The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing has been selected the best in the country by student and alumni voters in the inaugural Top Nursing School in the United States – Student Choice Awards contest launched by Nurse.org—an influential national organization.
Now in its second year as a student organization at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the Remote Area Medical (RAM) chapter brings students to free pop-up clinics across the state to assist in providing vision, dental and general medical care to people in need.
Last summer, four UTC students worked with Dr. Dawn Ford and the Hamilton County Health Department on a tabletop exercise to come up with ways to respond in the event of extreme heat. In one of their newsletters this fall, the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) discussed the work they did.
The mission of the UTC Center for Wellbeing is to support the personal and academic growth of our students by cultivating a well and safe campus community. The center encourages life-long wellbeing by promoting healthy coping skills, a culture of care, risk reduction and wellness.
Dr. Zibin Guo began the Wheelchair/Adaptive Tai Chi program in 2016 to train health care workers to teach the smooth, fluid movements of the martial art to veterans with disabilities. The program showed the veterans that, although they might feel powerless and weak, that was never the case, whether they were wheelchair-bound or suffered from PTSD, anxiety or other conditions that veterans sometimes experience.
The UTC Percussion Ensemble annually hosts a concert/food drive on the Monday before Thanksgiving. This year’s Beat Hunger concert, taking place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 20) in the Fine Arts Center’s Roland Hayes Concert Hall, is partnering with Scrappy’s Cupboard to raise food for students on campus. Admission to the concert is two cans of non-perishable food items or any other donation to Scrappy’s Cupboard.
Nurse.org, an online source supporting and empowering nurses to better their careers, lives and profession by publishing trusted educational resources, announced the UTC nursing school as the top vote-getter in the Tennessee Student Choice Award competition—as voted by students and alumni.
EduMed.org, a national website that focuses on programs across more than 60 medical and health fields, ranked the UTC Nurse Practitioner and the BSN-to-DNP Bridge programs at No. 19 and the Nurse Practitioner program at No. 16 as one of the country’s most affordable.
Three UTC seniors, psychology major Destini Givens and nursing majors Emmanuella Ingabire and Kendrick Cox, are among six statewide recipients of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation BlueCross Power of We Scholarships.
Thanks to a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Tennessee Department of Health, University Health Services has updated its clinic.