UTHSC College of Nursing
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Memphis, Tennessee 38163
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News & Events
Hallie Bensinger takes questions from potential students.
The College of Nursing is proud to announce we are yet again hosting an Open House on December 6th and January 10th for potential students to have their questions answered and help them better understand what this program is all about. Students will get a chance to meet some of the College of Nursing professors, students and administrators. After a brief overview of the college, we will talk about the program’s:
- Academic expectations (accelerated, professional program versus more traditional collegiate program, typical day in nursing school)
- Technology expectations (Computer skills expected, laptop PC requirements)
- Financial issues (tuition, supplies, books, financial aid, scholarships)
- Ongoing challenges (impact on family, work schedule realities, and time commitment)
- Details (parking, uniforms etc.)
- Address any questions
Students may sign up online to attend a College of Nursing Open House.
Open House Schedule
Bachelor's Program (BSN)
When: 2:00-3:30 pm
Where: GEB (8 S. Dunlap St.) Classroom A104
Master's Program (MSN-CNL)
When: 3:00-4:30 pm
Where: 920 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor, Room 515
Doctorate Program (DNP)
When: 3:30-5:00 pm
Where: Pharmacy Building (881 Madison Ave.) Classroom 102
Doctor of Philosophy Program (PhD)
When: 3:30-5:00 pm
Where: 920 Madison Avenue, 10th floor, Conference room 1039
Fellows to the American Academy of NursingDecember 03, 2013
We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate our PhD in Nursing alumni (Dr. Todd Monroe and Dr. Sara Day) who were recently inducted as Fellows to the American Academy of Nursing. Congratulations on behalf of faculty, staff and the entire UTHSC College of Nursing! The American Academy of Nursing selected 172 nurse leaders for induction as Fellows during the Academy’s 40th annual meeting on October 19, 2013, in Washington, DC.
The Academy is composed of more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy, and research. The Academy Fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans, and renowned scientific researchers. With this new class, Fellows will represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 19 countries.
“Selection for fellowship in the Academy is one of the most prestigious honors in the field of nursing,” said Academy president Joanne Disch, PhD, RN, FAAN.
Selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed Fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing careers influenced health policies and the heath and wellbeing of all. New Fellows will be eligible to use the credentials FAAN (Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing) after their induction in October.
2013 Cashdollar Distinguished Visiting ProfessorshipNovember 13, 2013
The William T. Cashdollar Distinguished Visiting Professorship was created through the caring concern of his wife, Mrs. Kathy Cashdollar, as she experienced the dying of her husband. During his final illness, she observed the extreme difficulties involved in caring for him when he was no longer able to communicate. She decided then to develop a lectureship that would help healthcare providers minister to the needs of dying persons and their families, as well as to their fellow professionals who provide the care. Each November, the College of Nursing hosts a unique speaker to discuss and present end of life care topics.
Dr. Sally Okun Presents Language Matters In Palliative And End Of Life Care
On November 8th, Dr. Sally Okun spoke on the topic of language in palliative care. "The words we use when communicating with others are key to mutual understanding. Yet, each of us brings our own perspective, perception and interpretation to words so the language we use can often have different meaning to different people. These nuances are important when we consider the language of health – a language historically the domain of doctors, nurses, scientists and researchers. It is a language perfectly inadequate for meaningful communication between clinicians and patients especially in conversations about advance care planning, palliative and end of life care. This talk explores how we can humanize the language of health with the voice of the patient."
View Dr. Sally Okun 2013 Cashdollar DVP Presentation on Scribd.
In The News!October 28, 2013
At the annual Tennessee Association of Student Nurses meeting in Murfreesboro, TN Oct 19-20th, the UTHSC College of Nursing was well represented by four of our senior nursing students. Each of these students was elected to the TASN Board of Directors and to the following prestigious positions:
- Carla Rosser: Vice President
- Porshia Mahoro: West TN Regional Director
- Bridgette Torrance-Williams: Director for Break Through to Nursing
- Marqueta Abraham: Legislative Director
In addition, our chapter was awarded a certificate for having greater than 40% of our student body as members of TASN.
It's Worth The Work You Put InOctober 7, 2013
Dr. Sherry Webb's Nursing Leadership class recently received a visit from two former students Alicia Scarborough and Huong Tran. These May 2013 graduates of UTHSC's Nursing MSN-CNL program spoke plainly about the truth of their new careers as nurses in the OR. Short answer: It's worth the work you put in.
When asked about how their experience at UT has an impact in their workplace, Alicia responded, "Everything you learn in your work here at UT is what sets you apart from other nurses in the field... You are a cut above the rest. The requirements for what you learn [compared to] what you actually get from other programs is entirely different." Tran added "Don't lose sight of what you came to school for. You are the future leaders of nursing." Alicia and Tran are both nurses in the OR at Baptist.
Think Global Act LocalNovember 3, 2013
Drs. Pat Speck (left) and Lisa Campbell (right) in Boston for the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association.
Former University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing student Dr. Lisa Campbell (class of 2011) gives a poster presentation of her findings on Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) peer counselor contact with first time breastfeeding mothers to the "Think Global Act Local" annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in Boston on November 3rd, 2013. Campbell’s research was designed to determine whether singleton women who had not previously breastfed and who had a WIC peer counselor were more likely to initiate breastfeeding than women not exposed to the WIC peer counselor. Her research suggests women’s decisions to initiate breastfeeding is significantly associated with WIC peer counselor contacts. Campbell and her colleagues, UTHSC faculty Drs. Jim Wan, Patricia Speck, and Margaret Hartig, have their work on this research published in Public Health Nursing.