Tamara McKethan

Assistant Professor

Tamara McKethan

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Nursing
Department of Biobehavioral Nursing


Professor McKethan is a graduate of Oakwood University, Southern Adventist University and the University of Phoenix. She is a doctoral candidate at Hampton University.

  • (706) 721-4572
  • (706) 721-8893
  • EC 5336


  • MSN, Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad University of Phoenix, 2003

  • BS, Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad Southern Adventist University, 1980

  • AS, Registered Nursing, Nursing Ad Oakwood College, 1978

Awards & Honors

  • Certificate of Appreciation Augusta University College of Nursing, 2018

  • Certificate of Appreciation Augusta University College of Nursing, 2017

  • Golden Key International Honor Society Hampton University Chapter, 2015

  • Sigma Theta Tau 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NURS 3806

    Geriatric Nursing
  • NURS 3500

    Independent Study
  • NURS 4804

    Synthesis of Adv Nursing Con
  • NURS 4806

    Transition to Prof Nurs Prac

Teaching Interests

Community and Public Health Nursing The Nursing Process Care of the Older Adult Nursing Research Process


Selected Recent Publications

  • Assessment of the Psychosocial Adjustment of Well Elderly Residing in Retirement Communities, 2017

Research Interests

Family Caregiving Vulnerable Populations

Department Service

  • College of Nursing Academic Standards Committee 2018

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Aiken Technical College Nursing Department Advisory Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • TQM Training and Development 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Academic Affairs and ITAC Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • BSN Program Directors 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • BSN/CNL Leadership Committee 2013 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Georgtia Regents University Faculty Rights and Responsibilities Committee 2014 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Aiken County Animal Shelter 2013 - Present

  • University Home Health Professional Advisory Committee 2009 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Beulah Grove Baptist Church Helath Care Ministry 2001 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Greater Young Zion Missionary Baptist Church 2019

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • Augusta Warrior Project 2017

    Role: Other