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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

School of Nursing Staff - Tonya Bragg-Underwood

Dr. Tonya Bragg-Underwood, DNP, APRN-FNP, CNE

Dr. Tonya Bragg-Underwood, DNP, APRN-FNP, CNE

Assistant Professor

Office:  Medical Center Health Complex 3327
Phone:  745-4377


Dr. Bragg-Underwood began her nursing career as an LPN in 1996.  She then graduated from Western Kentucky University with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1999, a Baccalaureate in Nursing in 2006, a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education 2009, a post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner in 2011 and received her  Doctorate in Nursing Practice 2014.

Her teaching career began in 2007 as an instructor at Bowling Green Technical College in the LPN Program.  In 2009, she came to Western Kentucky University to teach in the Associate Degree Program and is currently teaching in the DNP Program.  Prior to teaching, Dr. Bragg-Underwood was employed as a nurse in Medical-Surgical Nursing, Home Health, Long Term Acute Care and Management.  She continues to practice as a registered nurse part-time in the community.

Dr. Bragg-Underwood is a member of the ANA/Kentucky Nurses Association, the National League for Nursing and the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Midwives.  She is a member of the Barren County Citizen Corps, Community Emergency Response Team and Medical Reserve Corps. 

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