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Mrs. Chrissy Dent, PhD(c), RN

Assistant Professor

Health Sciences 212
229. 391.5039

Hello, my name is Mrs. Chrissy Dent. My nursing career began in 1996. It is hard to believe that I have been a nurse for so long! The one thing that I love about nursing it the versatility that the profession provides. I have had the privilege to work in so many different areas in nursing to include Medical/Surgical, Emergency room, home health, assisted living, business office, case management, administration, and now academia. Currently, I am teaching pediatrics and pharmacology.

Contact Information

School of Nursing, Office 209

Office Hours for Fall 17

Monday 8 – 9 am and 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Wednesday 8 – 5:30 pm

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday by appointment only



• 1996- Associate in Science in Nursing- Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
• 1998- Bachelor of Science in Nursing- Valdosta State University
• 2010- Master of Science in Nursing- Valdosta State University
• Currently enrolled in a PhD program

Special interest areas

• Simulation
• On-line education
• Influenza vaccine rates among nurses

Courses taught

  • PNUR 1104- Pharmacology for Health Professional
  • NURS 2209/2209B- Pediatrics
  • NURS 4000- Leadership and Information Management
  • NURS 4100- Community Nursing and Rural Health
  • RLST 3070- Issues in Rural Health


Research/published works

Thesis- Beliefs and behaviors associated with influenza vacation among nurses in South Georgia.

Current Research

Nursing students application of clinical judgment and knowledge acquisition in high fidelity patient simulation


  • February 2017   Soft Assessment of Student Learning
  • February 2015   Huddle Time…It’s not just for football.
  • February 2014   What no Peds scenarios….NO PROBLEM!