It is hard to imagine a world without anesthesia. It is crucial for everything from surgery to pain management. Nurse anesthetists are often the main providers of anesthesia care. Now, a UT nurse anesthetist will be instrumental in guiding the future of nursing and advanced practice nursing care across the state. Donald Bell, a clinical associate professor of nursing and certified registered nurse anesthetist, has been elected chairman of the Tennessee Board of Nursing.
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A joint endeavor between the colleges of nursing and engineering has been launched as a new product to help build a better workforce of health professionals worldwide. Called Lippincott’s DocuCare EHR, the new product integrates electronic health records commonly used in hospitals and medical offices into a simulated learning tool for students.
The College of Nursing has received a big boost in its mission of preparing highly skilled nurses to meet a growing demand. The college has received a $50,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. This funding arrives as new numbers show a growing deficit of nurses in the state.
Tami Wyatt, associate professor in the College of Nursing, has been named an Academy of Nursing Education Fellow, part of the National League of Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education. This is the university’s first nursing professor to be named a fellow. Wyatt was one of thirty-two nursing educators selected this year.
Carole Myers, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing, was interviewed for an article in Nashville Medical News about limited access to health providers.
Honors and awards for UT Knoxville faculty and graduate students.
The College of Nursing is answering a call from First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, to serve the nation’s veterans as well as they have served their country. The college will join more than 150 state and national nursing organizations and more than 500 nursing schools in a coordinated effort to further educate our nation’s three million nurses so they are prepared to meet the unique health needs of service members, veterans, and their families.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that are making a difference in their world and the world around them. College of Nursing instructor Lynne Miller started the Precious Prints Project, a program that partners with East Tennessee Children’s Hospital to provide parents who have lost children a tangible remembrance of their child.
Victoria Niederhauser, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has been selected to join an elite network of more than 5,000 women as a member of the Leadership America Class of 2012.
The College of Nursing is again teaming up with the Student Health Center and the UT Medical Center for “HealthBeat 2012,” a free health fair for UT students, faculty, staff, retirees, and their families. The fair will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center Ballroom.