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Amy Putnam


Assistant Professor

346 Health and Human Sciences Building
Phone: 828.227.3530

Area of Expertise: medical-surgical nursing; adult intensive care nursing; nursing education

Area of Research Interest: stress and nursing students; conceptual learning; active learning; clinical models

Amy Putnam is an assistant professor of nursing at Western Carolina University. She is the BSN Program Director. She has been an assistant professor at WCU since 2009, teaching primarily in the BSN 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 MSN 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 is enrolled in a DNP in Educational Leadership Program at American Sentinel University. She currently resides in Sylva, NC.

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