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Donations to Project Bloom

Dr. Susan Davidson is helping to initiate Project Bloom, a new service partnership with the Chattanooga Community Kitchen. Alyssa Melendez and Annah Hutchison of UTC Panhellenic brought donations of feminine hygiene products that RN-BSN Gateway students will distribute the during their Community Health clinicals. Thank you to all the ladies of Panhellenic!

Photo of CANDL pain conference

It was a busy two days at the CANDL Chronic Pain Conference, with over 120 attendees. The conference was the culmination of a series of seminars on chronic pain and the opioid epidemic. Thanks to all who made the event such a great success!

Photo of Collen Moss 

DNP student Collen Moss presented her project, "Mentoring New Graduate Neonatal Nurse Practitioners" at the National Association of Neonatal Nurses Research Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.

photos of Peters, Guinn, Levy

Congratulations to Rosebelle Peters (left), Cherry Guinn (middle), and Amy Levy (right), who have been named Outstanding Faculty for 2018-19 in the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies.

Photo of Susan Hammond

Senior DNP student Susan Hammond spent the day with Maryland State Senator, J.B. Jennings. She visited the Senate floor, committee meetings, and discussed changes being proposed in the Maryland Healthcare Cost Review Commission. She also met with Maryland’s Governor.

Photo of Jamie Russell

Dr. Jamie Russell, 2018 DNP graduate, presented her project in a poster and podium format, “Sexual Assault Education on a College Campus: A Trauma-Sensitive Approach,” at the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research conference in New Orleans.

Collen Moss at House of Representatives

Collen Moss, DNP student visited the Tennessee House of Representatives. to speak about APRN practice in Tennessee and the role of the DNP in health care.

Photo of K Wick and A Roache

Congratulations to Kristi Wick
, Vicky Gregg Chair in Gerontology, seen here with Amber Roache, NP Program Coordinator, for receiving a $9,100 grant from the Alliance of Women Philanthropists for a standardized patient program for students across all health profession disciplines. The grant will fund curriculum development and standardized patient training.

photo of team members

Members of the interdisciplinary team include Amy Doolittle and Cathy Scott- Social Work, Mark Stoutenberg MPH, Deborah Mullen College of Business - Healthcare Management and Erin Melhorn - OT. Not pictured are Lisa Harrison - PT and Jill Shelton Psychology.

Photo of Chancellor Angle, Michelle Rosano, and Prof. MB

Michelle Rosano
, the School of Nursing’s simulation and Skills Lab Specialist, was presented the Blue Ribbon Award for March. Michelle was nominated by faculty member Tessa Mullinax Baker in recognition of Michelle’s dedication to our students. Congratulations, Michelle, on this well deserved honor!

Photo of white coat ceremony

See the full album of the Spring 2019 White Coat Ceremony on Flickr.

DNP Graduates and faculty Dec 2018

Congratulations to our new DNP graduates, pictured here along with faculty!  View the video of the Honors and Recognition Ceremony held for BSN and DNP graduates at St. Paul's church on December 14.

photo of people at surprise party

Surprise! A huge crowd of students, faculty, and staff threw a surprise party to wish Dr. Barbara Norwood a happy retirement when she leaves the School of Nursing in December after 44 years of teaching. More photos on Flickr and an animation of when the crew sprung their surprise.

Group photo from Nightingala

The 2018 NightinGala  was a grand success! See the full photo album. Although the event is complete, you can still contribute by becoming a member of the 1973 Society.

Photo of DNP seniors

Congratulations to DNP seniors and juniors who presented at the 2018 DNP Intensive. Click for the full photo album on Flickr.

Best online BSN logo The RN-BSN Gateway program has been named one of the best Online Colleges for Bachelor's in Nursing for 2019. Congratulations to the faculty, students, and staff who made this recognition possible!

Sigma Theta Picture

Professors Joanie Jackson and Amber Roache presented on their work combating health disparities in urban and rural areas through the CANDL project at the Sigma Theta Tau Region 8 Conference in Mobile, Alabama. Sigma is The Honor Society of Nursing. Dr. William Crowe also attended.

Photo of Nancy Stevens

Congratulations to Dr. Nancy Stevens, DNP ’12, MSN FNP ‘07 for receiving the Frank L Cole Nurse Practitioner Award from the Emergency Nurses Association. Dr. Stevens’ portrait along with this Lifetime Achievement award are now prominently displayed in the ENA Hall of Fame. The award recognizes a clinical expert who delivers compassionate, competent care in an emergency care setting.

Photo of Kat Brewer and tiny houseAlumna Kat Brewer is appearing on the DYI Network! Kat and her boyfriend built a 335-square-foot tiny home, and use it in their travels across the country.  Kat is a travel nurse.

Photo of Amy Jo perryDNP student Amy Jo Perry has been selected for the prestigious Justin Micalizzi scholarship for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum. Congratulations, Amy Jo!

Photo of Vandergriff and Fox DNP senior students, Sheana Fox and Danielle Vandergriff, were chosen to attend the 11th National Doctors of Nursing Practice Conference in Palm Springs, California.  They attended presentations in education, networking, dissemination and also served as volunteers for the conference.

Photo of B. DePrezDNP faculty member Bernadette DePrez has been selected as a Nursing Alumnus of the Year by Southern Adventist University.

Photo of Joy LewisThree cheers for DNP Student Joy Lewis, who has been elected to the position of Director of Region 4 Kentucky Nurses Association/American Nurses Association. 

Photo of Colleen Moss

Congratulations to DNP student Colleen Moss, who has received the Ingrid Josefin Ridky Academic Scholarship from the Academy of Neonatal Nurses!

Linda Hill (left photo) and Amber Roache (right)Congratulations to two outstanding faculty who have received grants from the the Health Resources and Services Administration! Dr. Linda Hill (left) has received $55,989 for her Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship grant. Dr. Amber Roache (right) has been awarded $836,875 to continue the work of the CANDL (Clinical-Academic Network for Developing Leaders) grant.

White Coat Ceremony, Fall 2018

Photos from the White Coat Ceremony, Fall 2018.  Click any photo for larger view.

School of Nursing students learn the importance of advocacy.

Photo of Nursing student with elephant

Nursing student Mackenzie Lefler talks about her experience doing an internship at Chiang Mai, Thailand in this inspiring post for UTC's Center for Global Education.

ROTC provided a path for Rebecca Beebe to live her dream of becoming a nurse.

Photo of Kayla HarperKayla 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.

Debbie Haskell with award letterCongratulations 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.

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