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Chris White, B.S., B.S.N., R.N., M.S.N., Ed.D.
Chair, Department of Nursing

Associates Science Center, Room 234
Chris White did his undergraduate studies in Business Administration and Nursing at Union University. He also completed his Master's Degree in Nursing Education at Union University. He started teaching at Freed-Hardeman University in August 2009. Prior to this new and exciting opportunity, he worked in bedside nursing and management positions, primarily in the emergency department setting. Chris became the Department Chair in June 2011. Chris finished his doctoral work at Lipscomb University in the summer of 2012.

Rebecca Bush, A.S.N., R.N., B.S.N., M.S.N.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Associates Science Center, Room 230
Rebecca Bush graduated with her first nursing degree in 1986 from Union University with an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. She went on to complete both her Bachelor of Science (1994) and Master of Science in Nursing (2009) from Union University. She has a diverse background in nursing which includes medical-surgical nursing, home health, occupational health, management and teaching at the practical nurse and register nurse levels.

Sarah Pierce
Instructor in Nursing

Associates Science Center, Room 231
Sarah attended FHU 1999-2004 and earned a BS in Bible (Missions) and a BA in Spanish. She earned her BSN from Union University in 2005. She is currently furthering her education at University of South Alabama seeking Doctorate of Nursing in adult and Geriatric Acute Care with an Education Subspecialty. She holds CCRN and ACLS/BLS certification. Her career accomplishments include: Study Coordinator for Amgen 226 Study, Nursing Policy and Procedure Committee Member at JMCGH, and Assisted in the Development of Templates and Training of Staff for Powerchart at JMCGH. She is a member of American Nurses Association, Tennessee Nurses Association, and American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Her scholarly interests and activities include informatics, critical care, cardiology, and nephrology. Sarah and her family live in Jackson.

Raven D. Wentworth, D.N.P., R.N., A.N.P.-B.C., G.N.P.-B.C., F.N.P.-B.C.
Assistant Professor of Nursing

Associates Science Center, Room 229
Raven joined the nursing faculty full-time in August 2012. She received an A.A.S. physical therapist assistant from Jackson State Community College in 1998. She worked as a PTA in long-term care. During this time, she worked closely with the nursing staff and appreciated the holistic approach to patient care. She returned and completed A.A.S. in nursing from Jackson State in 2002. As a registered nurse, she worked in the medical intensive care unit. She completed her B.S.N. from the University of Memphis. In 2005, she completed her M.S.N. adult/geriatric nurse practitioner and post-master's certificate as family nurse practitioner at Vanderbilt University. Her experience as a nurse practitioner has been in primary/urgent care. She completed her D.N.P. at the University of Alabama in 2011.

Trina Wiley, B.S., B.S.N.
Instructor in Nursing

Associates Science Center, Room 220
Trina Wiley received her B.S. degree in Biology with emphasis in Biological Health Sciences and a minor in Chemistry from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2001. She then completed many credit hours geared toward a M.S. degree in Biotechnologies before discovering her passion for nursing. She received her B.S. in Nursing from East Central University (of Oklahoma) in 2005. Trina has worked in a variety of hospital settings from small rural hospitals to large metropolitan hospitals and has experience in cardio/neuro nursing, medical-surgical nursing, and some pediatric nursing. She is licensed in Texas, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.

Rhonda Woodham, A.S.N., R.N., B.S.N.
Instructor in Nursing

Associates Science Center, Room 228
Rhonda Woodham is entering her fourth year as an instructor in the Department of Nursing at FHU. She has been a critical care nurse for over twenty-five years and is still a staff/charge nurse in the critical care unit at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. She is married to Mike Woodham, who is an FHU graduate ('83). They have two children, Katelyn and Ryan.

Teresa Semore, B.S, M.S.
Assistant to the Director of Nursing

Associates Science Center, Room 233
Teresa Semore has been with the Department of Nursing since September 2009. She attended FHU from 1982-1984. She received a B.S. Degree in Management Communication in 2003 from Amridge University, formerly Southern Christian University, in Montgomery, AL. She received a M.S. degree in Leadership and Management from Amridge University in 2007. Her husband, Garvis, is a speech instructor at FHU. She has two sons, Dan and Dustin.