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Please feel free to contact the Nursing Program Coordinator by phone or email for more information about the Nursing Program.

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.

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Our faculty and staff

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.

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Sarah Pierce, B.S., B.A., B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P.
Associate Professor in Nursing

Associates Science Center, Room 231

Sarah attended FHU from 1999 to 2004 and earned a B.S. in Bible (Missions) and a B.A. in Spanish. She earned her BSN from Union University in 2005. She received her Doctorate of Nursing Practice with an Education Subspecialty from the University of South Alabama in 2014.

She is an Advanced Practice Nurse board certified in Adult and Geriatric Acute Care. She also holds both CCRN and ACLS/BLS certifications. She and her family live in Jackson, Tennessee. Her career accomplishments include: -DNP Project: "Implementation of a Nurse Driven Indwelling Urinary Catheters Utilization Reduction Protocol: A Quality Improvement Project" -Study Coordinator for Amgen 226 Study -Nursing Policy and Procedure Committee Member at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital -Assisted in the Development of Templates and Training of Staff for Powerchart at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital -A member of American Nurses Association, American Association of Nephrology Nurses, National League for Nursing, Tennessee Nurses Association, and American Association of Critical Care Nurses

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Raven D. Wentworth, A.A.S., B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P.
Associate 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.

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Amanda A. Stutts, RN, BSN
Simulation and Lab Coordinator

Associates Science Center, Room 220

Jenny Webb, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNE
Associate Professor of Nursing

Associates Science Center, Room 228

Dr. Robert Spencer, A.S., B.S., M.S.N. - F.N.P., J.D.
Associate Professor of Nursing


Robert Spencer serves as an Associate Professor of Nursing and Nursing Coordinator at the Dickson Campus. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Austin Peay State University, a Master’s of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree from the Nashville School of Law.

He has taught Criminal Justice, Business Law, Applied Christian Values, and Nursing at Tennessee State University, Austin Peay State University, Nashville State Community College, Lipscomb University, and currently at Freed-Hardeman University.

He has served as a youth minister since 1986 and as an elder since 1995 at the Walnut Street church of Christ in Dickson.

Bob and his wife, Sherrie, reside in Dickson and have three grown children - Andrea Beaubien and her husband, Brad; Jeremy Spencer and his wife, Holly; and Meagan Spencer. They also have four grandchildren, Grey, Mia, Jude, and Liam.

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Dr. Beth Youngblood,
Associate Professor of Nursing


Beth Youngblood is an Associate Professor of Nursing on the Dickson Campus. She graduated with an Associate’s Degree in nursing in 1989 from Belmont College and continued with studies at Belmont to complete her Bachelor’s in Nursing in 1991. Following the completion of her BSN she immediately enrolled at Vanderbilt University and completed her Master’s in the Science of Nursing with the focus on being a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist and added coursework to prepare her for becoming a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Her MSN was conferred in 1992 and certification requirements as a WNHP were met in 1993. After 10 years of teaching experience, she completed a doctorate in Education at Trevecca Nazarene University in Professional Practics and Higher Education Leadership. 

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Kelli Barrow
Secretary, Department of Nursing

Associates Science Center, Room 233