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Tamra Rasberry, PhD, MSN, RN, CPI-CI

Professor of Nursing


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Liberty University, 2013
  • Master of Science, University of Virginia, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Liberty University, 1994


Dr. Rasberry has had the honor of serving students at Liberty University School of Nursing (LUSON) since 1997. During her time at LUSON, she has taught graduate and undergraduate classes and has provided instruction in a variety of inpatient clinical settings. She has worked as a clinician in Critical Care, Medical Surgical, Oncology, and most recently, Mental Health. Dr. Rasberry also teaches Strategies for Care at End of Life and currently serves as an adjunct faculty in the School of Behavioral Sciences. Her interests include therapeutic communication and helping students learn how to truly understand and convey empathy. She has a passion to educate nursing students on the physiological etiologies of mental health and challenges them to become mental health advocates for their patients.

She completed her Ph.D. in Professional Counseling and has been able to present her doctoral research in a variety of settings, including the national conference of the American Association of Psychiatric Nursing. She is thankful for the privilege to spend her days with some of the smartest, kindest students who love Jesus and people. Her greatest joy as a teacher is watching her students be the hands and feet of Jesus and conveying his love through the ministry of nursing.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Southern Nursing Research Society

Courses Taught

  • NURS 105: Medical Terminology
  • NURS 200: Critical Thinking in Nursing
  • NURS 210: Health Assessment
  • NURS 221: Fundamentals in Nursing
  • NURS 301: Strategies for Adult Health Care I
  • NURS 302: Strategies for Adult Health Care II
  • NURS 416: Preceptorship in Nursing
  • NURS 419: Strategies for End of Life Care
  • NURS 451: Mental Health Strategies in Nursing
  • NURS 460: Critical Care Nursing
  • NURS 519: Strategies for End of Life Care

Publications (peer-reviewed articles)

  • Rasberry, T. (2013). Treatment of psychiatric inpatients with relationship dysfunction using a short term intensive interpersonal intervention: A pilot study. (Doctoral Dissertation, Liberty University). https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/727/
  • Rasberry, T. (2014). Cognitive interpersonal therapy helps alleviate patient anxiety. Conference Express: Peer Reviewed Highlights E-Journal. American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Research Interest

  • Fostering Emotional Intelligence
  • Empathy
  • Communication skills
  • Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy
  • Forgiveness
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