College of Nursing News

UT Nursing Professors Aim to Prepare Appalachian Region for the Worst

In Clay County, Kentucky, flooding or ice frequently blocks access to emergency services. If a tornado hit the area, shelter would also be hard to find. A group of UT faculty members and students is trying to change this situation. Nursing professors in the Global Disaster Nursing program are working with architecture and environmental engineering professors, law enforcement professionals, graduate students, and Clay County community partners to improve the area’s community wellness and disaster preparedness.

WBIR: UT program helps students make a career switch to nursing

Gary Ramsey, a clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing, and nursing student Theresa Benedikter spoke to WBIR’s Beth Haynes about the College of Nursing’s accelerated nursing program. This week, accelerated nursing students will graduate. The year-long program is aimed at people who already have degrees and jobs in another field who are making

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Professor Marian Roman Honored for Psychiatric Care

Marian Roman, an associate professor of nursing at UT has been honored for her work in aiding people with mental illness in the Knoxville community. She is the recipient of the 2013 Award for Innovation from the American Psychiatric Nursing Association. The APNA recognizes nurses who exemplify excellence across the spectrum of psychiatric–mental health nursing practice, education, leadership, research, and innovation.

News Sentinel: UT to study needs of HIV/AIDS patients in Appalachia

The Knoxville News Sentinel featured a study being conducted by professors in the College of Nursing which will study needs of  HIV/AIDS patients in Appalachia to find out more about the limited legal, emotional and medical help available to people dying of the disease in the region. The study, funded with a $420,000 grant from

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Faculty News and Notes

Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.

WUOT: Primitive Art and AIDS in Appalachia

Jan Simek, distinguished science professor in the Department of Anthropology, was interviewed by WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper for their series, The Method, which explores the intersection of science and society. Simek talked about how archaeologists study some of the oldest cave art in North America.  In the series, WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth interviewed to researcher Joanne Hall,

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Professors Explore End-of-Life Needs for HIV/AIDS Patients in Appalachian Region

Approximately 10,000 Americans die with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis each year, and many of these patients lack access to the care they need at the end of their lives. This is especially true for those who live in the Appalachian region. A group of nursing professors at UT is embarking on a study to try to change this. The study team includes Sadie Hutson, associate professor, and Ken Phillips, professor and associate dean of research in the College of Nursing.

College of Nursing Students Receive Scholarships; Help Fill Nursing Shortage

A grant awarded to the College of Nursing is helping fill the nation’s nursing shortage. For the second year in a row, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program is awarding $10,000 scholarships to select students—those who are making a career switch to nursing and are members of a group that is underrepresented in the field. This year, eight students will receive scholarships.

Faculty News and Notes

Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.