Carole Myers, assistant professor in the College of Nursing, sits down with WVLT-TV to discuss some of the politics behind health care reform and how it will affect you.
College of Nursing News
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.
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.
Three colleges at UT Knoxville would charge extra tuition per credit hour, under a plan being proposed by Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek.
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.
Joan Creasia, dean of the College of Nursing at UT Knoxville, will retire at the end of the academic year. Creasia began serving as the college’s third dean on Oct. 1, 1995. Of all current deans on the UT Knoxville campus, she is the longest-serving.
The College of Nursing at UT Knoxville, one of the largest nursing programs in the state, is asking the public to help ensure its ability to graduate as many nurses as it can to help alleviate the state’s nursing shortage. The college is hosting a special fundraising event, called the NightinGala, to support its programs and meet the growing need for nurses. The inaugural event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at Hunter Valley Farm in Knoxville.
Flu shots will be available to UT Knoxville students, faculty and staff from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the University Center Ballroom. Shots will cost $20 — $5 less than last year — and all proceeds will go to the Knoxville News Sentinel Empty Stocking Fund, which provides food and toys to needy families during the winter holidays. Sponsors include the UT Student Health Service, the UT School of Nursing, the Knoxville News Sentinel Charities and Dr. Charlie Barnett. “This year our campus community will be facing both H1N1 and the seasonal flu,” said Student Health Services administrator Jim Boyle. “Therefore, it is especially important to get vaccinated for both.”
Joan Creasia, dean of the UT Knoxville College of Nursing, spoke on WBIR-TV 10′s “Newsmakers” program about the dire need for nurses and the tough financial situation the college is facing.
A new educational software program called iCare is helping students in the College of Nursing at UT Knoxville become even more competitive job candidates in the nursing profession. The program — developed by Tami Wyatt and Matt Bell of the College of Nursing and Xueping Li and Yo Indranoi of the College of Engineering — integrates electronic health record software into a simulated learning tool for students.