Department of Nursing named to EHB college
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 8:01 pm
The University of Tennessee at Martin is moving the Department of Nursing to the newly renamed College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences. The change is effective July 1.
Nursing previously was a department in the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. The change provides “a better fit with disciplines more closely aligned with nursing and will facilitate more interdisciplinary initiatives,” said Dr. Victoria Seng, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and Department of Nursing interim chair. Seng added that nursing shares similarities with several programs in the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, as it is currently named, in terms of additional admission requirements, supervision of students in off-campus clinical experiences and preparation of students for licensure after graduation.
“We are excited about the potential for cross-disciplinary work with nursing and other majors such as social work, psychology or exercise science,” said Dr. Mary Lee Hall, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences dean, who supported the move and the new college name.
The change was announced at the recent University of Tennessee Board of Trustees winter meeting in Chattanooga.