Bethany Massey is the Nurse Practitioner and Director of Health Services. She comes back to Lipscomb after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in 2005. She completed her nursing education with a Masters in Science of Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 2006 with a specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and licensed in the state of Tennessee to prescribe medications. Bethany has worked as an inpatient nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and has been a Nurse Practitioner in private family practices. She is a member of Middle Tennessee Advanced Practice Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau (international nursing honor society), and the American College Health Association (ACHA).
Dr. Terri Jerkins serves as the supervising physician for Lipscomb University Health Services.
Melanie Stewart is a Registered Nurse with Lipscomb Health Services. She received her bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University in Dietetics. She later attended Middle Tennessee State University where she received her degree in Nursing. Melanie worked six years in Neurological Special Care and 12 years in the Cardiac Care Unit before coming to Lipscomb. Melanie is also a member of ACHA and is trained as an instructor for HeartSaver through the American Heart Association.

Frankie Poole has worked at Lipscomb for 12 years in the Business Office before moving to the Health Center in August 2011. She provides customer service at the front desk, collects and manages health record forms, bills for services, and makes appointments for patients. 


Trained student workers greet students, make appointments, take them back to exam rooms, and assist the nursing staff.