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.
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This week, leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re sharing the stories of some moms who work on our campus. For Victoria Niederhauser and her daughter, Emily, nursing is a family affair. They come from several generations of health care providers and are continuing the tradition. Victoria is dean of the College of Nursing and Emily is a neonatal nurse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Shelia Swift, a clinical assistant professor in the College of Nursing, has been named assistant dean for undergraduate programs.
Tami Bland, clinical assistant professor in UT’s College of Nursing, was recently honored with the Gaylord Rodgers Pediatric Faculty Award.
UT’s College of Nursing received the maximum ten years of continuing accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education following an extensive self-study and March accreditation visit.
A new health care leadership series aims to mentor academic partners in rural and underserved clinics in East Tennessee.
Alumni, faculty, and friends of the College of Nursing gathered earlier this week at the Knoxville Marriott for the seventh annual NightinGala to honor outstanding individuals for their noteworthy accomplishments to the college and the nursing profession.
A new Center for Nursing Practice will be established within the College of Nursing, thanks to a generous donation from Richard and Poppy Buchanan. Richard is a retired physician and Poppy served as a public health nurse in Tennessee for a number of years.
Victoria Niederhauser, dean of the College of Nursing, has been named to the American Academy of Nursing’s 2015 Class of New Fellows.
Tami Wyatt, assistant dean of graduate programs in the College of Nursing and co-director of the Health Information Technology and Simulation Lab, has been named the first Torchbearer Professor in Nursing. This is the first endowed position in the college to be funded by private donations.