Many rural Appalachian families lack knowledge about end-of-life care options and the role of hospice care. Faculty members in the College of Nursing are addressing this need through a Community Partnership for End-of-Life Care.
College of Nursing News
The College of Nursing Community Health Fairs have changed locations and themes over the years to reflect shifting community needs. The fairs provide an opportunity for nursing students to gain valuable community experience while providing both university and community members with personal health information and numerous screenings.
In just three years, 300 Precious Prints charms have been given to local families grieving the loss of a child as a special way to remember them, thanks to a student-led project in UT’s College of Nursing. Sprint for the Prints 5K, a family friendly race benefiting the program, will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, at Circle Park.
The Associated Press published a story on the College of Nursing’s $2 million grant to support nurses in Appalchia and the story was used by WBIR, WJHL, the Stamford Advocate, the (Greenfield, Indiana) Daily Reporter, and the Island Packet.
A new Center for Nursing Practice will be established within the College of Nursing, thanks to a generous donation from Richard and Poppy Buchanan. Richard is a retired physician and Poppy served as a public health nurse in Tennessee for a number of years.
Victoria Niederhauser, dean of the College of Nursing, has been named to the American Academy of Nursing’s 2015 Class of New Fellows.
Tami Wyatt, assistant dean of graduate programs in the College of Nursing and co-director of the Health Information Technology and Simulation Lab, has been named the first Torchbearer Professor in Nursing. This is the first endowed position in the college to be funded by private donations.
The College of Nursing has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to improve clinical education for family nurse practitioner students.
Lynda Hardy has joined UT’s College of Nursing as associate dean for research.
Starting July 3, residents in Clay County, Kentucky, will no longer have to get their water from contaminated wells and streams thanks to the opening of a new water kiosk designed by an interdisciplinary team of UT faculty and students.