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 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, B.S., B.A., B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P.
Assistant Professor in Nursing
Associates Science Center, Room 231
Sarah attended FHU from 1999 to 2004 and earned a BS in Bible (Missions) and a BA 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
Raven D. Wentworth, A.A.S., B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P.
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 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 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.