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UTHSC Expands Accelerated Nursing Program, As Americans Rate Nursing as Most Trusted Profession for 19th Year

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For 19 years in a row, Americans have ranked nurses as the most ethical and honest profession, according to the 2020 Gallup Poll. “This is especially noteworthy as the poll took place during the COVID-19 pandemic – an unprecedented experience in our lifetimes – but it is not surprising,” said Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc,… Read More


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UTHSC’s New Accelerated BSN Program Achieves 100-Percent First-Time Board Pass Rate

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First Cohort of 12-Month Program Overcomes Pandemic Challenges Becoming a nurse in one year sounds like an impossible task. But the 53 graduates of the first 12-month BSN cohort at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center achieved that goal during the COVID-19 pandemic and attained a 100-percent first-time pass rate on the National Council… Read More


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Emergency Treatment for Devastating Stroke to be Tested in Memphis

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Stroke Team is joining researchers from more than 100 hospitals worldwide to conduct a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research study called FASTEST that will test the safety and efficacy of a medication called recombinant factor Vlla to prevent hemorrhage expansion in patients with strokes caused by bleeding… Read More


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National Study: Pandemic and Oversight Waivers Impact Advanced Practice Nurses

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Preliminary results from a national survey reveal how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), while findings related to the temporary easing of practice restrictions show little effect on APRN practice. In states with restrictive practice requirements, barriers that impact patient care and access continued to exist despite waivers issued to help… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Opens Dual Pediatric DNP Program

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing is opening a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree with a dual pediatric concentration to ensure continuity of care for children. The college has opened applications for a dual concentration in Pediatric Acute Care and Pediatric Primary Care in its DNP program, a terminal degree… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing to Host 2020 NightinGala Celebration of Nursing

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing will hold its annual celebration of the nursing profession, the NightinGala, on October 22. The event, which will be held virtually this year, will be streamed at btsvirtualevents.com/uthscnightingala. “This is an especially important year for nursing,” said Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-BC, dean of the… Read More


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Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy Collaborate to offer Clinical COVID-19 Symposium

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More than 500 people registered for the UTHSC Coronavirus Online Symposium: Clinical Care, presented via Zoom Sept. 15 by the Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The program sought to lay out best practices and the most up-to-date research for practitioners caring for patients who have COVID-19. “We… Read More


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UTHSC To Host Third Coronavirus Online Symposium

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host its third Online Coronavirus Symposium September 15 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. CDT. The “Coronavirus Symposium – Clinical Care” is free and open to health care practitioners and the public via Zoom. The event is sponsored by the UTHSC Colleges of Nursing and Pharmacy. It… Read More