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Photo of white coat ceremony

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

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.

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.

top ranked bsn badge 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 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.

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