ETSU College of Nursing graduates to appear on ’60 Minutes’


JOHNSON CITY (April 3, 2014) — Two graduates of East Tennessee State University’s College of Nursing will be featured on the CBS news program “60 Minutes” this Sunday, April 6, at 7 p.m.

Teresa Gardner is the executive director and Paula Meade is the clinical director of The Health Wagon, a nurse-managed mobile clinic based in Clintwood, Va. Both women received B.S.N. degrees from ETSU in 1989.

Scott Pelly, a “60 Minutes” reporter, as well as anchor and managing editor of “CBS Evening News,” conducted interviews with the women last December at a health and food distribution fair in collaboration with Feeding America-Southwest Virginia and the Zion Family Ministries. In addition, the CBS crew filmed The Health Wagon in action over a period of two months. 

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