Victoria Niederhauser News

College of Nursing Receives Reaccreditation

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.

College of Nursing Honors Alumni and Faculty at NightinGala

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.

College of Nursing Establishes Torchbearer Professorship

Tami Wyatt

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.

College of Nursing Receives Grant to Help ‘Career Switch’ Students

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.

Nursing Dean Receives Patriot Award for Support of Active Duty Staff Member

From left, Jim Foggin, ESGR Representative for the Navy Operational Support Center in Knoxville, Capt. Teresa Kennard, College of Nursing Dean Victoria P. Niederhauser, and Army Reserve Ambassador John Dyess.

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.