WellStar School of Nursing

Christie Emerson, RN, MSN, FNP

Senior Lecturer

HS 3108

Phone: 470-578-6071

Email: cemerson@kennesaw.edu



Academic Degrees





Kennesaw State University


  B.S. Nursing Emory University 1979
  A.A.   Young Harris College 1977



Professional Experience



July 2010 – present

BSN Adjunct Faculty Coordinator and Clinical Agency Liaison, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA


Aug. 2007 – present

Lecturer of Nursing, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA


Aug. 2006 – Aug. 2007 

Assistant Professor of Nursing (temporary) Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA


Aug. 1999 – Aug. 2006

Clinical Instructor, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA


Aug. 1999 – Aug. 2000

Nurse Practitioner, Wellness Clinic, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA


Jan. 1996 – Aug. 1997 

Staff Nurse, Urology Associates, Marietta, GA


Sept. 1985 – Nov. 1986

Staff Nurse, Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, LA


Sept. 1983 – May 1984

Staff Nurse, Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, GA


Oct. 1980 – Sept. 1983 

Staff Nurse, University Hospital, Augusta, GA


Aug. 1979 – Oct. 1980

Staff Nurse, Talmadge Hospital, Augusta, GA



Recent Professional Activities



Publications in Professional Journals


Mareno, Nicole; Bremner, Marie; and Emerson, Christie (2010) "The Use of Audience Response Systems in Nursing Education: Best Practice Guidelines," International Journal Of Nursing Education Scholarship: Vol. 7: Issue 1, Article 32, Available at: http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/vol7/iss1/art32

Professional Presentations


Emerson, C. & Mareno, N. (November 2010) Use of a Nurse Managed College Clinic as Part of a Fundamentals Clinical Experience. Poster presentation at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2010 Baccalaureate Education Conference, Orlando, FL. (National)


Mareno, N., Bremner, M., & Emerson, C.(February 2010) Creative Uses of Audience Response Systems to Enhance Learning in a Nursing Fundamentals Course. Podium Presentation at Georgia Association for Nursing Education Annual Conference, Pine Mountain, GA. (Regional)


Emerson, C. & Bremner, M. (January 2009) Teaching technology in healthcare: A collaborative approach. Poster presented at Mosby’s Faculty Development Institute, Orlando, FL. (National)


Amason, J., Emerson, C., Hannings, G. & Lishman, K. (October 2008)  A new student success program: A creative strategy for the retention of nursing students.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the SREB Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing, Atlanta, GA. (Regional)


Emerson, C. & Bremner, M. (November 2007) Laying the foundation for technology for nursing students: Offering opportunities for visibility for health care partners. Poster presented at Nurse Educator/Nurse Executive Summit sponsored by Nursing Economics, Phoenix, AZ. (National)


Professional Interests



Use of audience response systems in the nursing classroom.

Developing collaborative relationships between health care agencies and schools of nursing

QSEN Competencies

Global Learning: Study Abroad to Abu Dhabi


Teaching Responsibilities



NURS 3209, Holistic Nursing
NURS 3313, Adult Health Nursing
NURS 4427, Laying the Foundation for Technology in Nursing
SA4490, Nursing Care of Vulnerable Populations in Abu Dhabi, UAE