The UTC School of Nursing is a Member of National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. The mission of the Center is to enhance and sustain “the capacity and competency of nurses to provide quality care to older adults through faculty development, advancing gerontological nursing science, facilitating adoption of best practices, fostering leadership, and designing and shaping policy.”
The Vicky B. Gregg Chair in Gerontology was funded through the Tennessee Health Foundation. a minor in Gerontology for the campus.
The Hartford Center’s focus is to ensure a strong gerontological workforce in nursing in the United States and internationally through faculty development, advancing gerontological nursing science, facilitating the adoption of best practices, fostering leadership and designing and shaping policy.
As the population ages, it is important for nursing to remain at the forefront in educating nurses. Through our association with The Hartford Center, we will have access to the best and the brightest that nursing has to offer as we look at programming and research for this specific population.