College of Nursing News

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.

College of Nursing Dean Named to Advisory Board

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Victoria Niederhauser, dean of the College of Nursing, has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Council for Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice.

At 18, Nursing Student May be Youngest Graduate in College’s History

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Jacqueline Gaddis is getting a head start on her nursing career. Gaddis—who will receive her degree on Friday from the College of Nursing—is the youngest graduate that college officials can remember. She is only eighteen. She entered college at age fifteen and is graduating alongside her twenty-year-old sister, Madeleine Gaddis, who entered college at age sixteen.

Fetal Heart Monitor App Helps Train Future Nurses

Sheila Taylor, clinical assistant professor of nursing, and Susan Fancher, the simulation director for the College of Nursing, worked to develop an app that provides a more realistic experience to instruct future nurses in monitoring babies and their mothers during labor.