College of Nursing News

UT College of Nursing Prepares Nurses for Global Disasters

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.

WBIR-TV: College of Nursing Dean is Newsmaker

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.

UT Welcomes New Deans

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.

Free Health Fair for UT Students, Employees and Retirees April 6

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 Named New College of Nursing Dean

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.

UT’s Baker Center Invites Public to Watch Nursing Summit Webcast

The public is invited to the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy on the UT Knoxville campus on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, to view the webcast of the “National Summit on Advancing Health through Nursing” sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The webcast event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will run until 2:45 p.m.

Nursing’s Second Annual NightinGala a Success

The College of Nursing held its second annual NightinGala fundraiser event last month and brought in over $60,000 in funding for the college. Held at the Foundry at World’s Fair Park, the event was emceed by Robin Wilhoit, anchorperson for WBIR-TV and member of the College of Nursing Board of Visitors.