The School of Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Hitt as the new Director of CBU’s RN to BSN Nursing Program. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Hitt to CBU.
Dr. Jennifer Hitt is a registered nurse from Oxford, Mississippi. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Mississippi, a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Memphis, a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Dr. Hitt has worked in higher education for over a decade. She is a certified Nurse Educator with the National League for Nursing. In addition, she served on the faculty at the University of Memphis, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and University of Mississippi Medical Center-Ole Miss campus. She previously worked as a medical/surgical RN, acute admissions RN, and hospital clinical educator.
Dr. Hitt is the Past-President of the Mississippi Nurses Association. Dr. Hitt also served as the Vice-President of MNA, District president, ANA assembly representative for Mississippi, and served on the Board of the Mississippi Nurses Foundation. She is currently on the ANA Nominations and elections committee and is the chairperson for the Tennessee Nurses Political Action Committee. Dr. Hitt actively works on legislation and policy development at the state and national level regarding nursing practice.
She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Southern Nursing Research Society, and the International Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Her research interests focus on educational delivery methods and student success.
Dr. Hitt is active in medical mission work, both locally and at the international level. She frequently undertakes medical missions to Leogane, Haiti, and has developed medical study abroad programs for students.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her 9 year old daughter, Mary Carter.