Tenna Roxanne Schumacher


College Associate Professor


Dr. Schumacher’s nursing experience comprises 34 years of varied types of nursing including: clinic nursing, long-term care, pre-operative nursing, acute-care case management, and quality management. Most of her clinical nursing was spent as a Hospice Case Manager. Health of communities is an interest she learned from years spent working as nurse in the community. She also has a particular interest in gerontology. Ultimately her main career focus has been making personal connections with patients in the community and with students. She strives to improve the teaching and learning process.


Ph.D., Nursing, New Mexico State University.
, University of Phoenix
BSN, University of Alabama in Huntsville
LPN Certificate, Mid-Del Area Vocational-Technical School

Awards & Honors

  • Sigma Theta Tau Poster Conference First Place 2012 ‘Resilience of Older Women Victims of Abuse or Violence at an Earlier Age.’
  • Recipient of Daisy Award for Nursing Faculty Excellence 2021.

Clinical Focus

  • Community Nursing
  • Gerontology

Selected Publications

  • Podium Presentation at Association of Community Health Nursing Educators National Conference June 2019. “Boo to the Flu Community Collaborative.”
  • Podium presentation at Alzheimer’s Association Regional Conference June 2013. “Care for the Caregiver.”