Dr. Amy Edmison has 15 years of healthcare experience and has served in various departments and roles. She has worked in surgical services, clinical research, and primarily in emergency services and education. Her professional and research interests include barriers to transition to practice, improving the undergraduate experience for nursing students, and emergency nursing.
During her time at the bedside and in bedside nursing education, Dr. Edmison served as the Shared Governance chair for her unit at the hospital level, aided in attaining stroke center status for a local hospital, educated and assisted in trauma services at a facility chosen as #1 in the state of Tennessee in provision of trauma care, instituted difficult airway training for anesthesiologists and pulmonary fellows, and developed and implemented training for nurses caring for Ebola. She oversaw several emergency departments regarding educational needs and developed and implemented a simulation program for six local healthcare facilities.
Before joining Emory & Henry, Dr. Edmison assisted in revamping and realigning curriculum to achieve improved NCLEX pass rates, aided in integration of simulation into curriculum, assisted with justification of grant funding and donor donations, and participated in board of nursing visits as well as successful accreditation visits. She revitalized a Student Nurses Association chapter and served as SNA Faculty representative. She also served as Director of Simulation and developed a simulation program while integrating simulation into the curriculum of a program. Dr. Edmison has served as BSN Program Coordinator and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at King University.
Dr. Edmison earned her Associate of Science degree in Pre-Nursing from Northeast State Technical Community College, and her Bachelor of Science from East Tennessee State University. She earned both her MSN in Nursing Education and Doctor of Nursing Practice from King University. Her doctoral research focused on mentoring’s effects on incivility experienced by new graduate nurses.