College of Nursing News

UT students gain experience while helping others

Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knoxville News Sentinel featured UT students and professors from various disciplines working together to make an Appalachian community a safer and healthier place to live. The work will also serve as a model to help other communities like it. Clay County, Kentucky, ranks near the bottom for the state’s major health indicators, including obesity,

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UT Joins Forces with Peace Corps for Fellowship Program

The Peace Corps announced the launch of a new Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program in partnership with UT. The program will provide graduate school scholarships to returned Peace Corps volunteers who complete a degree-related internship in an underserved American community while they pursue their studies.

College of Nursing Celebrates Forty Years of Nursing

The College of Nursing will honor the history of the first forty years of nursing graduates and celebrate its current standing in its mission to transform health care at its annual NightinGala.

UT program addresses psych nurse gap

Knoxville News Sentinel

UT graduate students in nursing, pharmacy, nutrition and exercise physiology are coming together to tackle a new health challenge facing the nation—a critical need for advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurses. The News Sentinel featured a story on the program, called Recovery-Based Interprofessional Distance Education (RIDE), where students are working as interprofessional teams to help

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UT Launches Nursing Leadership Program

The colleges of Nursing and Business Administration are joining forces to hold a nursing leadership program. The executive development series brings together the experience and expertise of both colleges’ faculty to transform today’s nurses into tomorrow’s health care business leaders.

Professor Awarded Highly Competitive Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowship

Tami Wyatt

Tami Wyatt, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the College of Nursing, has been named one of twenty Robert Wood Johnson Foundation executive nurse fellows for 2014. Wyatt joins a select group of nurses from across the country chosen to participate in the program, which is enhancing the effectiveness of nurse leaders working to improve the United States health care system.

Nursing Professor Named Prestigious Nursing Academy Fellow

Tami-Wyatt

Tami Wyatt, associate professor of nursing, has been named to the 2014 class of the American Academy of Nursing fellows. Wyatt was selected for her leadership in education, management, and policy, and her work to improve the health of the nation. She and 167 nurse leaders will be inducted as fellows during the Academy’s 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference on Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C.