|Monica Nelson Tennant, RN, MSN, CCNS
Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, Piedmont Fayette, Piedmont Mountainside, and Piedmont Newnan Hospital
Monica Nelson Tennant, RN, MSN, CCNS is a Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist at Piedmont Fayette,Piedmont Mountainside, and Piedmont Newnan Hospital. She is employed through a three year Comprehensive Geriatric Education Program grant by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to increase knowledge of geriatric care. She was awarded the Kensington Travel Award in Geriatrics this year by the American Federation for Aging Research (Southeastern affiliate at Emory University-Center for Health and Aging) . She has worked with simulation during her Graduate work at Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University in the nursing skills lab and as a Clinical Instructor for the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing at Georgia State University for the past 3 years with undergraduate BSN students. She is a site coordinator for the National League for Nursing/American Heart Association/Laerdal Medical Corporation study (in cooperation with UNC at Chapel Hill) on Approaches for Learning Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. She is currently evaluating the use of simulators in educating hospital and long-term care facility staff in atypical disease presentation in older adults.