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Jennifer Riseden

Jennifer Riseden

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Contact Information

Phone: 828.654.6524
Office: 309 Biltmore Park Building


Jennifer Riseden is an Assistant Professor in the ABSN Program at Western Carolina University. She began her career at WCU in August of 2017.<br><br>Mrs. Riseden brings 17 years of clinical experience to the classroom. She has over a decade of experience working in Emergency Medicine in the role of a Registered Nurse as well as Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining WCU, she worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a family medicine clinic in Knoxville, TN. She has also worked as online adjunct faculty in the School of Nursing for Grand Canyon University since January of 2016.<br><br>Mrs. Riseden’s educational background began with a Bachelors degree in Nursing from Carson Newman University. After working in the Emergency Department for over 4 years as a Registered Nurse she decided to pursue her Masters of Science in Nursing. She then graduated in 2011 from Carson Newman University with her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner as well as Nurse Educator. As part of her Nursing Education degree she helped develop a Clinical preparation booklet for the Maternal Infant skills lab at Carson Newman. Her research during her MSN degree focused on Parental Decision making in Childhood illness.<br><br>She currently resides in Asheville, NC with three children.


  • MSN, Carson-Newman College
  • BSN, Carson-Newman College

Teaching Interests

Area of Expertise: Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Diabetes Management

Research Interests

Area of Research Interest: Diabetes Management, Simulation

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