Hocking College’s new dean of the School of Allied Health and Nursing, Tamara Moyer, brings practical and educational nursing experience to her new role.
Originally from Bremen, OH, Moyer graduated from Fairfield Union High School and went to a community college where she completed general education courses while trying to identify her ideal career path. Initially, Moyer had planned to become a medical doctor, an ophthalmologist or massage therapist; however, her plans at that time ultimately led her to Kentucky Christian University where she pursued a business degree.
While studying in Kentucky, Moyer had her first child and committed to becoming a full-time mother for the next 10 years. In 2003, Moyer returned to college and chose to pursue her initial career goals in the healthcare industry. She earned her Associate Degree in Nursing in 2006, then went on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2009, and Master of Science in Nursing Education in 2013. In May of 2021, Moyer obtained her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Liberty University.
While completing her education, Moyer worked as a Registered Nurse at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for 13 years and taught as an Assistant Professor at Ohio University.
Moyer was drawn to Hocking College because she feels she can “help make a difference in a rural community, changing lives and offering the opportunity to alter the future of students who have experienced similar stories as [she] had”.
Moyer elaborates that: “Hocking College gives you that rural feeling, surrounded by nature, bringing a peaceful vibe with it. It is small, yet has the dorm life along with sports. Quite the package if you ask me.”.
As both a first-generation college student herself and someone who came from a difficult background and graduated at the bottom of her high school class, Moyer hopes to inspire students to believe that they can achieve anything they want through determination and hard work.
As the Dean of the School of Allied Health and Nursing, Moyer oversees all of the school’s programs, making sure the day-to-day operations run smoothly and producing quality education that best serves the area’s rural healthcare system.
Currently, Hocking College’s School of Allied Health and Nursing offers the following selection of programs:
- Dental Hygiene
- Laboratory Sciences: Major in Medical Laboratory
- Massage Therapy
- Massage Therapy Certificate
- Medical Assistant
- Medical Records - Health Information Management
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Practical Nursing
- PN2RN Transition Program
- Registered Nursing
For more information on any of these programs contact the Dean of Allied Health and Nursing Tamara Moyer at one of the following: