Memphis – Dr. Peggy Ingram Veeser, EdD, FNP-BC FAANP has been appointed as the Director of Nursing Program at Christian Brothers University (CBU). In this newly created position, Veeser will oversee the new accelerated BSN program for Registered Nurses which begins in August 2011.
Nursing and leadership are not new for Vesser. With over 30 years of teaching and professional experience in the healthcare field, Veeser comes to CBU from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing where she served on faculty as a tenured professor for 30 years in addition to being the director of University Health Services for more than 24 years. She is former President of the Tennessee Center for Nursing, Fellow, former Vice-President and two term board member of the American College Health Association (ACHA), and the Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Veeser has been the recipient of many professional awards and accolades, and has numerous publications, including co-authoring a chapter on nursing in the only textbook on college health. In 2001 and 1990, she was selected as a Top 100 Nurse throughout the Memphis metropolitan area. Since 1980, Veeser has been a board certified family nurse practitioner.
Veeser has a history of active involvement in the Memphis community and has served on multiple boards. She currently serves as a board member for the Children’s Foundation of Memphis and the American College Health Foundation.
Dr. Veeser earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner certificate from the University of Virginia, Master of Science in Nursing from UTHSC, and a Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Higher Education from the University of Memphis.
The new BSN program at CBU provides a unique alternative to the traditional method of pursuing a bachelor’s degree. It is designed as a transformational learning experience leading to personal and professional skill development to meet the needs of Registered Nurses previously prepared at the ADN or diploma level. Based on a cohort learning module, adult learners share the academic experience as a cohesive group participating in active learning to enhance nursing knowledge and cognitive skills. The BSN curriculum at CBU focuses on current healthcare issues and delivery, and prepares the student to assume a leadership role in a variety of settings.
For more information on the BSN program at CBU, visit www.cbu.edu/nursing or call (901) 321-3291.