University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Memphis, TN
 Scholars’ involvement in leadership activities on campus led to an increase in student-led activities in local communities and interprofessional community projects.

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Round 1: 2008 – 2009
Christopher Adcock
Matthew Bishop
Nathan Border
Mary Grace Collado
Anissa Evans
Ballina Haney
Latonya Hardy
Lashanda Ivy
Steven Link
Felisha Robinson
Round 2: 2009 – 2010
Shamitre Crudup
Mang Ensell
Sean Freeman
Benjamin Hargrove
Trekima Henry
Tashanta Hull
Carissa Jamison
Janele Jones
Michael Kopinski
Dynisha Lee
Maya Madlock
Shani Maples
Crystal Martin
Aaron May
Robert Quinn
Alam Elle Sharifi
Mayuko Shintai
Amber Tarvin
Lauren Elise Taylor
Lakisha Washington
Round 3: 2010 – 2011
James Beasley
Jason Casey
DeAnza Chaffin
Derrick Meadow
Justus Mogaka
John Ogles
Aaron Oswaks
Brittney Smith
Y'esha Weeks
Andrea Williams
Round 4: 2011 – 2012
Jesse Bebout III
Helen Castro
Wayne Creag
Brandon Habkouk
Gloria Hicks
Dorothy Kabutu
Karen Kuuisto
Lisa Phillips
Tiffany Trowles
James Winters
Round 5: 2012 – 2013
Monisha Boatman
Windoll Brown
Etoshia Butler
Nathan Crumley
Casey Daniel
Maleka Daniel
Neil Dempsey
Porshia Maharo
Jennifer McClennon
Leah Okoth
Dana Pabalate 
 All the NCIN scholars at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center participated in monthly service-learning leadership activities. Scholars worked with homeless people and people living in parts of the city with high poverty and poor health outcomes through their work in soup kitchens, community agencies, and churches. Activities included serving meals, talking with homeless people, and providing health screenings for and promoting health among adults and youth in underserved communities. Scholars enjoyed using their nursing skills to help others in the community and said that early participation in these community activities exposed them to real-world situations.


The most recent cohort of New Careers in Nursing (NCIN) Scholars to graduate from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) either have jobs lined up or will be entering doctoral programs in the fall.


I believe this about nursing…. “It is the platform to welcome new life into the world, to care for those who are merely seconds from death, and to learn, love and respect all tasks, both critical and trivial in between.”

I believe this about nursing… “Nurses have the ability to make an impact on the lives of patients.”       

I believe this about nursing… “Nursing is the glue that holds everything together.”

I believe this about nursing… “Nursing is an avenue to improve health in individuals and saving lives!”

I believe this about nursing… “Nurses are on the frontline of patient care.”

I believe this about nursing…"It is more than just a career; it is a passionate commitment to give all that you can to the people and environment around you."