Teddie Ratliff is a nursing instructor at Big Sandy Community and Technical College.  She participates in the colleges Speakers Bureau by sharing My life as a nurse with prospective students. Teddie Ratliff, a nursing faculty member at Big Sandy Community and Technical College, has a Masters Degree in Nursing Education from Kaplan University and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice through Eastern Kentucky University.

After obtaining her Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) from Prestonsburg Community College in 1983, she has worked in a variety of healthcare fields while pursuing additional education and degrees in the nursing profession. She began her teaching career at Big Sandy Community College as an adjunct professor in August 2009 and secured a full-time teaching position in June 2010.

Ratliff is passionate about the benefits of pursuing an education. I can never be thankful enough for this life Ive had, she affirms.

Ratliffs topic on the BSCTC Speakers Bureau website is:

My Life as a Nurse, with the following description: I am one of those fortunate persons who can say, I've been working for 30 years and never had a job I didn't love. I graduated from the ADN program from PCC in 1983 (2 years after I graduated from Johnson Central High School in 1981). I have worked every possible field in nursing and have come full circle back to the campus I graduated from. I currently hold a Master's Degree in Nursing Education and am enjoying my life as a nurse educator!

The BSCTC Speakers Bureau is a searchable database that lists presentations by faculty and staff on a wide variety of topics. These presentations are offered as a community service and are free of charge. If you would like to visit the Speakers Bureau website, go to www.bigsandy.kctcs.edu, click on the Visitors and Community tab, and then select Speakers Bureau. There you will find a complete listing of speakers and topics, along with email contact links to the speakers to schedule a presentation.