Dr. Wedgeworth received her BSN from the University of Alabama in 1997, her MSN in Rural Case Management from the University of Alabama in 2003, and her Ed.D for Nurse Educators at the University of Alabama in 2013. Dr. Wedgeworth has also obtained certification from National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE).
Dr. Wedgeworth has extensive experience in the areas of medical surgical and psychiatric nursing. She also has experience in home health, hospice, and orthopedic nursing. She began teaching at the Capstone College of Nursing in 2004. She has taught Fundamentals of Nursing, Nursing Concepts, Introduction to Nursing, and Preparation for Licensure. Currently she teaches Nursing Informatics and Mental Health Nursing. Dr. Wedgeworth teaches in the undergraduate and RN mobility program.
In addition to her faculty responsibilities Dr. Wedgeworth has served on the University of Alabama Faculty Senate and is currently the Capstone College of Nursing Faculty Organization Vice-chair. Her professional memberships include Sigma Theta Tau, the National League for Nursing, and the Alabama League for Nursing.
Research interests include:
- Behavioral health integration into healthcare teams
- Student mental health
- Mental health education