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East Tennessee State University

Dr. Jean Croce-Hemphill Profile

Dr. Jean Croce Hemphill 

Academic Director - DNP Program/Associate Professor
Graduate Nursing
Contact:
423-439-4603 /
Nicks Hall Room 2-204

CREDENTIALS

PhD, FNP-BC

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Tennessee.

Board Certified Advanced Practice Nurse as a Family Nurse Practitioner, American Nurses' Credentialing Center; American Nurses Association.

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, College of Nursing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (May 2005)

Masters of Science in Nursing, emphasis on primary care nursing University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee (December 1985).

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee (June 1976).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

EMPLOYMENT: East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, January 1, 2017- present 

Academic Director Doctor of Nursing Science Program, Graduate Nursing, Associate Professor Graduate Nursing Program with tenure 2017-present

Member Graduate Faculty (GRDM)

Teaching: Doctor of Nursing Practice NRSE 6513 Case Management; NRSE 5011 Health Assessment of Young, Middle Adults; NRSE 6613 Advanced Nursing Care of Rural and Underserved Populations;  NRSE 6610 The Patient Illness Experience; NRSE 6614 Advanced Interventions in DNP Practice; NRSE 6514 DNP Role in Long-Term Care of Adults; IPE Faculty Training & Development D2L (ADMN-0005-434).

Graduate Students: Advisor three PhD students; Committee chair of three DNP students; Chair one DNP graduate May 2018. DNP committee member three DNP graduate in past 2 years. Graduate faculty appointment, temporary, University of Alabama, Tuscolusa, committee member one EdD/PhD student.  Chair, one Honors In Discipline BSN student. Quillen College of Medicine: Transitions to Clinical Clerkships cadaver lab skills June 2017 and June 19, 2018. 

Service: Chair MSN-DNP Sub-committee of the Curriculum Committee College of Nursing; member Graduate Curriculum Committee; member  PhD Curriculum Committee, member College of Nursing Tenure and Promotion Committee; member of Evaluation and Process Improvement committee; member University Graduate Council; member University Curriculum Subcommittee of the Graduate Council; member Faculty Senate Intercollegiate Athletics Committee;  member Graduate nursing DNP Task Force for curriculum revision 2017; College of Nursing Research Council.

Faculty practice: Johnson City Downtown Day Center: provide integrated health care to underserved, homeless, and other vulnerable populations across the lifespan; Preceptor for SPADES grant 2017-2018; Faculty Advisor Circle K International, ETSU chapter summer 2017-present; member, Medical IRB board July1, 2018- present.

Administrative:  Provided mentoring for new graduate faculty: worked with graduate faculty and DNP students for IRB submissions; project development; manuscript reviews. Developed a model and application to make Project Concert user friendly to faculty and preceptors so as to ensure accurate and timely faculty input and oversight of NP student practica documentation in project concert. Actively participated in NP/DNP curriculum revisions August 2017 to present. Mentoring three graduate faculty in their role development. Developed a process for doctor of nursing practice advisement.  

Past Experience:

James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN, January 2003-January 2017 

Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, May 2007-August 2011 Associate Professor and Director of Family Nurse Practitioner concentration, Lincoln Memorial University as a joint appointment with the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.  

University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, May 2004-August 2004

School of Nursing, Graduate Faculty Appointment. Graduate Health Assessment instructor. 

East Tennessee State University, Department of Family/Community Nursing, Johnson City, TN , July 1991 – December 31, 2002

Assistant Professor, Department of Family/Community Nursing, College of Nursing 1991-2002. Director/ Coordinator/ Project Director Johnson City Downtown Clinic, 1991- 2002. Interim Director Student Health Services, 1999-2000;. Interim Occupational Health Nurse 2002 

Clinic Director/Coordinator and Project Director, 1991-2002, of the Johnson City Downtown Clinic, a nurse managed primary care clinic for persons without homes or insurance.  

Johnson City Medical Center and Hospital, Johnson City, TN,  Feb. 1988 - July 1991

Clinical Nurse Specialist for an 74 bed progressive care with cardiovascular, surgical, neurological, medical, and pulmonary patients and nine bed special care area for patients needing chronic ventilatory support. 

