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ETSU College of Nursing’s Mullins wins national teaching award

Contributed • Sep 20, 2019 at 7:09 PM

Dr. Christine Mullins, assistant professor in East Tennessee State University’s College of Nursing, is the 2019-20 recipient of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Novice Faculty Excellence Clinical Teaching Award.

The award’s purpose is to recognize excellence and innovation in the teaching of nursing by novice faculty at AACN member schools.

Mullins began her teaching career at ETSU in October 2014 as a clinical training director and clinical coordinator on an interprofessional education grant, later accepting a tenure-track assistant professor position with the College of Nursing in 2016.

She has a passion for information technology, teaching and coordinating clinicals. Her scholarship endeavors have surrounded clinical practice, chairing Doctor of Nursing Practice student projects, interprofessional education, preceptorship, digital clinical application development and implementation, and faculty-led clinical competency exam preparation.

She was most recently funded by the ETSU College of Nursing Research for creation of a digital clinical application, an idea that sparked from attending the Inaugural American Association of Colleges of Nursing/Apple Digital Innovative Bootcamp in 2018.

Mullins serves as a co-leader for a working group in the Tennessee Interprofessional Practice and Education Consortium exploring interprofessional classroom-based educational endeavors. She is also a member of the Northeast Tennessee Nurse Practitioner Association, Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, Virginia Nurses’ Association, and American Nurses’ Association. Mullins continues working as a Family Nurse Practitioner volunteer and preceptor at The Health Wagon, a free primary care clinic in Wise, Virginia.

To learn more about the College of Nursing, visit www.etsu.edu/nursing.