Nursing Excellence

Nurses at UT Medical Center are committed to strengthening community life and making our region a better and healthier place to live.

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Professional Practice Model

A Professional Practice Model is the overarching conceptual framework for nurses, nursing care, and interdisciplinary patient care.  It is a schematic description of a...

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Shared Governance

Shared governance is founded on principles of partnership, equity, accountability and ownership. Shared governance empowers nurses and managers to contribute to accountability and decision-making...

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Nurse Residency Program

Call 865-305-7746 for more information or apply here and search "Nurse Residency Program'. The University of Tennessee Medical Center provides a one-year nurse residency...

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Prospective Nursing Research Investigators

Information for Prospective Nursing Research Investigators Clinical Inquiry is the systematic process that health care providers use to answer questions, solve problems, and...

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  • Overview
  • Magnet
  • Nursing Specialties


The University of Tennessee Medical Center offers a wide spectrum of care that requires expert and compassionate nurses. We are proud that our hospital has been designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for outstanding patient care and nursing excellence. This recognition is the highest honor a hospital can receive for nursing care. Nursing experience and learning opportunities are never-ending at UT Medical Center. As the East Tennessee region’s academic medical center, the region’s Level I Trauma Center, the region’s only Transplant Center, a Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, a Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Cardiac Center, the first Tennessee hospital to receive the Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement, the region’s designated perinatal referral center with 100% private room Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UT Medical Center offers a unique and exciting environment that will optimize your nursing knowledge, further develop nursing skills and grow your nursing career. Nurses play an important role at the medical center by continuously maintaining and improving the hospital’s already excellent patient care and overall patient experience.


The American Nurse Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® is the most prestigious distinction a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes. Organizations that achieve Magnet recognition are part of an esteemed group that demonstrates superior nursing practice and outcomes. Visit for more information.

Nursing Specialties

Advanced Orthopaedic Center

The Advanced Orthopaedic Center and University Orthopaedic Surgeons are dedicated to providing quality, safe, and patient centered care through a comprehensive range of orthopaedic services. UT Medical Center is the region’s only Level I Trauma Center.

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Brain & Spine Institute

Experiencing a stroke is a life changing event. Immediate and appropriate treatment initially is a critical component of recovery. The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Stroke Team is committed to providing evidence-based care to East Tennesseans experiencing ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

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Cancer Institute

As the largest provider of cancer care in the region, the Cancer Institute offers the broadest spectrum of cancer specialists and services to care for the adult population. From the prevention of cancer, and early detection strategies to survivorship and end of life supportive care and everything in between, the Cancer Institute is here to serve patients with a variety of cancers.

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Clinical Services

Endoscopy is a multidisciplinary department, encompassing the needs of both the inpatient and outpatient population from neonate through geriatric. Endoscopy services include diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal and pulmonary procedures.

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Emergency & Trauma

The University of Tennessee Medical Center Emergency Department is the tertiary referral center for medical care in the East Tennessee region. It is the area’s only designated Level I Trauma Center for adults and pediatrics. It also is a Joint Commission-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center.

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Heart Lung Vascular Institute

The University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab is a multidisciplinary department providing cardiac services for inpatient and outpatient adult populations. The Cardiac Catheterization Lab performs more than 8,200 procedures each year.

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Medical Surgical

General Surgery and Gastroenterology is a 30-bed acute care telemetry unit within the medical-surgical service line. Our exceptional team members make a difference by providing compassionate and highly skilled care to those we serve throughout the region.

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Other Areas

The University of Tennessee Medical Center opened the Ambulatory Infusion Center on May1, 2005, to provide IV therapy on an outpatient basis. The center is designed to provide a quick and comfortable setting for patients needing IV therapy.

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The Pre-Anesthesia Testing Unit is for patients having surgery or other interventional procedures requiring anesthesia. There are 8 PAT rooms for interview, anesthesia assessment, nursing assessment, lab, EKG, X-ray and other intervention to prepare the patient for surgery.

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Women & Infants

The 4 East Antepartum / Gynecology Unit is a private 23 bed unit dedicated to Women’s Health. The unit cares for undelivered (antepartum) high-risk patients with diabetes, pregnancy induced hypertension, preterm labor, and other conditions.

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