College of Nursing News

11-Year-Old Stroke Survivor Teaches Nursing Class at UT

Lily Bennett with UT nursing students.

Eleven-year-old Lily Bennett has minimal use of her right hand and walks with a leg brace, but that doesn’t stop her from dancing, singing, and playing piano. On November 22, she taught a class at the College of Nursing to tell students about her stroke, living with cerebral palsy, and how future health care providers can better understand the needs of pediatric patients with disabilities.

College of Nursing Announces $15 Million Fundraising Goal

The College of Nursing is kicking off a $15 million fundraising campaign. Half of the funds raised during the Investing in the Journey to the Top 25 campaign are projected to support a new nursing building. The official announcement will be made tonight at the NightinGala, an annual event that honors a distinguished alum and an individual who has made significant contributions to the nursing profession.

Faculty and Staff Present, Receive Award at Engagement Scholarship Conference

UT attendees (from left) Lisa Davenport, Lola Alapo, Elizabeth Burman, Bob Kronick, and Jenny Retherford.

Five faculty and staff members shared the impact of UT’s work on various communities during a national conference in Omaha, Nebraska, earlier this month. The university also received a national award that recognized a project designed to improve the wellness and disaster readiness of an Appalachian community in Clay County, Kentucky.

Professor Develops App for Patients Who Can’t Speak

Speak For Myself app home screen

Patients who are unable to communicate with their health care providers are now able to better verbalize their needs, thanks to a new app developed by Rebecca Koszalinski, an assistant professor of nursing at UT.

Precious Prints Project Now Serves All Major Hospital Systems in Knox County

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Tennova Health Care in Knoxville is the latest hospital to partner with the College of Nursing to provide the Precious Prints Project to grieving families. The student-led project provides silver fingerprint charms to families who have experienced the loss of a child. “The Precious Prints Project now serves all of the major hospitals in Knox County, providing—at no cost to the family or hospital—a lasting remembrance of a precious life lost all too soon,” said Lynne Miller, nursing instructor and director of the project.