School of Nursing


Deborah  Weatherspoon, PhD, RN, CRNA, COI
Assistant Professor

Office: CKNB 227
Phone: 494-8725

Educational Preparation:
Ph.D. Student  University of Tennessee – Knoxville
MSN Middle Tennessee State University
BSN Excelsior College
CRNA Certificate Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia

Academic/Clinical Preparation:
Nursing Education

Course and Area of Responsibility:
Introduction to Nursing Practice

Research Interests:
Health Promotion
Quality in Health Care
Health Policy
Nursing Education

Professional Organizations:
Sigma Theta Tau; President-Elect Xi Alpha Chapter
Phi Kappa Phi
American Association of Nurse Anesthetist (AANA)

Test Item Writer: National Council of State Boards of Nursing
Edited textbook: Pulmonary Chapter in Advanced Practice Nursing for Adults in Acute Care Janet G. Whetstone Foster, PhD, RN, CNS & Suzanne Prevost, PhD, RN editors.
Accepted for publication, in review for editing.

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