UTHSC College of Nursing Faculty Member Key in Getting Nursing Legislation Passed


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed legislation Tuesday aligning the state‚Äôs requirements with national standards for recognizing the role of nurses who practice as first assistants in the operating room. It was a special moment for UTHSC College of Nursing faculty member Nancy Appling, MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC, CNOR, CRNFA, who led the push for the legislation.… Read More

UTHSC’s Registered Nurse First Assistant Program Features State-of-The-Art Simulation Training


A new program in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center educates nurses to work alongside surgeons in the operating room performing surgical procedures, including suturing, tissue handling, and controlling bleeding. The Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) Program, the first of its kind in Tennessee and one of only a… Read More