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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.

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

Holly Gadd

Dean

Frances Johnson

Associate Dean

Sylvia Mayer

Associate Professor, Director of Admissions/Progressions

Kerry Allen

Associate Professor

Tonya Ameredes

Assistant Professor

Nick Beaumonte

Associate Professor

Jill Buchholz

Professor

Ronda Christman

Professor

Judy Dedeker

Associate Professor

Marla Erskine

Assistant Professor

Jennifer Fisher

Associate Professor

Pamela Gammenthaler

Associate Professor

LaShawn Horton

Associate Professor

Jaclynn Huse

Professor

Cindy Johnson

Associate Professor

Antonio Lazcano

Associate Professor

Christine Moniyung

Professor

Linda Peoples

Professor

Andrew Richards

Associate Professor

Beckie Retzer

Assistant Professor

Cindy Rima

Professor

Beth Scott

Associate Professor

Christy Showalter

Associate Professor

Christina Shrode

Associate Professor

Beth Snyder

Associate Professor

Lilly Tryon

Professor

Holly Walker

Associate Professor

Joelle Wolf

Associate Professor

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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