Teresa Richardson, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Clinical Associate Professor
Dr. Richardson is the Executive Master of Nursing Program concentration Coordinator
and has taught in the Executive MSN Program since 2011. She has also coordinated and
taught Child Health, Introduction to Medical/Surgical Nursing practicum, Content Mastery
(preparing seniors for the licensure exam) in the BSN Program; and Pediatric Nursing
II in the Nursing Education and Scholarly Synthesis in the MSN Program.
Since 2006 Dr. Richardson has been certified as a Nurse Executive with ANCC. She also
holds a Pediatric Certification from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.
Research Interest and Expertise
Dr. Richardson completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice studies at Vanderbilt School
of Nursing, graduating in May of 2010 in the inaugural class. Her scholarly project
"Transition of Graduates into the Workplace: Evaluation of the Faculty Navigator Program"
studied facilitation of role transition for University of Memphis' Loewenberg School
of Nursing graduates. In this innovative process a faculty member guides new nurse
transition from school into the workplace, aligning graduates' professional trajectories
with work best suited to academic strengths, clinical preferences, and nursing aspirations.
Community and Professional Service
In 2009, Dr. Richardson co-initiated the Mid-South Chapter of the Society of Pediatric
Nursing and has served as the chapter's Chair of Nominations 2009-present. She serves
on the Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare Patient and Family-Centered Care Committee representing
Loewenberg since 2010.
Dr. Richardson served on the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 2008-2010, the Strategic
Planning initiative 2010-2011. At present she serves on the Admissions' Committee
and the Graduate Curriculum Committee 2011-2012.
For fourteen years, Dr. Richardson directed nursing care for a critical care infant
unit and the nursing team responsible for inserting and supporting central venous
access device care at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. She coordinated the pediatric
graduate nurse program for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Dr. Richardson practiced
neonatal nursing as a bedside and transport nurse in children's hospitals since 1984.