Kathy Wilkinson

Adjunct Faculty RN to BSN

Kathy’s passion for nursing from the time she was a teen as a candy-striper (anybody remember what that was?) in high school has opened many doors for her experience in the profession.  She received her B.S. in 1980 and M.S. in Nursing in 1995 from Radford University.  Her professional nursing career has included working at community hospitals, Duke University, free clinics, and RAM clinics close to her community.  She has enjoyed teaching nursing on the Vocational level to LPNs, traditional BSN level, and now as adjunct in the RN-BSN program.  She was formerly an Associate Professor of Nursing at Carson-Newman University and King University and joined Emory & Henry College as an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Nursing in the Fall of 2019.   Her teaching interests include a variety of classroom courses and clinical supervision in the Undergraduate level. 

She currently resides with her husband  in Abingdon, Va. In her free time,  she volunteers at a local free clinic for low-income residents of Washington County, local RAM clinics, and enjoys ushering at the local Barter Theater. Her favorite pastime is being “Lolly” to her three grandchildren in Knoxville, TN and Lexington, KY.  


Radford University, Radford, VA         

Master of Science, Nursing                                                                                          

May, 1995     


Radford University, Radford, VA

Bachelor of Science, Nursing

May, 1980 




Adjunct Nursing Faculty                                                                                 08/2019-present Emory & Henry College, Marion, VA

• Develop and teach online courses in RN-BSN program (Pathophysiolgy and Health Assesssement)


Adjunct Nursing Faculty                                                                              08/2016-present Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City TN

• Develop and teach online courses in RN-BSN program (Pathophysiology, Health Assessment and Physical Examination for the Registered Nurse) 


Associate Professor of Nursing                                                                08/2013-12/2015 Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City TN

• Taught 24+ academic hours of nursing courses per year (Pathophysiology, Medical Surgical Nursing, Pediatrics, Pharmacology for the RN-BSN program, Community Health, Health Assessment across the Lifespan, Fundamentals of Nursing)

• Clinical supervision of traditional BSN students at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Jefferson County Nursing Home and East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

• Developed and taught online courses in the RN-BSN program 


Assistant Professor of Nursing/Director of Undergraduate BSN Program          2003-07/2013 King University, Bristol TN

• Taught 24-28 academic hours of nursing courses per year (Fundamentals of Nursing, Health Assessment, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Dosage Calculations and Medical Terminology)

• Clinical supervision of traditional BSN students at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Johnston Memorial Hospital, local schools, Washington County Health Department


Licensed Practical Nursing Instructor                                               1984-1989, 1993-2000 Tazewell County Vocational School, Tazewell VA

• Classroom instruction to first-year LPN students


Licensed Practical Nursing Program Director                                                        1991-1993 Salem City Schools, Salem VA

• Liaison for Salem City Schools, VA State Board of Nursing and local healthcare agencies in collecting data for certificate of need and developing new LPN program

• Developed curriculum and plan of study 

• Taught introductory courses, Medical Surgical Nursing and Pediatrics 

Professional Experience

Staff Nurse on Neurologic/Pediatric Unit                                                                    1989-1992  Lewis-Gale Medical Center, Salem VA

  • Provided acute care to neurology and pediatric clients
  • Charge Nurse


Pediatric Staff Nurse/Preceptor/Charge Nurse                                                          1981-1984  Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC  

  • Provided acute care to clients age 0-3 years and their families on a Medical Surgical unit
  • Precepted new graduate nurses
  • Charge Nurse


 Nurses’ Aide/Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse/Nutrition Team RN                                    1979-1981   Bluefield Regional Medical Center, Bluefield WV

  • Provided acute care to clients on Orthopedic/Neurologic unit
  • Charge Nurse
  • Assessed all newly admitted patients for nutrition risk, monitored anthropometric changes and nutrition-related lab values in clients receiving TPN or enteral feedings
  • Assisted surgeon on Nutrition Team during central line insertion for TPN administration
  • Kathy Wilkinson

Contact Info

Emory & Henry College

School of Health Sciences

565 Radio Hill Road
Marion, VA 24354



Emory & Henry College Health Sciences Campus