|MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. - Lisa Heaton, MSN, RN, assistant vice president and chief nursing officer for Johnson County Community Hospital (JCCH) in Mountain City, Tenn., has been appointed for a 2-year term to the state Board of Nursing by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.
She will represent Northeast Tennessee on the 11-member regulatory agency which sets standards for nursing practice, grants and renews licenses and sets minimum requirements and approval for nursing education curriculum throughout the state.
Heaton, a JCCH Team Member for 20 years, also sits on the National Rural Health Association Congress and is a past president of the Tennessee Rural Health Association. “Being able to oversee the scope of practice for nursing in the state of Tennessee is an exciting challenge,” she said.