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The University's active role within the community ensures expanded educational experiences in a wide range of clinical settings. UT nursing students benefit from formal affiliations with more than 120 clinical agencies and practices. This network provides opportunities in a vast array of specialties and settings, including primary care and clinical management roles in pediatrics, adult and family health, geriatrics, women's health and psychiatric mental health.

An advisory board of community leaders and volunteers assists the Department of Nursing with the planning and evaluation of UT's nursing programs. Members represent agencies in the community, educational institutions and nursing organizations. Input and feedback from employers of UT graduates help invigorate the curriculum and provide opportunity for enhancement and expansion to meet the needs of the community.