Sonia Wrate

swSonia Wrate
School of Nursing
Phone: 423.236.2943
Email: swrate@southern.edu

Classes: Community Health Nursing

Bio: I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but have also lived in Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, Maine, and North Dakota. In 1983 I met my husband, Steve, at Southern Adventist University and we married in 1985. We returned “home” to Tennessee in 1992 to raise our two daughters, both currently attending SAU.

Education: I have received three nursing degrees from Southern Adventist University, an AS (1983), BS (1986), and MSN as Nurse Educator with an emphasis in Community Health Nursing (2011). In 2000 I became certified as a Faith Community Nurse.

Clinical: Hospital experience includes medical/surgical with an emphasis in telemetry. Other experiences include: home health; utilization review; faith community nursing; and office nursing. I have enjoyed being a clinical instructor/adjunct faculty for SAU’s Community Health Nursing since 2008.

Professional Memberships: Adventist Association of Faith Community Nursing, Association of Community Health Nurse Educators (ACHNE), Faith Community Nurse Network, and Tennessee Public Health Association (TPHA).
Interests: Spending time with family & friends, baking/cooking, camping, crafts, hiking, kayaking, reading, and scrapbooking.

Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 31:8 “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” It is hard to select just one! See also Psalm 145:14, Isaiah 26:3-4 and 40:29-31.