In health care, giving patients the best care possible is the primary goal. The UT Knoxville College of Nursing has continuously taken strides in educating nurses to provide the most comprehensive health care for everyone. The college has taken a giant leap toward this goal by being selected as one of five schools in the nation to participate in The Beryl Institute’s Educational Outreach Program.
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Playing with plastic turtles and snakes is not part of the College of Nursing curriculum at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. But it was part of Fossil Day at Norwood Elementary, an outreach activity of the Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) in which nursing students assisted fifth grade teachers in illustrating to their students how fossils were formed.
Faculty members at UT Knoxville’s College of Nursing make a difference in people’s lives every day—and they are being recognized for it. Three members recently were given state and nationwide awards for being leaders in their field.
The UT Knoxville College of Nursing has been played a critical role in caring for and educating East Tennessee’s communities for almost forty years. Community members can return the favor—by enjoying good food, drink, music, and the company of Barbara Dooley at the College of Nursing’s third annual NightinGala.
When disaster strikes, nurses are on the front lines—caring for victims, managing resources, communicating information, and directing others in caring for people’s psychological and physical well-being. Yet, few educational programs offer nurses comprehensive training to lead in disaster situations worldwide. The UT Knoxville College of Nursing is accepting applications for its new Global Disaster Nursing program, which will train nurses to respond to emergencies anywhere in the world.
Victoria Niederhauser, dean the College of Nursing, was featured as WBIR-TV’s Newsmaker. During her TV interview, the dean spoke about her goals for the college and the challenges facing the school.
Three new deans have started their jobs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and one other will begin work in January. Steven Escar Smith began as dean of UT Libraries on July 1; Scott Poole took over as dean of the College of Architecture and Design on July 15; and Victoria Niederhauser began her role as dean of the College of Nursing on August 1. Theresa M. Lee will begin her new job as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences on January 1, 2012.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Nursing received $725,000 for nursing workforce development from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The College of Nursing at UT Knoxville has teamed up again this year with UT Student Health Services and the University of Tennessee Medical Center to bring the UT community “HealthBeat 2011,” a free health fair for UT students, faculty, staff, retirees and their families. The fair will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the University Center Ballroom.
Victoria Niederhauser has been named dean of the UT Knoxville College of Nursing. Following a nation-wide search, Niederhauser, the associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene at the University of Hawaii, will become the college’s fourth dean beginning Aug. 1.