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Virtual NightinGala 2020, Celebrating the Year of the Nurse and Midwife

NightinGala will be livestreamed October 22. Register at The event begins at 6:00 pm with a Silent Auction, and the program begins at 6:30 pm. 

NightinGala pays tribute to the thousands of nurses within our community who make a phenomenal impact on the lives of patients and their families. The event this year will take on even more significance as we recognize 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, designated by the World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization. 

We look forward to celebrating the profession of nursing at  NightinGala  this fall. During this  pandemic, we are reminded of the importance of nurses, who serve on the front lines of health care every day.  UTHSC College of Nursing is proud of its mission to prepare exceptional nurse leaders who can meet the health care needs of the people of Tennessee, the nation and beyond.


Virtual DNP Information Sessions

October 27: Join us to learn about our academic programs that lead to a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in the following concentrations: Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program. The virtual information session will be 10:00 am - 11:30 am.  Please RSVP at PEDEDNPinfosessions.

November 3: Join us to learn about our Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) concentration within our Doctor of Nursing Practice degree.  The virtual information session will be at 10:00 am.  Please RSVP at NNPinfosession.

November 5: Join us to learn about our Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) certificate program.  The virtual information session will be at 1:00 pm.  Please RSVP at RNFAinfosession.

For more information about any of the DNP information sessions, please reach out to Recruiting Coordinator Dominique Crutchfield at

2020 William T. Cashdollar Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Friday, November 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm via Zoom

Keynote: "Ethical and Human Challenges of Coping with COVID-19" by Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH
Director of Education: Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Biothetics - Seattle Children's Research Institute

Panelist Members:

  • Justin N. Baker, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM – Moderator Chief, Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Donna Lynch-Smith, DNP, ACNP-BC, APN, NE-BC, CNL - ICU Nurse
  • Sherry Webb, DNSc, RN, CNL, NEA-BC - Family Caregiver
  • Jeffrey Nelson, MD – Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Director, Palliative Care, University Clinical Health/UTHSC
  • Anthony Burdick, M.Div., CPE - Chaplain, Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. 

Registration is free and available at

Nursing Credit: The University of TN Health Science Center College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation 2 CE credit hours will be awarded for this event. There is no charge for the Nursing Professional Development credit. Contact Roylynn Germain at 901.448.2726 The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

Last Published: Oct 26, 2020