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.
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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.
UT has been recognized nationally for a project designed to improve the wellness and disaster readiness of an Appalachian community in Clay County, Kentucky.
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.
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.
The College of Nursing will celebrate National Nurses Week May 6–12. Special dates include May 6, which is marked as RN Recognition Day, and May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.
This week, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of some moms who work on our campus. For Victoria Niederhauser and her daughter, Emily, nursing is a family affair. They come from several generations of health care providers and are continuing the tradition. Victoria is dean of the College of Nursing and Emily is a neonatal nurse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Students from the College of Nursing recently participated in a disaster preparedness drill conducted by the Appalachia Community Health and Disaster Readiness Project and other community partners in rural Clay County, Kentucky.
This week, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of some moms who work on our campus. Nursing Professor and HITS Lab Co-Director Tami Wyatt grew up knowing she wanted to be a nurse. Her daughter, Rachael, was determined to be anything but a nurse—until she got to UT. Now Rachael, who graduated last year, is a NICU nurse in Chattanooga, and she says it makes her happy to know that people think she’s just like her mom.
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville is the latest hospital to partner with the College of Nursing to provide the Precious Prints Project to grieving families.