Tammy Johnston is a resident of Morgantown since 2006, but is a native of New Columbia, Pennsylvania. She is a 1989 graduate of Milton High School in Milton, PA.
She began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant in 1989 at Kramm Nursing Home. She married her husband, Jerry in 2000 and with his encouragement and support her nursing career began. Then in 2001, she obtained her Licensed Practical Nurse degree from Central Susquehanna LPN Career Center. At that time, she worked for Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.
Her husband received an employment offer in Morgantown in 2006. She began working full-time at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in March of 2006. While working there she began her path to obtain her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at Mountain State University in Beckley, West Virginia.
In June of 2007, Tammy began her eight-year career at Care Partners Home Health. She enjoyed going into the patient’s home environment and making a difference in the comfort of their own home.
In 2011, Tammy graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree with Summa Cum Laude Honors. She was Valedictorian and achieved the Leadership award.
While working full-time at Care Partners, she was a preceptor for WVU BSN students during their Community clinical rotation and that is when she realized being a Nursing Instructor was her dream. She applied for the Graduate program through Capella University to obtain her Master’s Degree in Nursing with specializing in Nursing Education in 2012.
In December of 2015, Tammy graduated with Summa Cum Laude Honors, a member of Capella Nursing Honor Society and a member of Sigma Theta Tau International.
Tammy began as an Adjunct Clinical Faculty member in February of 2016 with West Virginia Junior College. In April, she was transitioned to a full-time position. By June, she became the Clinical Coordinator. This position is challenging and keeps her busy, but her dream has always been to touch the lives of others in their time of need and now she can spread that dream through the future student nurses at West Virginia Junior College.
In March of 2016, she wanted to continue bedside nursing so she accepted a per diem position at West Virginia University Hospital and currently works in the Resource pool.