Elizabeth Scott

Elizabeth Scott
School of Nursing
Phone: 423.236.2948
Email: bethscott@southern.edu

Dr. Scott joined the School of Nursing (SON) in 2015 after nine years with Erlanger Health System Organizational Development Department. While at Erlanger, she was both primary and co-developer for various clinical continuing education programs, leadership training institutes, online learning, and new employee orientation. Her teaching activities are focused on both the graduate and baccalaureate levels.


Her professional career started in 1981 with an associate degree in nursing from Southern Missionary College, then baccalaureate nursing degree from Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists (1990), followed by a masters in nursing from Southern Adventist University (2003), lastly, her terminal degree, PhD in Nursing Education, from Capella University (2014). She has work in various clinical capacities such as: acute care, home health, community health, human resources and academia. However, her first love and passion is education and she believes passionately in lifelong learning. 


God has been and continues to be her source of her knowledge, wisdom and discernment. Colossians 2:2-3 states: “…be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding in order that thy may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”


Dr. Scott’s spiritual family heritage includes both Seventh-day Baptist and Seventh-day Adventist roots. Her family tree has been traced back to the Revolutionary War where one of her ancestor’s, a minister, is buried in Fayetteville, Georgia. She is married, has two adult children and one grandchild. She loves Jesus and has a desire to share His love with everyone; He is coming soon and she would love to sit at the feet of Jesus with you for His continuing education sessions!