College of Nursing News

Full-Scale Disaster Drill Gives Responders, Nursing Students Realistic Practice


On Friday, first responders from eleven agencies participated in a disaster drill and more than 100 nursing students—the entire junior class—portrayed victims, complete with theatrical makeup that gave them realistic-looking gashes and bruises. The catastrophe played itself out in the morning, then gave way to an afternoon exercise where campus officials talked about repairs, closures, press briefings, and the process of getting back to normal.

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


“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.