Teresa Richardson, DNP, RN, CPN, NE-BC
Clinical Associate Professor
Director, Executive Leadership Program
Dr. Richardson is Director of the Executive Master of Nursing Program. She is course
developer for seven of the Executive Leadership MSN courses; and for Nursing Administration
II and Human Resource Management in the Nursing Administration concentration of the
Regions Online Degree Program. She is certified as an ANCC Nurse Executive and PNCP
Since 2008 Dr. Richardson has also coordinated and taught Child Health, and taught Introduction to Medical/Surgical Nursing practicum, Content Mastery, and the Professional Seminar in the BSN Program; and Pediatric Nursing II in the Nursing Education and Scholarly Synthesis in the MSN Program.
Research Interest and Expertise:
Dr. Richardson completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice studies at Vanderbilt School of Nursing. Her scholarly project "Transition of Graduates into the Workplace: Evaluation of the Faculty Navigator Program" studied facilitation of role transition for University of Memphis' Loewenberg College of Nursing graduates. In this innovative process a faculty member guides new nurse transition from school into the workplace, aligning graduates' professional trajectories with work best suited to academic strengths, clinical preferences, and nursing aspirations.
She serves on the Regional One Health Nurse Residency Advisory Board and supports
each new nurse cohort with their evidence based practice projects. The Program was
named in her honor to celebrate Dr. Richardson's DNP work in graduate nurse transition.
Since 2013 Dr. Richardson has worked with nursing leaders at the Veteran's Administration Memphis to promote evidence based practice efforts.
Community and Professional Service:
Dr. Richardson co-initiated the Mid-South Chapter of the Society of Pediatric Nursing,
serves as the chapter President 2015-2017 and nationally serves on the Society of
Pediatric Nurses' education committee.
Dr. Richardson serves on the LCON Evaluation Committee 2015-2016, the Dean's Leadership Committee, the Strategic Planning Task Force 2015, and the Admissions' Committee 2011-2015.
She has served on Graduate Curriculum 2011-2014, Student Affairs 2013-2014, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 2008-2010, the Strategic Planning initiative 2010-2011.
For fourteen years, Dr. Richardson directed nursing care for a critical care infant unit and the nursing team responsible for inserting and supporting central venous access device care at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. She coordinated the pediatric graduate nurse program for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. Dr. Richardson practiced neonatal nursing as a bedside and transport nurse in children's hospitals since 1984.