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Daphney Tench

  • Instructor , Presbyterian School of Nursing
  • Blair College of Health

Daphney Tench comes to the Presbyterian School of Nursing after many years of working at the bedside caring for patients and  working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist to provide staff education.  She has years of experience as an Emergency Department RN and as a Paramedic.  She has had her CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse) since 2008 and still works in the Emergency Department as a staff nurse on a part time basis.  She teaches Health Assessment and Gerontology for the School of Nursing, along with teaching several clinical groups.. 

She has won many awards related to nursing including Nursing Excellence in 2007 and 2009 and went on to win the Florence Nightingale Award.

Her graduate work and focus was related to childhood obesity and her literature work was titled "The Ecological Model of Childhood Obesity."  She continues to research and study this epidemic and how nursing can intervene to reduce this devastating illness.

She has helped to raise awareness to domestic violence in Gaston County by participating in several walks and serving on the Domestic Violence Council.  She also worked with the Gaston County Swine Flu Task Force to immunize as many citizens as possible including children within the Gaston County School System.  She is an active volunteer for the Gaston County Meals on Wheels program.


  • MSN  - Education; University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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