News and Events
Cherokee Nation Internship
As a function of a partnership between UTC and the Eastern Band of Cherokee, the Cherokee nation invited UTC students from across academic disciplines to participate in a summer internship on their reservation. The internship provided an immersion experience for four senior baccalaureate nursing students and took place May 5-23 this past summer. The goals of the internship were to raise cultural consciousness, meet the needs of the Cherokee community, and meet the academic needs of the intern participants. Nursing students returned with a stronger appreciation for the role of context and culture in health. It is hoped the internship will be an annual event.
ETSU Recognizes Alumni
Chris Smith, Director of the School of Nursing, and Karen Frank, a DNP student and Director of Accreditation and Patient Safety Officer for Memorial Health Care System, were recently selected one of sixty top alumni from East Tennessee State University. More at www.etsu.edu.
DNP Student Honored
Melissa Bogle traveled to Hong Kong for the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Conference.
Students and faculty worked in Guatemala for a week through Hope Renewed International from May 10-17. The trip was coordinated by students Jenna Elliott and Katie Battani. See www.theleaputc.org.
UTC's School of Nursing was ranked a Top Nursing School for 2014 by CollegeAtlas. The organization ranks the nation's top nursing schools on affordability, academic quality, accessibility, and NCLEX-RN exam pass rates. More at blog.utc.edu/news/2014/05/school-nursing-recognized/.
Congratulations to all of our May 2014 BSN, MSN FNP and DNP graduates!
Faculty at graduation (from left): Rosebelle Peters, Susan Thul, Tessa Mullinax-Baker, Amy Levi, Stacye Watson, Robyn Tobias, Chris Smith, Cherry Guinn, Joanie Jackson.
Nursing/HHP Open House
The School of Nursing and the Department of Health and Human Performance hosted an open house of their renovated facilities in the Metropolitan Building on April 21. From above left: April Anderson (Academic Advisor), Chris Smith (Director of the School of Nursing), and Sarah Blackburn (Coordinator, Nursing Programs and Business Operations).
School of Nursing faculty Miriam Zwitter and Anne Pingenot accompanied level two nursing students helping to establish a community garden at a Chattanooga group home.
Congratulations to Donnie Carter (large photo) and Ross Zimmer (bottom two photos) for being named Outstanding Graduate Students! Also shown are Dr. Joanie Jackson (top left), Dr. Carolyn Schreeder (top right), and Professor Wanda Hunt (at podium).
A "student-driven and faculty guided" group of School of Nursing students will travel to Guatemala in May to assist at-risk populations in locales ranging from orphanages to a women's prison. More information, including details about how you can help, are at the LEAP website.
Happy Holidays from the School of Nursing!
Congratulations to the 2013 graduating DNP class!
Sigma Theta Tau Induction
Health Fair for the Homeless
More than 80 UTC nursing students and faculty members recently provided a health fair for the city’s homeless community. Click a photo above or read the full story.
Dr. Linda Hill, Coordinator of the Nurse Anesthesia Concentration, was elected to serve another two-year term (2013 to 2015) on the Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthetists Board of Directors as Director of District IV. Dr. Hill was also appointed as Chair of the TANA Education Committee for 2013-2014.
Open House - October 2013
Faculty and staff were on hand to show renovated spaces in the Metropolitan building, including the new Home Health simulation lab.
School of Nursing students joined thousands who supported the fight against breast cancer at the 2013 Komen Race for the Cure.
History of the Metropolitan Building
Recommended: the Chattanoogan.com article by John Shearer with pictures of recent renovations.
Congratulations to Gateway Hybrid Cohort 6!
In May 2012 a group of registered nurses took their first Gateway class on the journey to earning a BSN. On the last day of July 2013, the same group completed their final Gateway class. Congratulations! This is the eighth cohort to complete the courses since the Gateway program was established in 2007.