Meet the Faculty Innovation Scholar

Each year the Teaching & Learning Center appoints a faculty member who works closely with the TLC staff on a selected innovation topic. Selected based on their expertise and passion for a specific area of education, they dedicate a portion of their time to build interest in and expertise about the identified topic among UTHSC faculty members.

Jackie Burchum

Dr. Jackie Burchum, 2016-2017 Faculty Innovation Scholar

Faculty members at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) now have a strong faculty advocate to support quality online education.  The Teaching & Learning Center is pleased to announce that Jacqueline Rosenjack Burchum, DNSc, FNP-BC, CNE has been appointed as the TLC’s Faculty Innovation Scholar for the 2016-2017 academic year.  In this role, Dr. Burchum will serve as a key liaison between academic programs at UTHSC and the TLC during the “Year of Online Course Quality” at UTHSC.

Jacqueline Rosenjack Burchum, DNSc, FNP-BC, CNE joined the UTHSC College on Nursing in July 2005. She holds national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) and Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).
Dr. Burchum teaches online as distance faculty for The University of Tennessee College of Nursing. An early innovator and pioneer in online education, she has developed and taught online course since 1998. She has completed two certificate programs in online teaching: Teaching and Learning in Web-based Courses through Indiana University and Advanced Online Teaching through the Online Learning Consortium.

Dr. Burchum is a two-time recipient of the UTHSC Student Government Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award as well as a recipient of the 2014 UT Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teacher Award. She has served as a National Council Licensure Examination-RN (NCLEX-RN) Item Writer and Expert Network Panel Consultant. She currently serves as an On-Site Evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), a national accreditation agency that accredits nursing education programs. She was recently accepted as a peer reviewer for Quality Matters, a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. Dr. Burchum also serves as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Nursing Education.

Dr. Burchum is co-author of Lehne's Pharmacology for Nursing Care, an international best-selling textbook. She has co-authored another textbook, Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants, which is currently in production. Dr. Burchum also co-developed, with Dr. Cindy Russell, an online course to supplement Cherry and Jacob's Contemporary Nursing: Issues, Trends, & Management. Additionally, she has written a number of individual chapters for a variety of pharmacology, primary care, and gerontology textbooks.

As a nurse practitioner, Dr. Burchum’s interests centered on addressing the needs of vulnerable populations with a special focus on immigrant and refugee populations. She has actively campaigned on behalf of immigrants and refugees via the Tennessee Immigrant Rights Coalition, National Council of La Raza, and the Migrant Clinicians Network. She is a member of the International Transcultural Nursing Society, where she serves as peer reviewer for the International Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Dr. Burchum is a National Health Service Corps Ambassador. In this role, she links students and providers with opportunities to provide primary health care in communities with limited access to care. Dr. Burchum has presented on cultural needs of special populations at local, national, and international conferences. Her conceptual analysis, Cultural Competence: An Evolutionary Perspective, has been widely referenced, nationally and internationally, by healthcare professionals, educational institutions, and governmental agencies.

Dr. Burchum’s primary teaching responsibilities include Pharmacology, Advanced Pharmacology, and Advanced Family Nursing. She is a member of the Tennessee/American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, the National League for Nursing, the International Transcultural Nursing Society, and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

Dr. Burchum’s enjoys making quilts in her spare time. 


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