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Location 115 Blanton Nursing
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Teresa Lyle, D.N.P., A.R.N.P., C.P.N.P.

Assistant Professor of Nursing

My teaching philosophy is centered on active engaged learning. Quality nursing education is dependent upon the facilitation of student opportunities to observe and participate in various settings: classroom, skills lab, simulation lab, and real life clinical arenas. The nursing professor must teach by example and guide the student's experience to maintain safety and privacy, yet be involved and close enough to learn caring and empathy which are the keys to the art of nursing.”

Teresa Lyle is currently an assistant professor of nursing at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, with completion of a multi-center collaborative research text messaging study with Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology. Post-Master's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner: University of Texas, Arlington; Master's Degree Cardiovascular / Adult Health Nursing: Emory University; and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing: University of Florida.

Teresa remains affiliated with the Emory Adult Congenital Heart Center for collaborative research interests. She recently served for 11 years as Emory's ACHD Nurse Practitioner and assisted with the founding of the Emory ACHD program. Teresa previously facilitated initiation of the Pediatric Heart Transplant Program at Egleston Children's Hospital. Her nursing career has also included roles in Pediatric Intensive Care at Duke University and nurse practitioner roles in Homeless Outreach Care in Dallas, TX and Neonatology in Dallas, Atlanta, & Chattanooga. She has done community volunteer work with Polk County's Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPPA), Healthy Start Coalition, and Safe-Kids Suncoast affiliate. Current professional/research interests include: ACHD advocacy/self-care/activity-exercise/teen-transition; enhanced specialty nursing education; and international nursing collaboration in Spain/Europe. Teresa enjoys active involvement with FSC Junior Journey and Study abroad programs.

In her spare time, Teresa likes travel, music (singing and dulcimer), walking/leisure hiking and biking, spec sports (football), and boating (previously water ski).


D.N.P., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Post Master’s Program, University of Texas at Arlington
M.S. in Nursing: Cardiovascular Critical Care/Adult Health, Emory University – Atlanta, GA
B.S. in Nursing, University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

Current Projects

Teresa chaperoned a month long study abroad program in 2014 to Spain with 40 students from many majors.

She also participates in Cancer Awareness support/events, especially Breast Cancer in collaboration with an on-campus group and sorority with many nursing student members.