Tennova Health Care in Knoxville is the latest hospital to partner with the College of Nursing to provide the Precious Prints Project to grieving families. The student-led project provides silver fingerprint charms to families who have experienced the loss of a child. “The Precious Prints Project now serves all of the major hospitals in Knox County, providing—at no cost to the family or hospital—a lasting remembrance of a precious life lost all too soon,” said Lynne Miller, nursing instructor and director of the project.
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The College of Nursing will celebrate National Nurses Week May 6–12. Special dates include May 6, which is marked as RN Recognition Day, and May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville is the latest hospital to partner with the College of Nursing to provide the Precious Prints Project to grieving families.
In just three years, 300 Precious Prints charms have been given to local families grieving the loss of a child as a special way to remember them, thanks to a student-led project in UT’s College of Nursing. Sprint for the Prints 5K, a family friendly race benefiting the program, will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, at Circle Park.
“Nothing will take away this pain. But my pendant is a tangible memory of the life Alex lived, physically touched by my little angel,” Jenn Swindle said. “It’s a reminder that Alex was real. And some days, I just need a reminder that she was real.”
Knowing how much the Precious Prints pendant meant to her, Swindle encouraged the College of Nursing to partner with UT Medical Center to offer the pendants to other families who lose a child at that hospital.
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
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.
This is Faculty Appreciation Week, a time to celebrate faculty and their teaching, research and outreach. Their work is a big part of what makes UT Knoxville the great university it is. Check out Thursday’s special events and faculty features.
Faculty Appreciation Week College Kudos: Get to know Assistant Professor Allie Brown and Instructor Lynne Miller from the College of Nursing.