WBIR-TV covered a philanthropic effort by nursing students called the Precious Prints Project which provides a silver finger charm to families who have lost a child at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The students are hosted a fundraising run called “Sprint for the Prints” for the project on September 14. The effort is a partnership between
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In Clay County, Kentucky, flooding or ice frequently blocks access to emergency services. If a tornado hit the area, shelter would also be hard to find. A group of UT faculty members and students is trying to change this situation. Nursing professors in the Global Disaster Nursing program are working with architecture and environmental engineering professors, law enforcement professionals, graduate students, and Clay County community partners to improve the area’s community wellness and disaster preparedness.
Nan Gaylord, associate professor of nursing and founder of the Vine School Health Center, has been chosen as a 2013 Health Care Hero by the Greater Knoxville Business Journal. The CEOs of the five Knoxville-area hospital systems serve as judges of the program, selecting the Health Care Heroes from more than a hundred outstanding nominations.
Gary Ramsey, a clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing, and nursing student Theresa Benedikter spoke to WBIR’s Beth Haynes about the College of Nursing’s accelerated nursing program. This week, accelerated nursing students will graduate. The year-long program is aimed at people who already have degrees and jobs in another field who are making
Marian Roman, an associate professor of nursing at UT has been honored for her work in aiding people with mental illness in the Knoxville community. She is the recipient of the 2013 Award for Innovation from the American Psychiatric Nursing Association. The APNA recognizes nurses who exemplify excellence across the spectrum of psychiatric–mental health nursing practice, education, leadership, research, and innovation.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured a study being conducted by professors in the College of Nursing which will study needs of HIV/AIDS patients in Appalachia to find out more about the limited legal, emotional and medical help available to people dying of the disease in the region. The study, funded with a $420,000 grant from
Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.
Jan Simek, distinguished science professor in the Department of Anthropology, was interviewed by WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper for their series, The Method, which explores the intersection of science and society. Simek talked about how archaeologists study some of the oldest cave art in North America. In the series, WUOT’s Brandon Hollingsworth interviewed to researcher Joanne Hall,
Approximately 10,000 Americans die with an HIV/AIDS diagnosis each year, and many of these patients lack access to the care they need at the end of their lives. This is especially true for those who live in the Appalachian region. A group of nursing professors at UT is embarking on a study to try to change this. The study team includes Sadie Hutson, associate professor, and Ken Phillips, professor and associate dean of research in the College of Nursing.
A grant awarded to the College of Nursing is helping fill the nation’s nursing shortage. For the second year in a row, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program is awarding $10,000 scholarships to select students—those who are making a career switch to nursing and are members of a group that is underrepresented in the field. This year, eight students will receive scholarships.