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Hospital Dolls Visit School of Nursing


An FNP class was the lucky recipient of by a visit by Dean and Mary Jane Heavener, who displayed antique "hospital dolls" used for training nurses and doctors. The "Mrs. Chase" mannequin, one of the very first dolls ever created specifically for medical simulation, was crafted in 1914. Click on any photo to view the gallery.

2017 Honors and Recognition

A recording of the event is available at Click on any photo below to see the gallery.


2017 Fall DNP Intensive


Senior DNP candidates presented their qualifying examinations while juniors unveiled their proposed projects at a three day seminar at the new Westin Hotel. Click on any photo to see larger versions.


Photo of Dr. Bill CroweDr. William Crowe, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration, has received the Tennessee Hospital Association's "THA Nurse of Distinction Clinical Award. Dr. Crowe also recently received the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Presidential Citation Award."

Jan Keys photo (credit: Erlanger Health Systems)Alumna Jan Keys, chief nursing executive for Erlanger Health System, was also recognized by THA for her leadership in the Tennessee Organization of Nursing Executives (TONE).

Photo of Becky BarnesBecky Barnes, Class of 1977,  was recently recognized as a Champion of Health Care receiving the Innovation in Health Care Award. Ms. Barnes is the administrator of Health Care Services for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, where she has worked since 1980. Becky says that she has seen many positive changes over the last 17 years, including a decrease in infant mortality and youth smoking. Obesity has declined as a result of the Step One initiative. Becky has one goal: a healthy Hamilton County.

UTC Nurse Anesthesia graduates Meghan Duggan and Katie Springer assist with Hurricane Harvey Relief in Texas.

Welcome to the Class of December 2019!


The School of Nursing welcomed the class of December 2019 on August 31 with a White Coat ceremony in Patten Chapel.  Click on any photo for enlargement.

As part of her doctoral project, DNP student Cynthia Shaffer is working to address food deserts in Chattanooga by increasing access to fresh produce. Visit the project's website at

Rachel BoneCongratulations to Rachel Bone, MSN, CRNA, APN, who has been selected for the 2017 Chattanooga Awards for Anesthesiologist!  The Chattanooga Award Program honors the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Chattanooga area. 

Dr. Jan Keys Receiving Inaugural Outstanding Alumni Award, standing with Dr. Smith

Congratulations to alumna Dr. Jan Keys, for receiving the inaugural Outstanding Nursing Alumni award during the School of Nursing 40th Anniversary celebration on May 13th, 2017. Click here to read more

top RN-BSN program badgeUTC's RN-BSN Gateway program has been named one of the top 50 online RN to BSN programs for 2017. Selection was based on on the quality of the program, courses provided, faculty strength, awards, rankings, and reputation.

Photo of Chris Smith outside simulation lab

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Smith
, Director of the School of Nursing, who has been named a recipient of a 2017 President’s Award. Dr. Smith was selected from nominees representing every campus and institute in the University of Tennessee.

Photo of faculty and students at Jan 2017 White Coat Ceremony

Students and faculty at the January 2017 White Coat Ceremony. First level students were presented with their lab coats as a welcome into the profession and into nursing school.

Watch the Honors and Recognition ceremony from December 16, 2016.

Photo of Honors and Recognition ceremony

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