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Glynis Blackard, PhD, RN, MSN

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Assistant Professor
874 Union Ave, Room 140B

Curriculum Vitae

Glynis D. Blackard, PhD, RN, MSN, joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's College of Nursing in January, 2020.

Dr. Blackard brings a wealth of practical nursing experience, hospital leadership and academic nursing leadership to her teaching role. She earned her nursing diploma from the Baptist Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and her BSN and MSN from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Dr. Blackard attained her PhD in nursing from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Most recently, Dr. Blackard served as founding Dean for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia, where she was instrumental in establishing the school and its achievement of ongoing initial accreditation from the Georgia Board of Nursing. She also led the school in its achievement of accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education – through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Dr. Blackard also served as founding undergraduate chair and assistant professor for the Union University School of Nursing’s satellite campus in Hendersonville, Tennessee. In addition, she was a faculty member for Union University’s Germantown campus.

Dr. Blackard spent her long clinical career primarily with the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp., where she held the following leadership positions: nursing administration director for Baptist-DeSoto, system nursing director for patient safety and quality, administrative supervisor for Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, nursing staff development and clinical coordinator for performance improvement and regulatory standards, and director of surgical services for BMH-East.

Dr. Blackard is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International. She has received the Meritorious Alumni Award for Distinguished Achievement in Healthcare from Union University, and she was honored for Distinguished Service in Leadership by Reinhardt University. 

Feb 6, 2023