News and Events
Kayla Harper has been accepted into the prestigious VALOR program at the Memphis Veterans Administration Medical Center. Ms Harper is starting her final year in the School of Nursing in August 2018 with anticipated graduation in May 2019. The VA Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) Program gives outstanding registered nursing students who have completed their junior year the opportunity to develop competencies in clinical nursing at a VA-approved health care facility.
Congratulations to DNP student Brittany Haskell! Brittany is the recipient of a $1,000 UTC SEARCH Award for her DNP Translational Project, "Standardized Patient Facilitated Simulation in Mental Health for Nurse Residents.
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.
TANA on the Hill 2018
Dr. Linda Hill accompanied a group of Anesthesia students to Nashville to meet with legislators as part of the "TANA on the Hill" on behalf of the Tennessee Association of Nurse Anesthesists. Click on any photo to view the gallery.
RegisteredNursing.org has ranked UTC's BSN program number one in the state of Tennessee. Congratulations to all of our BSN faculty and advisors for making this level of achievement possible!
2017 Honors and Recognition
A recording of the event is available at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/HDLdu9UvSuY. 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.
Dr. 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."
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).
Becky 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 freshproduce411.com.
Congratulations 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.
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
UTC'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.