In honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the World Health Organization designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Nursing has spent the past 12 months honoring Nightingale (1820–1910). Here’s how the year unfolded.
Undergraduate and graduate students in law, nursing, social work, public health, and other disciplines are stepping up and taking advantage of experiential learning opportunities offered by the university to address the opioid crisis in Tennessee.
In spring semester 2021, students in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Nursing will get firsthand experience testing out a new virtual health care app designed by a team of faculty and students from across campus.
UT’s Substance Misuse Community of Scholars is a collective of researchers working diligently to address opioid use disorder and its impact on the lives of Tennesseans.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Nursing celebrated another year of educating the next generation of nurse leaders and health care professionals with its 12th annual NightinGala, which was livestreamed due to COVID-19. Country music star and Academy of Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year Thomas Rhett surprised guests with a prerecorded performance.
The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture is working to facilitate conversations between patients and health care providers about the cost of their care.
Nursing faculty and students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are giving their time to conduct health screenings for all Neyland Stadium staff, employees, and volunteer workers at each home game during the 2020 football season.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, nursing professor is encouraging individuals with cardiovascular disease to practice a heart-healthy lifestyle.
In 2019, more than 16 million caregivers in the US provided 18.6 billion hours of unpaid care, with an estimated value of $244 billion, for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. But the cost of this unpaid care is not only financial.
Neither app was developed with a pandemic in mind, but both University of Tennessee, Knoxville inventors believe their technology can support individuals indirectly or directly affected by the pandemic.
“As a nurse, you show up, even though it’s scary,” Laura Phelps says. “Volunteers do the same. You come together in times of need. You show up for each other.”
Although in-person commencement ceremonies in May had to be postponed for safety, UT will recognize graduates and their outstanding achievements over the next few weeks.