Clinical Preceptor for The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

College of Nursing's Family Nurse Practitioner Concentration. 1991 – 1994.

Clinical Instructor for University of Virginia Graduate School of Nursing 1989 - 1990.

Adjunct Faculty  for East Tennessee State University School of Nursing 1988 – 1991. 

Hyland Division of Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Johnson City, TN June 1986 - Feb. 1988.

Nurse Practitioner for plasmapheresis center.  

Critical Care Instructor (self-employed) April 1986 - Aug. 1986.

Developed and taught a 12 week Critical Care Course at Scott County Memorial Hospital, Oneida, TN. 

East Tennessee Baptist Hospital, Knoxville, TN Sept. 1984 - April 1985.

Clinical specialist/Clinical Instructor for critical care, coronary care, open heart surgery units, emergency department and monitored floors. 

East Tennessee Baptist Hospital, Knoxville, TN Sept. 1983 - Sept. 1984.

Critical Care Clinician for critical care, coronary care, open heart surgery units, and emergency department.  

UT Memorial Research Center & Hospital, Knoxville, TN Dec. 1981 - Sept. 1983.

Staff Nurse in emergency department. 

Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA Aug. 1980 - April 1981.

Staff Nurse in trauma, coronary and medical intensive care units. 

Southern Hills Hospital, Nashville, TN April 1980 - June 1980.

Nursing Supervisor (temporary). 

St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN June 1976 - April 1980.

Charge and Staff Nurse in special care and critical care units. 

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties

Tennessee Board of Nursing, state expert review panel for urology issues 2012.

Chair, Research and Development Committee James H. Quillen VA Medical Center November 2010-2011, 2014-present (term ends January 2017).

Vice-Chair Research and Development Committee James H. Quillen VA Medical Center 2009-2010, and 2012-2014.

Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates (SUNA), 2011- present.

Southern Nursing Research Society, 2005

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 1976 – present.

Research Chair Epsilon Sigma Chapter, East Tennessee State University, 2010 President of Epsilon Sigma Chapter, East Tennessee State University, 2006-2010 President-elect Epsilon Sigma Chapter East Tennessee State University, 2004-2006. President of Epsilon Sigma Chapter, East Tennessee State University, 1994-1996. President-elect Epsilon Sigma Chapter East Tennessee State University, 1992-1994. Delegate representative of Epsilon Sigma Chapter at Biennial Convention, Dec. 1993. Charter Member Gamma Chi Chapter, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1976.

American Nurses' Association National healthcare reform spokesperson for APHA and ANA in Washington, D.C. (February 1994)

Tennessee Nurses' Association State Nominating Committee, 1998-2000. State Educational Review Committee, 1993 –1997. Nursing Summit, August, 1993. District 5 Board Member, 1988 – 1991. District 5 Second Vice President, 1988 – 1991. Steering Committee for revision of State of Tennessee Nurse Practice Act, 1989-1990.

American Public Health Association, member, 1994. Public Health Nursing Section Caucus on Homelessness

Southern Nursing Research Society 1999.

Neuman System Model Affiliate Member 2000.

International Council on Women's Health Issues 2001-2006.

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, 1976-present.

American Association of University Women, 1996-1998.

Healthcare for the Homeless Clinician's Network, 1996-2003.

Association of Community Health Nursing Educators, member, 1994 –2000.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice NRSE 6513 Case Management
  • NRSE 5011 Health Assessment of Young, Middle Adults
  • NRSE 6613 Advanced Nursing Care of Rural and Underserved Populations
  • NRSE 6610 The Patient Illness Experience
  • NRSE 6614 Advanced Interventions in DNP Practice
  • NRSE 6514 DNP Role in Long-Term Care of Adults
  • IPE Faculty Training & Development D2L (ADMN-0005-434)
  • Advanced health assessment graduate students at domestic and international universities; interprofessional spirituality courses; advanced practice roles; health policy; nursing theory; advanced practice nursing across the lifespan: pediatrics to elderly populations; culture and health; advanced pathophysiology. 

