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Dr. Rhonda Scott to speak at nursing honor society induction ceremony

Rhoda Scott portrait

Dr. Rhonda A. Scott, Chief Nursing Officer of Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia, will be the keynote speaker at the Zeta Alpha Chapter Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society annual induction ceremony on November 30, 6 p.m. in the Tennessee Room of the UTC University Center. This event will include the induction of undergraduate nursing students, graduate nursing students and community leaders.

Sigma Theta Tau is an international nursing honor society.

Born in Chattanooga, Scott graduated from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She received the Masters of Science in Nursing from Rush University in Chicago; the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and she participated in the Nursing Executive Fellowship Program at Wharton at the University of Pennsylvania.

Scott began her 22-year nursing career in the Critical Care Units of the University of Alabama Hospitals in Birmingham.  She is a member of several professional nursing associations, and has served as President of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. 

Often recognized for her achievements in nursing, Scott is known for her work in eliminating contract labor, improving nursing, patient, and physician satisfaction, increasing recruitment and retention, and increasing nursing morale and professionalism. A frequent keynote speaker who presents “The Courage to Nurse,” Scott can be found working side-by-side with her nursing staff to improve quality, safety, and satisfaction. 

For more information concerning the Zeta Alpha Chapter Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society annual induction ceremony, please contact Dr. Martina Harris, Assistant Professor, UTC School of Nursing at (423)425-4211 or via email.

October 20, 2006

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