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 4803

    Ldrshp, Mgmt, & Cont Nurs Top
  • NURS 4804

    Synthesis of Adv Nursing Con

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, 2016
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Research Interests

Family Caregiving
Vulnerable Populations
Academic Success among Nursing and other Health Sciences Students

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

  • Georgia 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