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.
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“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.
Clinical Assistant Professor Lynn Blackburn will lead eighteen students and two faculty members from the College of Nursing to Alajuela, Costa Rica, for the college’s annual international health care trip. The group departs March 13.
A group of UT students and faculty will spend spring break building a kiosk to bring clean water to one Appalachian community. From March 16 to 20, the UT team will join community volunteers to erect the building at Red Bird Mission in Clay County, Kentucky.
Gary Ramsey, clinical assistant professor of nursing, and Susan Speraw, research professor of nursing, are faculty trailblazers in the College of Nursing.
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.
Before she died, Theresa and Raphael’s mother created a video message to comfort her children, remind them of her everlasting love, and assure them that everything is as it should be. Though her story is not real, it is the type of message a person dying of HIV/AIDS may want to leave behind. It is one of four digital stories created as a UT College of Nursing pilot research project. The goal is to create a tool that can help persons with HIV/AIDS communicate their end-of-life and advanced care planning wishes.
WATE-TV’s Lori Tucker interviewed Sadie Hutson, associate professor of nursing, about her research into digital storytelling of those with HIV/AIDS. The goal of her project is to create a tool that can help persons with HIV/AIDS communicate their end-of-life and advance care planning wishes. View the story here.
The College of Nursing Nurse Anesthesia Concentration has been granted continued accreditation from the Council on Accreditation of nurse anesthesia educational programs until 2024. The thirty-one-month program culminates in students receiving a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in nurse anesthesia. It is one of a very few programs granted accreditation with no
UT students and professors from various disciplines are working together to make an Appalachian community a safer and healthier place to live—and serve as a model to help other communities like it.