College of Nursing News

UT-Supported Tennessee Action Coalition Receives RWJF Nursing Grant

The Tennessee Action Coalition, an effort supported by UT’s College of Nursing and AARP Tennessee, will receive a second round of two-year grants in the amount of nearly $133,000 through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Future of Nursing State Implementation Program.

College of Nursing Adds UT Medical Center as Precious Prints Partner

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“Nothing will take away this pain. But my pendant is a tangible memory of the life Alex lived, physically touched by my little angel,” Jenn Swindle said. “It’s a reminder that Alex was real. And some days, I just need a reminder that she was real.”

Knowing how much the Precious Prints pendant meant to her, Swindle encouraged the College of Nursing to partner with UT Medical Center to offer the pendants to other families who lose a child at that hospital.

Save the Date for HealthBeat Fair

HealthBeat 2015 will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center Ballroom.

UT Nursing: Digital Stories Could Help Dying Patients Communicate

Before she died, Theresa and Raphael’s mother created a video message to comfort her children, remind them of her everlasting love, and assure them that everything is as it should be. Though her story is not real, it is the type of message a person dying of HIV/AIDS may want to leave behind. It is one of four digital stories created as a UT College of Nursing pilot research project. The goal is to create a tool that can help persons with HIV/AIDS communicate their end-of-life and advanced care planning wishes.