College of Nursing News

Terrorism Expert to Speak on Campus

The threat of terrorism continues to evolve in our changing world. Walter Purdy, director of the Terrorism Research Center in Washington, DC, will lead an interactive public presentation to explore terrorism in the 21st century. The talk will be at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15, at the College of Law. Purdy will explore the changing face of global terrorism, terrorism and the media, terrorism and technology, and successes and challenges ahead.

Inspiring Ideas: College of Nursing


Get to know associate professor Nan Gaylord and assistant professor Peggy Pierce from the College of Nursing. Gaylord is founder of the Vine School Health Center, a school-based health care clinic that serves students in Knox County who have limited access to health care. Pierce is leading a interdisciplinary team of students to learn using telehealth technology in the delivery of patient care at clinics around Knox County.

UT to Launch Health and Wellness Initiative; Email Survey Wednesday

Worksite health and wellness opportunities have been shown to increase employee health and well-being. For this reason, UT is launching an employee health and wellness initiative. The first step in this initiative is to learn about employees’ health behaviors, risks, and interest in terms of health and wellness activities on and off campus. Faculty and staff will receive an email with a link to a survey on Wednesday, February 27.

HealthBeat 2013 Date Set for April 3

Save the date for your health! The UT community can get plenty of good health information from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 3 in the in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center Ballroom at UT’s health fair.

Talk About Health Care Reform

Why is it so difficult to reform our health care system? David Mirvis, adjunct professor of public health, has some insight. The professor, investigator, and analyst will speak on three occasions to the UT and broader community.

Tennessean: Let skilled nurses ease health burdens

Carole Myers, associate professor of nursing, wrote an op-ed in the Tennessean entitled “Let skilled nurses ease health burdens.” In the piece, Myers addressed removing barriers to primary health care services by allowing advanced practice nurses to practice to the full extent of their education and training. One of these barriers is the requirement of restrictive physician supervision of advanced practice nurses.

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.