Whitson-Hester School of Nursing

Advisory Board


The Mission of the Advisory Board for the Tennessee Technological University Whitson-Hester School of Nursing is to provide input to the Dean of the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing in regard to excellence in nursing practice, clinical placements, academic-practice partnerships, and research opportunities.

Primary Goals

The Primary Goals for the Advisory Board are to provide input and guidance to the Dean regarding:

  • Important issues and trends in clinical practice
  • Clinical placements opportunities for undergraduate and graduate level nursing students
  • Trends in health care specific to setting (continuum) and identifying/implementing new opportunities to prepare our workforce
  • Opportunities for academic-practice partnerships and inter-professional and multi-institutional partnerships that promote excellence in nursing practice
  • Student education strategies that optimize patient safety and reduce the occurrence of adverse medical events
  • Direct and specific feedback regarding to the quality of recent graduates and their preparation to enter the clinical workforce
  • Specific opportunities for improvement in the clinical education of students
  • Salient research issues and opportunities for research partnerships that advance evidence-based practice
  • Inter-professional simulation opportunities/planning and development
  • Recommendations from the IOM Future of nursing report (e.g., nursing leadership presence on boards/committees preparing nurses for servant leadership in the community setting)
  • Awareness and growth of diversity in the workforce

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