CURRENT RESEARCH

Health care with persons who are homeless; vulnerable populations; intimate partner violence; underserved populations; nurse-led primary care

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

PUBLICATIONS: 

Gosnell, R., Lazear, J., Hemphill, J.C., & Dotson, D. (2018). Development of guidelines for improving oral health in individuals with Parkinson's disease. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Williams, S., Hemphill J.C., & Knowles, A. (2017) Confidence of nursing personnel in their understanding of the psychosocial impact of prostate cancer. Urologic Nursing, 37(1), 23-30. doi:10.7257/1053-816X.2017.37.1.23 

Hemphill, J.C. & Smith, P. (2016). Genitourinary Cancer: Urethral Cancer. In D. K. Newman, J. F. Wyman, & V. W. Welch (Eds.), Core curriculum for urological nursing (pp. 339-346). Pitman, NJ: Jannetti Publications, Inc.

Hemphill, J.C. (2005). Discovering strengths of homeless, abused women. Doctoral dissertation: University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Hemphill, J.C. (2001). Trends in nursing education: Integration of education, research, and practice: When mission meets reality. Nursing Leadership Forum, 6(2), 45-51, discussion 52-3.

Hemphill, J. C. (2001). Book Review: Strengths-based management for older adults by Fast and Chapin. Book review of Strengths-based management for older adults. Issues in Mental Health Nursing 22, 723-725.

Hemphill, J. C. (2001). Mental health [Review of Chapter 16 for the book Medical terminology made incredibly easy]. Springhouse, PA: Springhouse Corporation.

Groër, M., Davis, M., Hemphill, J. C. (2002). Postpartum stress: Current concepts and the possible protective role of breastfeeding. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 31, 411-417.

Wallace, D., Molavi, G., Hemphill, J., & Fields, B. (1999). The relation of widowhood and living arrangements to function and health service use among African-American men and women. Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health, 5, 19-17.

Hemphill, J. C. (1999). Case summary of the Johnson City Downtown Clinic [Monograph]. World Health Organization: Towards Unity for Health. Phuket, Thailand.

Macnee, C., White, D., & Hemphill, J. (1998) Case study of a service-learning project in a nurse-managed clinic for homeless and indigent individuals. In E. Zlotkowski (Series Ed.). & J. S. Norbeck, C. Connolly, J. Koerner (Vol. Eds.), Caring and community: Concepts and models for service-learning in nursing (Vol. 4, pp. 65-73, 141-151). American Association for Higher Education: Washington, DC.

Hemphill, J. & Brown, N. (1996). Report to the Johnson City Commission: The state of homelessness in Johnson City; a five-year analysis with recommendations. Johnson City, TN, Johnson City Homeless Coalition.

Macnee, C., Hemphill, J., & Letran, J. (1996).  Screening clinics for the homeless:  Evaluating outcomes.  Journal of Community Health Nursing, 13(3), 167-177.

Hemphill, J. C. (1994).  Homeless health care:  A nursing initiative. The Nashville Medical News, March.

Hemphill, J.C. The homeless project. The East Tennessee Nurse, Winter 1994

East Tennessee State University College of Nursing.

Hemphill, J., & Aston, R. (1994). Ventilators. In R. Aston & K. K. Brown (Eds.), Medical instrumentation for Nurses and Allied Health-Care Professionals. (pp.271-303). Boston: Jones and Bartlett.

Aston, R. & Hemphill, J. (1994). The electrocardiogram. In R. Aston & K. K. Brown (Eds.), Medical instrumentation for nurses and allied health-care professionals. (pp.87-108). Boston: Jones and Bartlett.

Croce, J. (1986). Patient assessment:  History taking and physical examination and diagnostic tests:  Patient teaching, preparation, and nursing care. Nurse review, Vol. 1:  Gastrointestinal problems.  Springhouse Publishing Company.

Croce, J. (1986). Parathyroid Disorders:  Hyperparathyroidism, Hypoparathyroidism, and other problems.  Nurse review, Vol. 2:  Endocrine problems.  Springhouse Publishing Company.

