College of Nursing News

Documentary About HPV Epidemic to Screen February 15

The Center for Health Education and Wellness is partnering with the College of Nursing, the Knox County Health Department, and UT Medical Center to present the award-winning documentary Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, in Alumni Memorial Building Room 32.

Koszalinski Featured in Teknovation.Biz

“My heart is with people who have disabilities,” said Rebecca Koszalinski, an assistant professor of nursing. She was recently featured in Teknovation.biz. Koszalinski explained that she understands first-hand the experience individuals with disabilities have. She is a former gymnast who ended-up in a wheelchair for a period in her life after an injury. That passion

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Grad Follows Heart to New Career Path

Tracy McBroom Tramel became a student at UT at just 16 years old and graduated at 20 with a degree in broadcasting in 1997. Nearly 20 years later, she’s graduating again, this time as a nurse practitioner. She’ll graduate from the UT College of Nursing on December 8.

From Poverty to Prosperity: Nursing Grad to Deliver Commencement Speech

Chisa Huffman was six years old when she fell in love with nursing after a traumatic domestic violence incident sent her mother to the hospital. “The nurse was so good with my mom and comforted me,” said Huffman. “She knew what I wanted without me saying anything. She brought me crayons and paper and let me color. I fell in love with her and thought she was an angel.” On December 8, Huffman will share her story as the commencement speaker at UT’s graduate hooding ceremony at 7 p.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena.

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

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.