar, a 2011 Tennessee Nurses Association Nursing Teaching Excellence recipient, and a 2008 recipient of Gamma Chi Chapter’s Excellence in Research Award. Wyatt joined UT in 2003 after receiving her master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Virginia.

This is the NLN’s sixth class of fellows. The program was established in 2007. For more information about the NLN Academy of Nursing Education, visit the NLN website.

C O N T A C T :

Whitney Heins (865-974-5460, wheins@utk.edu)

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