LaQuita Cheatham grew up in Columbia, Tennessee and obtained her Associates of Applied Sciences in Nursing from Columbia State Community College in 1988. She began her career in nursing as an Occupational Health Nurse with interest in pre-hospital, emergency and critical care. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 1998 and received her Master of Science in Nursing a year later. LaQuita became a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner in January of 2000. LaQuita has worked in primary care, occupational medicine, physical medicine and rehab, and pain management. Prior to joining STMP Columbia Neurology, LaQuita was associated with the State of Tennessee Department of Health. LaQuita is well known for her compassion, intense sense of patient advocacy and devotion to her family and her patients.
1999 - MS in Nursing, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program,
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama
1998 - BS in Nursing, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, AANP, Adult Nurse Practitioner, 2000, 2005, 2010.
American Nurses Credentialing Center, ANCC, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015 2020 Adult Nurse Practitioner and board eligible Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
Limited Certification Chest and Extremities Radiology, Radiology Education Seminars, Nashville, Tennessee. 1989.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Maury Regional Hospital, Columbia, Tennessee. 1989, 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004.
Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tennessee. 1989.
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. Pulmonary Function Testing, NIOSH approved. 1990.
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, Birmingham, Alabama. Occupational Hearing Conservationist Training, CAOHA approved. 1993, 1996, 2011.
Certified Occupational Health Nurse – Specialist (COHN-S), American Board of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (ABOHN). 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009.
Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS), Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. 2005.
Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS), Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. 2005.
National Disaster Life Support Instructor, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. 2005.
Commercial Driver Medical Examiner, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), 2007, 2012. Eligible to sit certification exam and registry eligible.