RESEARCH/SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES:

Hemphill, J. C., & Reyes-Arellano, C. (in progress). [Patterns of adverse childhood events in   the lives of women who are homeless].

Lazear, J. & Hemphill, J. C. (IRB protocol approved March 30, 2018, in progress). Development and Evaluation of a Faculty Development Program.

Kerrins, R., & Hemphill, J. C. (in progress 2018). [Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT): Process improvement in a Nurse-Managed Clinic Serving the Homeless].

Crawford, H., & Hemphill, J. C. (in progress 2018). [Improving Hospital Discharge and Community Transition for Patients who are Homeless].

Edwards, R., & Hemphill, J.  (2013). Urinary retention in the postoperative patient: analysis of risk factors impacting discharge times [clinical QI practice initiative]. James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN.

Hemphill, J.C., & Marsh, K. (2009). Multidimensional Factors of Men Screened for Prostate Cancer from 2003 to 2008 [closed]. James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN.

Hamati, A. (2012). BN Immuno Therapeutics, Inc.: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Phase 3, Efficacy Trial of PROSTVAC-V/F+ or – GM-CSF in Men with Asymptomatic or Minimally Symptomatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer [2012-2016]. James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, Mountain Home, TN.

Peer Reviewer for International Journal of Health Sciences Education 2017-present.

Peer Reviewer for Urologic Nursing 2015- present

Peer Reviewer for The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners 2011 through 2013; 2018-present.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Thriving in Childhood Abuse Survivors' research analysis group 2003.

Professional Presentations

Crawford, H., & Hemphill, J. C. (September 27-29, 2018). Homelessness, discharge, and CHAMP.  Accepted for podium presentation, Sigma Theta Tau, Region 8 Conference, Mobile, AL.

pKerrins, R., & Hemphill, J. C. (2018, September, under review). Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): Process improvement in a nurse-managed clinic serving the homeless. American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

pLazear, J. & Hemphill, J. C. (2018, September, under review). Development and Evaluation of a Faculty Development Program. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. 

pHemphill, J. C. (2018, June). Advanced practice nurse preceptors use of role clarity as a teaching method: Identifying collaborative referrals as an outcome measure in primary care with homeless persons. Poster presented at ETSU Regional Nursing Preceptor Conference, SPADES Grant, Johnson City, TN.

Williams, S., Hemphill J.C., & Knowles, A. (2017, October). Confidence of nursing personnel in their understanding of the psychosocial impact of prostate cancer. Poster session scheduled at the Urologic Conference, Society of Urology Nurses and Associates, Chicago, IL.

Hemphill, J.C. (2016, March). Case Studies in Urodynamics: Elderly Men. Geriatric Grand Rounds East Tennessee State University College of Medicine, March 9, 2016, Johnson City, TN.

Hemphill, J.C. (2015, October). PSA Screening in the Age of Controversy, PSA Screening: What It Is and What It Is Not. Geriatric Grand Rounds East Tennessee State University College of Medicine, October 14, 2015, Johnson City, TN.

Hemphill, J.C. (2015, September). Case Studies in Urodynamics: Elderly Men. Geriatric Grand Rounds East Tennessee State University College of Medicine, September 9, 2015, Johnson City, TN.

Blakey, R., Egli, N., Hemphill, J. C., & Kim, J. (2015, February). The Role of the APRN in Caring for Extended Care/Nursing Home Residents with Urinary Incontinence. Panel presentation at Advanced Practice Symposium, Society of Urological Nurses and Associates February 28, 2015, Nashville, TN.

Hemphill, J.C., Smith, P., Wade, E., & Kozlowski, D. (2014, November). Sarcomatoid Carcinoma of the Ureter: A Case Analysis and Literature Review. Paper presentation at 45th Annual Conference Society of Urological Nurses and Associates, Lake Buena Vista, FL. Hemphill, J.C., Kolski, J. M., & Colunga-Hernandez, D. (2011, April). Multidimensional Factors of Men Screened for Prostate Cancer from 2003 to 2008. Paper presentation at Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International Annual Research Day, Johnson City, TN.

