Phyllis Lawrence

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
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 retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville in 2021. 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 30-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

MS, Tennessee State University

Public Service

Hands on Nashville, Volunteer - Nashville

Martha O'Bryan Center, Volunteer - Nashville

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. (2012). Addressing nurse burnout. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!


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