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Assistant Professor of Nursing
(615) 547-1360
McFarland Hall
The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions
B.S.N., Vanderbilt University
M.S.N., Vanderbilt University

Ms. Beth Chatham began at Cumberland University in 2006 as adjunct clinical faculty in Pediatric Nursing, becoming full time faculty in 2011.  Within the School of Nursing Ms. Chatham has taught Pediatric Nursing, Leadership, Research in Nursing, and Transcultural Nursing. Currently, Ms. Chatham is part time faculty while pursuing her PhD in Nursing full time at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Ms. Chatham is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing with a BSN and MSN. Ms. Chatham’s nursing experience has been global, both in specialty and in location.  She was an operating room nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital, a community health nurse in Mississippi, a certified nurse midwife in the north of England, and a mission nurse in Honduras. 

Ms. Chatham was the Maternal/Child Clinical Nurse Specialist at Nashville Metropolitan General Hospital for over 20 years.  While at the General, she helped develop the professional ladder program for the nursing department and co-published an article on the program for Nurse Leader. Before coming to Cumberland full time, Ms. Chatham was Clinical Educator for Monroe Carroll Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, responsible for nursing orientation and continuing education.