Hemphill, J. C., & George, K. (2009, July). Renal Failure. Presentation at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses Review Course. Johnson City, TN.

Hemphill, J. C. (2007, February). Discovering Strengths of Homeless Abused Women. Paper presentation at the Neuman's System's Model Conference, Palm Beach, Florida.

Hemphill, J. C. (2006, November). Discovering Strengths of Homeless Abused Women. Paper presentation at the International Council of Women's Health Issues, Sydney, Australia.

Hemphill, J. C. (2005). Discovering Strengths of Homeless Abused Women [Abstract submitted to Southern Nursing Research Society for presentation 2006.]

Hemphill, J. C. (2004). Discovering Strengths in Rural Homeless Abused Women [Abstract accepted for presentation by International Congress on Women's Health Issues, Sao Paulo, Brazil, November 2004]

Hemphill, J. C. (2003, November). Identifying Strengths in Homeless Abused Women. Poster presentation at the 37th Biennial Convention Sigma Theta Tau International, Toronto, Ontario.

Hemphill, J. C. (2003, June). Identifying Strengths in Homeless Abused Women. Paper presentation at the 14th International Congress on Women's Health Issues, Victoria, British Columbia.

Hemphill, J. C. (2002). Identifying Strengths in Rural Homeless Abused Women [Abstract accepted for presentation at National Conference on Health Care and Domestic Violence, March 2002.]

Hemphill, J. C. (2001, February). A nursing intervention designed to increase resilience factors in homeless abused women. Poster presentation at Southern Nursing Research Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Hemphill, J. C. (2000, June). A nursing intervention designed to increase resilience factors in homeless abused women. Poster presentation at the 2000 Regional Research Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Groer, M., Jordan, A., Hemphill, J., Plaas, K., Davis, M., & Droppleman, P. (2000, April). Stress perceptions, experiences, and physiological responses in breast and bottle feeders. Paper presentation at the Gamma Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Annual Research Day, Knoxville, TN.

Groer, M., Jordan, A., Hemphill, J., Plaas, K., Davis, M., & Droppleman, P. (2000, April). Stress perceptions, experiences, and physiological responses in breast and bottle feeders. Poster presentation at the Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN.

Hemphill, J.C., Macnee, C., Reed, S., Baldwin, S., Bradley, D., Bratton, K., Justice, S. (1998, April). Principles underlying successful partnerships among local government, service agencies and a regional University to provide health care to a homeless population. Paper presented at the conference of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, Pittsburgh, PA.

Hemphill, J.C. (1997, April). Case Study of a Homeless, Pregnant, Adolescent. Paper presentation at Northeast Regional Perinatal Conference, Johnson City, TN.

Hemphill, J.C., & Brown, N. (1996, May ). The Homeless Coalition's Study of Homelessness in Johnson City, Tennessee. Report to The City of Johnson City Commission.

Hemphill, J.C., & Hagood, E. (1995, May). Case Studies of Nursing Interventions Unique to a Homeless Population Accessing a Nurse Managed Clinic. Paper presentation at Community Based Primary Care: Strategies for Nursing Intervention, Asheville, NC.

Hemphill, J.C., & Macnee, C. (1995, November). Community Partnership in Primary Care of Homeless and Indigent. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Macnee, C.L., & Hemphill, J.C. (1994, October-November). Screening Clinics for the Homeless: Achieving Multiple Outcomes. Paper presentation at APHA 122nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Hemphill, J.C., & Earl, D. (1994). Relative Health Indicators in Men and Women Who Attend a Nurse Managed Homeless Clinic in Northeast Tennessee. Paper presented at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners' National Conference, Washington, DC.

Hemphill, J.C. (1994, May). Health Care for the Homeless Population. Paper presented at the Twelfth Annual Seminar for Older Persons, sponsored by the Virginia Training Consortium, Abingdon, VA.

Hemphill, J.C., Earl, D., & Fields, J. (1994, February). Relative Health Indicators in Men and Women Who Attend a Nurse Managed Homeless Clinic in Northeast Tennessee.  Paper presented at the Annual Research Day sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau, International, Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Northeast Tennessee and Epsilon Psi Chapter of Roanoke, VA, and Johnson City Medical Center, Abingdon, VA.

