Dr. Carolyn Schreeder earned an MSN in Acute Care Nursing Leadership from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a Doctorate in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership in the University of Phoenix SAS program. As a certified hemodialysis nurse, she worked in Massachusetts as a dialysis nurse and unit manager until 1993. Moving to Chattanooga in 1993, she served as manager then Administrator for Renal Services at Erlanger Health System until 2006, and System Administrator for Practice and Research from 2006- 2013. In addition, she held the Professional Practice Partnership position between Erlanger and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga School of Nursing (UTCSON) from 2008-2013 during which time at Erlanger she served as the Administrator of Transplant, facilitated development of Comprehensive Unit Based Safety Program (CUSP) teams, the Designated Education Unit system for UTC/Erlanger partnership,  and the Patient Centered Care program, as well as oversaw numerous policy and practice changes for nursing services.  At UTC she was part of the team that developed the DNP program, and served as the first coordinator of the DNP: Nursing Administration Systems (DNP: NAS) concentration. She also was the Primary Investigator of the ICE-AGES HRSA Grant. In 2013, she joined UTC SON full time, and during this time has chaired the Graduate Council Curriculum Committee for two years, was instrumental in formulation of the Faculty Coordinator Committee, development of the SON strategic plan, reorganization of the Advisory Committee and redesigned the DNP: NAS program to include the MBA option. She also has initiated/facilitated the Quality Improvement Workgroup responsible for DNP program effectiveness. She is currently a member of the DNP faculty.