UT graduate students in nursing, pharmacy, nutrition and exercise physiology are coming together to tackle a new health challenge facing the nation—a critical need for advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurses. The News Sentinel featured a story on the program, called Recovery-Based Interprofessional Distance Education (RIDE), where students are working as interprofessional teams to help
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The colleges of Nursing and Business Administration are joining forces to hold a nursing leadership program. The executive development series brings together the experience and expertise of both colleges’ faculty to transform today’s nurses into tomorrow’s health care business leaders.
Students in the College of Nursing will be cloaked with a white coat by health care leaders in the university’s first White Coat Ceremony.
Tami Wyatt, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the College of Nursing, has been named one of twenty Robert Wood Johnson Foundation executive nurse fellows for 2014. Wyatt joins a select group of nurses from across the country chosen to participate in the program, which is enhancing the effectiveness of nurse leaders working to improve the United States health care system.
Tami Wyatt, associate professor of nursing, has been named to the 2014 class of the American Academy of Nursing fellows. Wyatt was selected for her leadership in education, management, and policy, and her work to improve the health of the nation. She and 167 nurse leaders will be inducted as fellows during the Academy’s 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference on Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C.
For the third year in a row, the College of Nursing is receiving money from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to provide scholarships for students who are making a career switch to nursing. The college has received a $50,000 grant from the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. The money will fund five $10,000 scholarships for second-career nursing students who are members of an underrepresented group or from a disadvantaged background.
Earning a college degree is a time-consuming endeavor on its own, but Olaoluwapo Omoleke, a soldier in the US Army Reserve, managed to graduate with highest honors while deployed in Kuwait. Omoleke graduated last December with a bachelor’s degree in nursing through UT’s online RN-to-BSN program. He will walk in the College of Nursing’s commencement ceremony at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in Thompson-Boling Arena.
Alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Noble Wilford will receive an honorary doctorate during this semester’s commencement ceremonies. Wilford, a 1955 journalism graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate of letters and science at the College of Communication and Information ceremony on May 7. He headlines the list of accomplished speakers at this spring’s college ceremonies, which begin May 7 and run through May 10. More than 3,800 undergraduate and graduate students will receive degrees at thirteen college ceremonies this spring.
From hearing screening to allergy testing to blood typing, the UT community can find answers to several of their health questions at HealthBeat 2014, a free health fair for UT students, faculty, staff, and retirees as well as their families. The College of Nursing is joining forces with the Student Health Center and UT Medical Center for HealthBeat 2014, which will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on April 2 in the University Center Ballroom. A variety of screenings and tests will be provided. Insurance is not required for any of the screenings or tests. Small fees will apply only to those screenings that require lab work.
College of Nursing Dean Victoria P. Niederhauser received a Patriot Award on Friday for supporting one of her faculty members who was deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Niederhauser was nominated by clinical instructor Captain Teresa Kennard, who was deployed as a member of the US Navy Reserve Nurse Corps from July 2012 to March 2013.