Elizabeth A. Paton, RN, MSN, CS, NP- C
 Contact:    beth@bethpaton.com 


Masters of Science in Nursing- Family Nurse Practitioner
1999 Delta State University Cleveland, Mississippi

Bachelors of Science in Nursing
1992 University of Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee

Bachelors of Science in Biology
1990 University of Illinois Chicago, Illinois

Nurse Practitioner
1999-present LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center Memphis, Tennessee

Adjunct Faculty
2000-present Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, Tennessee

Clinical Nurse Educator- Emergency Department
1997- 1999 LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center Memphis, Tennessee

Per Diem Nurse- Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center (Level I)
1996- present Regional Medical Center Memphis, Tennessee

Staff/ Charge Nurse- Emergency Department
1992- 1997 LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center Memphis, Tennessee


Member- Pediatric Flight Team 1994-1998

Member- Hospital Disaster Preparedness Committee 1998-1999

Instructor- Pediatric Essential Skills 1994-1999

Chairperson- Unit Clinical Practice Council 1994-1996

American Academy of Pediatrics- Emergency Medicine Section


Emergency Nurses’ Association 1993- present

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 1999-present

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 1999-present


Certified Emergency Nurse
Instructor- Pediatric Advanced Life Support

Instructor- Basic Life Support

Instructor- Basic Trauma Life Support

Instructor- Pediatric Basic Trauma Life Support
Instructor- Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Provider- Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course

Instructor- Emergency Medical Services for Children


Family Nurse Practitioner- current

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- current

Tennessee Nursing License- current


Nominee- Emergency Nurse of the Year annually 1993- 1998

Nominee- Nurse of the Year 1998


Proficient in Microsoft Word

Proficient in preparing Power Point Presentations


Married (Husband- Robert), 2 children (Timmy, age 9 and Andy, age 6)

Lectures/Seminars Pediatric Neurological Emergencies:
A one-hour Power Point Presentation that covers various aspects of
neurological emergencies in children including traumatic brain injury, seizures,
shunts, and meningitis

Child Abuse:
A one-hour Power Point and slide presentation on CD-ROM that
covers signs and symptoms of abuse and pictures of specific cases. This lecture has been modified and presented to various audiences including hospital personnel, day care providers, and pre-hospital personnel.

PALS Prep Course:
-A two to three-hour course that helps prepare participants for the PALS course. The format is very interactive with lecture, handouts and case scenarios. The pass rate of participants so far is approximately 98%.

Child Abuse Seminar:
This seminar was held in the fall of 1998. It was a multi-disciplinary conference that discussed many aspects of child abuse from recognition to treatment. I was instrumental in organizing this conference and obtaining CEU approval. The lecture was attended by approximately 250 people from various medical fields.

A one-hour Power Point presentation that discussed the recognition and treatment of various types of Tinea.

It's A Small World:
During my tenure as a Clinical Nurse Educator, I aided in the development of a lecture series for nurses who are involved in the care of pediatric patients. The programs that I assisted with were Pediatric Fundamentals, Pediatric Dermatology, Pediatric Emergencies, and Documentation. Each topic was covered in an eight-hour day.