Kirk, C. & Hemphill, J.C. (1994, February). Outcomes of Family Centered Care in a Nurse Managed Homeless Clinic. Paper presented at the Annual Research Day sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau, International, Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Northeast Tennessee and Epsilon Psi Chapter of Roanoke, VA, and Johnson City Medical Center, Abingdon, VA.

Hemphill, J. C. (1994, February). Hopelessness and Homelessness: A Woman's Perspective. Poster session using the poetry and photographs of Julia Blaylock Young at the Annual Research Day sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau, International, Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Northeast Tennessee and Epsilon Psi Chapter of Roanoke, VA, and Johnson City Medical Center, Abingdon, VA, February, 1994.

Hemphill, J. C. (1994, June). Hopelessness and Homelessness: A Woman's Perspective. Poster session using the poetry and photographs of Julia Blaylock Young at the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Association Conference, Washington, DC, June 1994.

Hemphill, J.C., & Kirk, C. (1993, September). Outcomes of Family Centered Care in a Nurse Managed Homeless Clinic. Poster session at the meeting of the Georgia Nurses Foundation, a conference on homelessness and health care, Atlanta, GA.

Hemphill, J.C., & Kirk, C. (1992, August). Client Outcomes in a Nurse-Managed Homeless Clinic. Paper presentation at The National Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Baltimore, MD.

Kirk, C., & Hemphill, J.C. (1992, May). Family Centered Care for the Homeless. Paper presentation at State NAACOG Educational Conference, Johnson City, TN.

Hemphill, J. C., & Kirk, C. (1992, February). Outcomes of Patient Care in a Nurse Managed Primary Care Clinic for the Homeless. Paper presentation at Sigma Theta Tau Research Day, Johnson City, TN.

Hemphill, J.C. (1992, January). Nurse Managed Care for the Homeless: A Faculty-Student Practicum Site. Poster session at Nursing Education '92, The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Orlando, FL.

Hemphill, J.C. (1989, October). Participation in Range of Motion Activities to Music in the Elderly. Poster session at Tennessee Nurses' Association and Sigma Theta Tau Annual Research Day, Nashville, TN.

AWARDS HONORS

Excellence in Practice Award, Regional Consortium, Knoxville, TN 2011.

Excellence in Faculty Practice, nominee for national award National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties February 2010.

Education Excellence Award Epsilon Sigma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International 2009

Practice Excellence Award Epsilon Sigma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International 2008

Department of Veterans Affairs Excellence in Nursing Award, Expanded Role 2007

Research Excellence Award Epsilon Sigma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, International 2006

Rising Star Award Sigma Theta Tau for research awarded by University of Tennessee, Knoxville nursing doctoral faculty 2003

Co-recipient of Social Justice Award from Diocese of Knoxville to St. Mary's Church, Johnson City, 2002.

Co-recipient of City of Johnson City HUD Community Builder's Award, 2000.

National Registry of Who's Who, 1999.

East Tennessee State University College of Nursing Service Award, May 6, 1998, Johnson City, TN.

Tennessee Nurses Association District 5 Alma E. Gault Leadership Award, May 6, 1998, Johnson City, TN. Nominated for the State of Tennessee award.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Health Care Provider Award, April 1, 1997, Johnson City, TN.

Nominated for National Veterans of Foreign Wars Health Care Provider Award, April 1997.

Mayoral Proclamation as Jean Hemphill Day, April 1, 1997, Johnson City, TN.

Sigma Theta Tau, International, Archon Award for innovation and interdisciplinary practice models, Chicago, IL, September 1996.

Sigma Theta Tau, International, Epsilon Sigma Chapter East Tennessee State University College of Nursing Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice, Johnson City, TN, May 1996.

J.C. Penney Golden Rule Award to the College of Nursing East Tennessee State University for The Johnson City Downtown Clinic for homeless, 1994.

Tennessee Nurses Association State Search for Excellence Award, March 1994.

The Nursing Organizational Award to the Johnson City Downtown Clinic received from the Tennessee League for Nursing, May 1993.

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