Amy Putnam MS(N), RN
School of Nursing
Traditional Program Director
Office: Cullowhee Campus Office 346, Health & Human Sciences Building
Area of Expertise: medical-surgical nursing; adult intensive care nursing; nursing
Area of Research Interest: stress and nursing students; conceptual learning; active learning
Amy Putnam is an assistant professor of nursing at Western Carolina University. She is the Traditional Program Director. She has been an assistant professor at WCU since 2009, teaching primarily in the traditional baccalaureate program. She has also taught a couple of classes in the RN to BSN and in the accelerated programs.
Prior to coming to Western Carolina University, Professor Putnam taught for six years at Region A Nursing Consortium in an Associate Degree Nursing Program in Clyde, NC. She graduated from Western Carolina University School of Nursing in 1997 with a BSN and in 2007 with a MS(N) in nursing education. Her clinical experience was in critical care, step-down, and medical-surgical nursing.
Professor Putnam is currently a member of the American Nurses Association, the North Carolina Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Psi chapter. She serves as first counselor for Sigma Theta Tau International, Eta Psi chapter at Western Carolina University. She is also the Association of Nursing Students faculty sponsor at Western Carolina University. She currently resides in Sylva, NC.