Feb 27, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Nursing

Victoria Niederhauser, Dean
Mary Gunther, Interim Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Tami Wyatt, Associate Dean for Research
Nan Gaylord, Associate Dean for Practice and Global Affairs
Sadie Hutson, Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs
Shelia Swift, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Terrica Durbin, Chair of DNP Program
Sandra P. Thomas, Chair of PhD Program


Beebe, L., PhD – Kentucky
Brewer, T., PhD – Ohio (Case Western)
Brown, M., PhD – Tennessee
Gaylord, N., PhD – Tennessee
Hardesty, P., PhD – North Carolina (Barry)
Hutson, S., PhD – Pennsylvania
Lavin, R., PhD – Maryland (Bethesda)
Lopez, R., PhD – Massachusetts (Boston College)
Myers, C., PhD – Tennessee
Niederhauser, V., DrPH – Hawaii
Thomas, S., PhD – Tennessee
Thompson, K., PhD – Maryland
Wyatt, T., PhD – Virginia

Associate Professors
Anderson, J., PhD – North Carolina (Wake Forest)
Bland, T., DNP – Tennessee
Bonom, J., DNP – Tennessee
Davis, S., DNP – Tennessee
Durbin, T., DNP – Tennessee
Elliott, L., DNP – Tennessee (Vanderbilt)
Gunther, M., PhD – Tennessee
Lasater, K., DNP – Tennessee
Lindley, L., PhD – North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
McLennon, S., PhD – Alabama (Birmingham)
Mixer, S., PhD – Northern Colorado
Taylor, S., DNP – Tennessee

Assistant Professors
Abdoli, S., – Iran
Ahn, S., PhD – Minnesota
Bailey, C., PhD – Tennessee
Beeler, L., PhD – Tennessee
Berg, T., PhD – Tennessee
Davenport, L., PhD – Tennessee
Embler, P., PhD – Tennessee
Harris, R., PhD – Tennessee
Helton, S., MSN – Texas
Hurt, M., DNP – Tennessee (Vanderbilt)
Koszalinski, R., PhD – Florida
Moore, P., DNP – Tennessee
Morgan, E., DNP – Tennessee
Morgan, K., PhD – Tennessee
Neal, A., DNP – Tennessee
Newnam, K., PhD – Virginia
Roberson, P., PhD – Tennessee
Sagherian, K., PhD – Maryland
Swift, S., PhD – Tennessee
Tourville, J., DNP – Tennessee (Vanderbilt)
Vitori, T., PhD – Kentucky

Majors, Degrees
Nursing Major, MSN  
  Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration
  Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
  Nursing Administration Concentration
  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Concentration
  Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Nursing Major, DNP  
  Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration
  Nurse Anesthesia Concentration
  Nurse Executive Practice Concentration
  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Concentration
  Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Concentration
Nursing Major, PhD  
Graduate Certificates
  Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate  
  Health Policy Graduate Certificate  (joint certificate with the Department of Public Health)
  Nurse Anesthesia Graduate Certificate  
  Nursing Administration Graduate Certificate  
  Nursing Education Graduate Certificate  
  Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate  
  Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate  
  Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate  
  Nursing Education Minor  

The College of Nursing was established in July 1971. The master’s program was initiated in 1976; the PhD program approved  in 1988; and the DNP program launched in 2011. For more information, contact the office of Student Services Graduate Advisor, The University of Tennessee, College of Nursing, 1200 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4180; (865) 974-4151.

College research efforts are coordinated through the Office of Research Administration.