UofM Lambuth expanding nursing program

Aug. 23, 2021 — The University of Memphis Lambuth is expanding its Loewenberg College of Nursing program after remodeling a portion of the library to increase the program’s growth by 50 percent. It will address workforce needs for West Tennessee Healthcare.

The UofM invested in a remodeling project that turned the basement of the Luther L. Gobbel Library into a large classroom space for approximately 75 with hopes of expanding the nursing program at UofM Lambuth to hold 300 students spread over five cohorts. The program currently has approximately 200 students.

“We are excited about our expansion efforts to meet the workforce development healthcare needs of our community and West Tennessee Healthcare, and we appreciate everyone’s ongoing support of the Lambuth campus,” said Niles Reddick, dean of the UofM Lambuth.

The program started in 2012 with a handful of students and has rapidly grown to be the largest degree program at the UofM Lambuth campus.

Future plans include the beginning of a doctorate program in physical therapy that was recently approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

The new classroom launch will be on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m. in the Luther L. Gobbel Library.