Mrs. Therese McLean, MSN RN came to Cumberland University Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions in the Fall of 2017. She has been a full-time nurse educator for the last 20 years and has taught a variety of nursing courses in ASN, LPN-RN, and BSN programs at Tennessee State University and Aquinas College. Besides teaching nursing, she has also served as a preceptor/mentor over the last six years for MSN students seeking their nursing education degree. Currently, Mrs. McLean is teaching Community Health Nursing to senior level students.
Mrs. McLean received her Master of Science in Nursing from Tennessee State University in May 1997 with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville in May 1982. Mrs. McLean began her nursing career as a Special Care nurse at Park West Hospital in Knoxville, Tennessee and then continued her bedside nursing career at St. Thomas West Hospital, in Nashville, Tennessee as a weekend nurse in their Special Care units. During her career as a bedside nurse she served as a charge nurse and a preceptor for new graduate nurses.
Mrs. McLean holds membership in the Pi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honor Society, the National League for Nursing and the Association of Community Health Nurse Educators. In addition, she was past president of the Tennessee State University School of Nursing Honor Society during its chartering for membership in Sigma Theta Tau, and an advisor for the Alpha Delta Nu chapter, Associate Degree in Nursing Honor Society, at Aquinas College.