College of Nursing News

College of Nursing to Offer Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

UT Knoxville has a new option for nursing students looking to further their education: the Doctor of Nursing Practice program. The degree complements but differs from the existing Ph.D. in nursing in that it is clinically-focused rather than research-focused.

Senior Nursing Student’s Memory Honored with Special Ceremony

Courtney House was supposed to graduate with her classmates last week. But the senior died in September 2009 only months after being diagnosed with cancer. Courtney’s memory was honored at the College of Nursing’s commencement exercises with a special pinning ceremony, where her parents were presented with the nursing pin that Courtney would have received at graduation.

UT Knoxville’s Nuclear Engineering Graduate Program in Nation’s Top 10

UT Knoxville’s nuclear engineering graduate program is now a top 10 program, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2011 graduate rankings. The program was ranked ninth in the country, rising three spots from last year. UT’s law, education and logistics programs also were ranked among the best in the nation.

Free Health Fair for UT Students, Employees and Retirees March 31

The College of Nursing at UT Knoxville has teamed up with UT Student Health Services and the University of Tennessee Medical Center to bring the UT community “HealthBeat 2010,” a free health fair for UT students, faculty, staff, retirees and their families, on March 31.

WATE: UT nursing students to pay more tuition beginning this fall

The UT College of Nursing is one of three colleges approved by the UT Board of Trustees to charge differential tuition. In this WATE news story, Dean Joan Creasia explains why increasing costs is necessary to maintain enrollment and the technologies needed to run a successful program.

College of Nursing Hosts Fundraising Event for International Health Care Mission

For years students in the College of Nursing at UT Knoxville have traveled far and wide to take their nursing skills to those in need. This spring, students from the college will help some of Peru’s poorest populations. While the group will offer their assistance for free, their travel to and stay in Peru are not free. Eyeing costs per person of nearly $3,000, the nursing students and faculty are turning to the UT and Knoxville communities for help.