College of Nursing News

Sandy Highlights Need for Nurses with Global Disaster Training

When Hurricane Sandy bore down on New York City, it knocked out power inside the neonatal intensive care unit at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, silencing all the machines that kept the tiny infants alive. The unique nursing skills needed in such situations are exactly what the Global Disaster Nursing Program in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, teaches.

College of Nursing Names Fabulous Forty in Honor of Fortieth Anniversary

The College of Nursing honored forty of its alumni during a celebration of its fortieth anniversary. The Fabulous Forty Nursing Alumni were named at the fourth annual NightinGala on Sept. 21. The Fabulous Forty—forty outstanding College of Nursing alumni—were nominated and selected because of how they make a difference in the lives of individual patients, organizations, and/or the community.

College of Nursing to Receive $2.5 Million to Help Underserved, Enhance Learning

The College of Nursing is receiving $2.5 million in grants to care for the underserved at a Knox County school clinic while gaining invaluable learning experiences. The two grants from Human Resources Services Administration in the US Department of Health and Human Services are a million dollars more than the college’s research funding total for fiscal year 2012.

College of Nursing Kicks Off Forty-First Year with NightinGala

UT’s College of Nursing is marking the end of a year-long celebration of the college’s fortieth anniversary and kicking off an exciting forty-first year full of growth with its annual NightinGala fundraiser, 6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, at the Downtown Knoxville Hilton.

Professor Chosen as Chairman of State Nursing Board

Donald Bell

It is hard to imagine a world without anesthesia. It is crucial for everything from surgery to pain management. Nurse anesthetists are often the main providers of anesthesia care. Now, a UT nurse anesthetist will be instrumental in guiding the future of nursing and advanced practice nursing care across the state. Donald Bell, a clinical associate professor of nursing and certified registered nurse anesthetist, has been elected chairman of the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Nursing, Engineering Invention Launches; Improves Nurses Worldwide

Nursing students using the DocuCare platform

A joint endeavor between the colleges of nursing and engineering has been launched as a new product to help build a better workforce of health professionals worldwide. Called Lippincott’s DocuCare EHR, the new product integrates electronic health records commonly used in hospitals and medical offices into a simulated learning tool for students.

College of Nursing Receives Funding to Help Fill Nursing Shortage

The College of Nursing has received a big boost in its mission of preparing highly skilled nurses to meet a growing demand. The college has received a $50,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. This funding arrives as new numbers show a growing deficit of nurses in the state.

Nursing Professor Named Academy of Nursing Education Fellow

Tami Wyatt

Tami Wyatt, associate professor in the College of Nursing, has been named an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow, part of the National League of Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education. This is the university’s first nursing professor to be named a fellow. Wyatt was one of thirty-two nursing educators selected this year.