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Amber Elaine Roache




School of Nursing

Office Location:

Knoxville Campus: Hardin Valley 202

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I have been a nurse practitioner for 15 years, and an educator for 9 years.  I have taught at all levels in nursing programs: traditional, RN- BSN, and graduate (MSN & Doctorate).  It is so rewarding to have interactions with both my patients, and students.  I believe in a wholistic approach to both patient care and teaching. 


            I enjoy reading a good murder mystery, puttering in my flower garden, and playing with my dogs.  


Doctor of Nursing Practice from UT Chattanooga, first graduating class

Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner from UT Chattanooga

Bachelors of Science in Biology and in Nursing from UT Chattanooga

Recent Publications and Presentations

Peer Reviewed Publications

May 2015- present      Reviewer for Orem a Journal of Nursing Scholarship

November 2013          Reviewer for Understanding Nursing Research 4th edition, chapters 4, 5, 6 and 7

April 2012                   Submitted for review/publication to Journal of Advanced Nursing: Roache, A. (2012). One Preceptors Experience: A Case Study


April 2012 Development of a program to enhance the preceptor role of Advance Practice Nurse-

Poster presentation for UTC Research Day


April 2012 Development of a program to enhance the preceptor role of Advance Practice Nurse-

Poster presentation and invited guest panelist for UTC School of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau Research day


November 2011 Development of Learning Modules to Improve Nurse Practitioner Knowledge Regarding the Preceptor Role-  Poster presentation for UTC Fall Symposium, Chattanooga, TN


December 2010 Men’s Health Issues from a Urologic Prospective- Paper presentation for UTC Fall Symposium, Chattanooga, TN


October 2010 Coding from a Provider Prospective –Invited speaker and paper presentation at Blue

Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Annual Meeting, Chattanooga, TN


March 2000 Coping Styles of Nursing Staff Caring for Dementia Patients in Long Term Care Facilities. Poster Presentation, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society Research Day, Chattanooga TN.



Courses recently taught

NURS 5010 LECT Soc, Cul & Poli Perspectives on Healthcare & Delivery Syst
NURS 5014 LECT Healthcare Informatics
NURS 5018 LECT Care of Women and Families Seminar
NURS 5019 LAB Care of Adult and Geriatric Populations
NURS 7000 LECT Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Practic
NURS 7023 LECT Translational Research Project Implementation