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Dr. Lynne Shores

Lynne Shores

PhD (Higher Education Administration), George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN
MSN (Adult Health Nursing), U.T. College for Health Sciences, Memphis, TN
BSN (Nursing), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Lynne joined the Belmont faculty as a part-time adjunct instructor in the late 1980’s when she taught introduction to nursing clinical groups.  In 1995, she assumed the full time role of Assistant Professor, and later the role of Full Professor of medical surgical nursing.  In the past, she has taught Evidence-Based Practice in addition to Introduction to Nursing.  She is currently the course coordinator for Introduction to Nursing, and teaches in the classroom and simulation lab.

Lynne’s practice experience has been the operating room, general surgery floors, a cardiac stepdown unit, urology, and a GYN oncology unit.  Practice was at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Saint Thomas Hospital West, as well as an outpatient urology practice… all in Nashville.

A personal note from Lynne. . . .

When I was in high school, I worked summer jobs at the local primary health care clinic in my rural hometown. The clinic was connected to a 30-bed hospital that served three small Tennessee counties. It was during those summers that I decided I wanted to be a nurse.

I earned the master's degree in adult health nursing at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. After teaching for a short while, I found that I loved working with nursing students, and then I began the five-year process of working on my Ph.D. in higher education administration at George Peabody College at Vanderbilt University.

In 2005, I served as the faculty representative when the Belmont University School of Nursing was one of 26 U.S. nursing schools to participate in a Safe Patient Handling and Movement curriculum pilot project sponsored by the American Nurses Association, NIOSH, and the V.A. Safety Center in Tampa.  Safe Patient Handling continues to be an exciting area of interest.

Outside teaching at Belmont, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughters/sons-in-law and friends, sewing, cooking, reading, swimming, the beach and the mountains.

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