University Cardiology
Lisa A. Dugger, RN-CS, MSN

Lisa A. Dugger, RN-CS, MSN

A key part of the University Cardiology team, Lisa has served, since 2000, as a Nurse Practitioner for the group.  A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Lisa received both her Masters in Science in Nursing and her Post-Masters Certification from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 

When describing her job as a Nurse Practitioner, Lisa says she most enjoys her interaction with the patients and their families, the collaboration with her co-workers and physicians, and the challenge of cardiology to always be learning new things.    

Lisa stays active in her role as an FNP serving as a frequent lecturer for the University of Tennessee College of Nursing and coordinating a wellness program for the UC staff of over sixty employees.   

When she is not at the office or doing rounds at the hospital, Lisa enjoys scuba diving, boating, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family—especially her niece, Abby, and her nephew, Grayson.

Undergraduate
  • BS, Nursing—East Tennessee State University
Graduate
  • MS, Nursing (Administration)—University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Post-Graduate
  • Post-Masters Certification, Family Nurse Practitioner—University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Certifications
  • Family Nurse Practitioner, 1998-present
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Provider, 1989-present
  • Critical Care Nursing Certification, 1989-2000
Professional Organizations
  • American College of Cardiology, Associate Member, 2004-present
  • Preventive Cardiology Nurses Association, 2004-present
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 1998-present
  • Smoky Mountain Chapter of AACN, 1990-present
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Chi Chapter, 1991-2000
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