Asst Dean, Grad Programs
Dr. Neal earned a DNP as a PMHNP from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, MSN as a PNP from Emory University, BSN from the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, and a ADN from East Tennessee State University.
Dr. Neal is a Clinical Associate Professor and is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs at the University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. She teaches mental health content in graduate-level courses, DNP courses, and serves as advisor and faculty chair for student DNP Projects and undergraduate Honors students. Dr. Neal’s scholarly activities are in the area neuroplasticity as it relates to resiliency with an emphasis on wellness skills taught in unconventional settings.
Dr. Neal is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, American Nurses Association, and Tennessee Nurses Association. Additionally, she is a member of the APRN Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education (LACE) Network and the National Task Force for the review and revision of the Criteria for Evaluation of Nurse Practitioner Programs.