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Phyllis Lawrence

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Phyllis J. Lawrence received her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Dr. Lawrence is licensed registered nurse in several states. She is currently the Manager for several Nursing areas at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville. Dr. Lawrence began her teaching career at Tennessee State University in 2005 as a psychiatric clinical instructor in the Bachelor of Nursing Program. Dr. Lawrence has taught numerous graduate and undergraduate courses in nursing professionalism, leadership and management throughout her career. She has worked in nursing administration for both government and private agencies throughout her 27-year nursing career. She has published in several peer-reviewed nursing journals and has made presentations in various forums on writing, publishing and total wellness.

Courses Taught

NURS 6053 - Interprofessional Organizational& Systems Leadership


DNP, Union University - Nashville, TN

MS, Tennessee State University - Nashville, TN

Public Service

Hands on Nashville, Volunteer - Nashville, TN

Martha O'Bryan Center, Volunteer - Nashville, TN

Awards / Honors

Award of Excellence in Holistic Practice, 2005

Sigma Theta Tau, Union University, 2013

Phi Kappa Phi Scholar, Tennessee State University, 2005


Lawrence, P. J. (2013). Writing and Publishing Workshop for Nurses. Methodist Hospital, South.

Lawrence, P. J. (2014). Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity. International Association of Administrative Professionals Conference.

Lawrence, P. J. (2012). Healthcare Comparison Canada vs. United States. Union University.

Lawrence, P. J. (2009). Giving your Best. Tennessee State University.