“My favorite memory at CBU is when I was able to teach students about Breast Cancer during the Breast Cancer Awareness event. I demonstrated how to properly do a breast self-exam and educated students on the signs and symptoms and how important it is to get yearly mammograms.”

Timesha Thompson came to CBU after earning her associate degree and her Registered Nurse (RN) license at Concord Career Colleges. As a student in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, she was also active in the Student Chapter of the NAACP and the Student Activities Council. She served as President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. She graduated from CBU with her BSN in 2022.

Prior to earning her associate degree and RN credentials, Timesha began her career in healthcare as a Medical Assistant at UT Medical Group and then as a Nurse Extern and Staff RN at Baptist Memorial Health Care. While a student at CBU, she took a position as Patient Care Coordinator and ICU Charge RN at Regional One Health and today serves as the Head ICU Registered Nurse at Regional One.

Timesha also volunteers monthly with the Memphis Food Bank and has previously volunteered with Regional One Health as a baby cuddler in the nursery. She has been engaged in numerous community service projects with Delta Sigma Theta, one of which helped feed over 600 hungry families in Memphis. She has mentored troubled youth for over 15 years and volunteered to serve concessions for the Memphis Redbirds. She volunteers every year for Martin Luther King Day at the Civil Rights Museum and every year for the St. Jude 5k Run.

Timesha has been recognized as “Innovator of the Month” by Regional One Health as part of a team that helped develop a voice command charting system for nurses and medical staff. She recently represented Regional One at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) Conference with her research to help drastically improve the hospital’s recurring issues with catheter-associated urinary tract infections. She is currently researching to help improve the hospital’s issues with Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections.

Timesha’s future plans include earning a Doctor of Nursing Practice — and running her own hospital.

I’ve learned that as an alumna, your commitment to CBU doesn’t end, and you will always be a part of a family that you can always come back to.