Nursing News 2023

DNP Graduation 2023

Congratulations to the DNP class of 2023!

BSN Students at Graduation

Congratulations to our December 2023 Nursing graduates! Click here to view more photos on Flickr!

Best Nursing School 2023

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing has been named the best in the country by student and alumni voters in the inaugural Top Nursing School in the United States – Student Choice Awards contest launched by Nurse.org — an influential national organization.

Scrappy's Cupboard Food Drive

The UTC School of Nursing was awarded 1st place in the Scrappy’s Cupboard Food Drive held during Homecoming. Faculty and Staff dug deep into their pockets and shopping carts to bring in food for the cupboard. Dr Brooke Epperson accepted the award on behalf of the School.  The Student Outreach and Support Office needed 2 golf carts to transport the food from Metro!

Pediatric Nursing Students

Professor England and pediatric nursing students support the Lady Mocs at their home opener!

Kennedy Donation Announcement

UTC School of Nursing celebrates $8 million gift to name new building. Click here for the full story and photos!

Nurse Practitioner White Coat

Graduate Nursing White Coat Ceremony was held on Monday October 23rd. Nurse Practitioner Cohort 2026 

Nurse Anesthesia White Coat

Graduate Nursing White Coat Ceremony was held on Monday October 23rd. Nurse Anesthesia Cohort 2025 

TDH Dialysis Workshop

On October 17th, 2023 the School of Nursing hosted the Tennessee Department of Health who presented a Hemodialysis Infection Prevention Simulation. Click here for more details!

UTC Nursing Students

Nursing students take part in UTC Police training. Click here to read the full article.

BSN Nursing Whitecoat Ceremony Fall 2023

The BSN White Coat Ceremony was held on Monday Sept. 11th in the University Center.  To watch the livestream recording click on the photo above. For more photos go to our Flickr album! 

BCBS Scholarship Recipients

Two UTC School of Nursing students, Kendrick Cox and Emmanuella Ingabire have been nominated as 2023 BlueCross Power of Scholars!  Click here to read the full announcement. Congratulations!!! (photos courtesy of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee)


ABSN and BSN students pictured here on the first day of class! Click on the image above to link to our FLICKR album with more photos from the first day! 

ABSN Students

UTC and the School of Nursing welcomes the first Accelerated BSN cohort into the new program this Fall 2023. Click here to learn more about this program!

MSN Nurse Anesthesia 2023

We celebrated the graduation of our last MSN classes on August 12, 2023. The MSN Nurse Anesthesia graduates celebrated with a hooding ceremony with family and friends in attendance. This closes a chapter on MSN education but opens the door to many future doctoral students. Congratulations Class of 2023!

Dr. Amber Roache

A $2.6 million HRSA grant has been awarded to assist UTC nurse practitioner students in breaking down barriers to care. Dr. Amber Roaché pictured here. Click here to read the full story!

Dr. Kristi Wick

 A new state grant awarded to UTC School of Nursing creates a UTC ROAD MAP for seniors in rural Tennessee counties. Dr. Kristi Wick pictured here.  Click here to read the full story!

New Nursing Faculty 2023

The School of Nursing welcomes new faculty members Rachel Thomas, Terry Ellis, Savannah Kelley, and Megan England for Fall 2023!

2023 Nurse.org Best Ranked Nursing Schools

We have once again been recognized by an independent organization as the top nursing school in the state of Tennessee for their 2023 Nurse.org Best Nursing Schools by State Rankings! You can see the full list of the top rankings on this page: https://nurse.org/education/top-10-best-nursing-schools-in-tennessee but if you are just curious, the remainder of the top 10 schools are included in this order – TN Tech, Union, UTK, MTSU, LMU, Belmont, Bethel University, Lipscomb and the University of Memphis. For more information click here!

The School of Nursing was chosen by a panel of 5 registered nurses with over 55 years of combined nursing experience and 7 nursing degrees. They considered our school’s reputation, accreditation, NCLEX pass rate, tuition, and acceptance rates to determine its ranking.  Nurse.org has told us that more than 1.5M current and future nurses access their website and they utilize email newsletters, social channels, and award-winning podcast to reach their audience. With this recognition, anyone in Tennessee or who wishes to come to this part of the country to earn a BSN will see what the UTC School of Nursing offers. We are proud of this accomplishment! 

Nightingala 2023

UTC School of Nursing Nightingala 2023 Photos now available on Flickr! Thank you to everyone who supported this event!

CANDL Conference

Megan England (pictured) and Priscilla Simms Roberson present at the 2023 NONPF 49th Annual Conference Momentum and Sustainability in Advancing NP Education in Orlando. Their presentation was Utilizing Alternative Teaching Methods as a Tool for Remediation to Meet Clinical Competencies. 

Erlanger MICU Community Partner Award

Congratulations to Erlanger Baroness MICU for being selected as the 2023 Outstanding Community Partner at the UTC School of Nursing Nightingala! 

Nightingala 2023

Congratulations to Ken Grubbs DNP for being chosen Outstanding Alumni at the UTC School of Nursing Nightingala!

BSN Student

Congratulations to Sayeh Damirian!  She was chosen as the Outstanding Senior for the School of Nursing and received this award on April 12th, 2023.  Dr. Kelli Hand and Dr. Brooke Epperson were there to cheer her on!

Rachel Nall speaks about Nightingala

UTC School of Nursing is hosting Nightingala at the Gilman Event Hall on Friday April 21Rachel Nall speaks about the upcoming event with Local 3 News. Click here to watch the interview! Click here for more information about the event!

White Coat Ceremony Spring 2023

Congratulations to our BSN students who received their white coats on Thursday March 9th!

BSN Students

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing will be offered beginning in Fall 2023!

Click here to find out more!

NightinGala 2023

The 2023 NightinGala will be held on Friday April 21 at 6pm.  For details and registration click on the image above.  Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of UTC's School of Nursing!  

UTC Nurse Anesthesia Students

Comfortable and cute: Laura Moreland's scrub caps a hit with nursing students.  Click on the image to read the article.  UTC Nurse Anesthesia students pictured above.

CRNA Faculty Tommy Diller

National CRNA Week (January 22-28) celebrates the role of nurse anesthetists!  Click on the image to read the article.  Assistant Professor Tommy Diller (UTC Nurse Anesthesia faculty) pictured above.

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