Etherington inducted into Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame

Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita Carol Etherington, MSN’75, FAAN, has been inducted into the Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame in recognition of her contributions to health and health care.

Etherington’s work has focused on traumatized populations, and designing and administering programs to address health and mental health needs of individuals, families and communities impacted by crime, war or disaster.

In the 1970s she was the first nurse employed by the Davidson County Police Department, where she established police-based crisis counseling programs still in existence. Later, Etherington established a volunteer mental health pool for the Red Cross and led response to floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and the 9/11 terrorist attack.

She has worked with Doctors Without Borders in Bosnia, Poland, Honduras, Tajikistan, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Angola and Eastern Chad.

Etherington was made faculty emerita in 2013. She is chair of the Metro Nashville Board of Health and associate director of community health initiatives for the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.

The Hall of Fame honors Tennessee’s greatest health and health care pioneers, leaders and innovators. It was established by Belmont University and The McWhorter Society and is supported by the Nashville Health Care Council.