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UTHSC Faculty, Staff Among Memphis Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Heroes

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Faculty and staff members of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center are among the Memphis Business Journal’s 2021 Health Care Heroes. UTHSC College of Nursing Dean Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, APRN-Bc, FAANP, was recognized in the Administrative Excellence Category. Michael Whitt, PhD, associate dean of the Office of Medical Education in the UTHSC College of Medicine,… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Achieves National Recognition as Center of Excellence

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The National League for Nursing (NLN) has recognized the high standards of education in the UTHSC College of Nursing by designating the college as an NLN Center of ExcellenceTM in the category of Enhancing Student Learning and Professional Development. The designation is for a four-year term: 2021-2025. “This recognition is a reflection of our college’s… Read More


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UTHSC College of Nursing Launches Traditional BSN Program

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing is opening a traditional, two-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) program as a complement to its existing 12-month, accelerated BSN program. The traditional BSN will be geared to students who have completed 60 hours of prerequisite courses at a community college or other college… Read More


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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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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 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