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School of Nursing

WHY NURSING AT SOUTHERN?

Southern has long been recognized as a leader in nursing education.

The School of Nursing offers these programs: AS, BSN, RN to BSN, RN to MSN, MSN, Post-Master’s Certificate, BSN to DNP, DNP and DNP Specialist Certificate, which all are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing.

Admission to the nursing program is competitive with high academic standards. While the program is intense, students are encouraged to be involved in campus activities.

Computer testing is administered to prepare graduates for the RN licensure exam (NCLEX) or nurse practitioner certification exams.

AdventHealth Hall includes well equipped classrooms, high-tech skills and assessment labs, Sim labs with high-fidelity simulators, and a 68-computer station Learning Resource Center.

Our Christian philosophy, friendly environment, recognized leadership in nursing education, qualified faculty, well-equipped skills lab, and the Assisting Students to Achieve Professionally (ASAP) program provide academic excellence.

EXPLORE MAJORS AND MINORS

Beyond the Classroom

Clinicals

Nursing clinicals are active learning environments in actual patient care settings where you perform tasks a nurse would typically do in a given situation — all taking place under the watchful eye of a clinical instructor or assigned preceptor. Clinicals help you develop confidence in your ability to apply skills and collaborate with others in interdisciplinary patient care situations.

Mission Trips

Many nursing majors practice their skills on behalf of others in the mission field, either on a spring break mission trip or a year long commitment as a student missionary.

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PROFESSORS

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Holly Gadd

Dean

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Jill Buchholz

Professor

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Ronda Christman

Professor

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Judy Dedeker

Professor

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LaShawn Horton

Professor

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Jaclynn Huse

Professor

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Cindy Johnson

Professor

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Linda Peoples

Professor

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Andrew Richards

Professor

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Beth Scott

Professor

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Joelle Wolf

Professor

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Lilly Tryon

Professor Pt

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Kerry Allen

Associate Professor

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Marla Erskine

Associate Professor

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Jennifer Fisher

Associate Professor

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Tony Lazcano

Associate Professor

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Christy Showalter

Associate Professor

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Christina Shrode

Associate Professor

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Beth Snyder

Associate Professor

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Tonya Ameredes

Assistant Professor

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Elani Dodd

Assistant Professor

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Michael Jordan

Assistant Professor

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Allie Tyman

Assistant Professor

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Scott Vandivier

Assistant Professor

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Edelweiss Von Maack

Assistant Professor

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Brooke Schutter

Instructor

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John Singletary

Instructor

Alumni Voices

“One thing I really enjoyed about the program is that it gets you out there and it gives you hands-on experience, which is something that in other programs you don’t really get until you graduate.” -- Beth Crerar

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