Leading Amidst Crisis: Nursing through a Pandemic Evaluation

UTHSC CON faculty, students, and alumni will share stories of hope and perseverance from their perspective on the front lines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The symposium will also include presentations from nurses who have served in other front-line roles during the pandemic.

Topics include: 

  • Leadership: What it takes to create an alternate care facility

  • Service: Offering hope and help in New York City - The epicenter

  • Partnership: Collaborating to offer COVID-19 testing to the community

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss nurses’ experiences of hope and perseverance occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Describe leadership skills used to create an alternate care site

  • Discuss the experience of nurses serving on the front lines in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Examine collaborative partnerships created to offer COVID-19 testing to the community 


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 ANCC
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Welcome: 12:00 pm – 12:05 pm

Keynote Presentation: 12:05 pm – 12:30 pm

  -  Leadership: What it takes to create an alternate care facility: 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

  -  Service: Offering hope and help in New York City, the epicenter: 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

  -  Partnership: Collaborating to offer COVID-19 testing in the community: 1:30 pm – 2 pm

Q and A Session: 2:00 pm – 2:25 pm


Closing Remarks: 2:25 pm – 2:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Alisa Haushalter, DNP, RN- Director, Shelby County Health Department

Terri Stewart, MSN, RN - UTHSC CON Instructor and CNO, UTHSC Alternate Care Facility

Diana Dedmon,DNP, FNP- BC - UTHSC CON Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Affairs

Amber Gordon, BSN - UTHSC CON DNP Student

Kristin Fitchpatric, BSN - UTHSC CON DNP Student



Successful Completion of this Nursing Professional Development Activity:

In order to receive full contact-hour credit for this NPD activity, you must:

  • Be in attendance for at least 80% of the program, and

  • Complete and submit the Evaluation and Verification of Attendance through the link provided at the conclusion of the program.

Requirements for successful completion may also include participation in individual or group activities, such as discussion, exercises, practice questions, pre-/post-testing, etc.

Conflicts of Interest: A Conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship.

The planners and presenters of this NPD activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity.

Commercial Support: No

Noncommercial Sponsor Support: No

Off-label Product Use: This NPD activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

For more information visit uthsc.edu/nursing/symposium.

Nursing Credit: The University of TN Health Science Center College of Nursing is an approved provider of nursing professional development by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


There is no charge for the Nursing Professional Development credit.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 ANCC
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