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Sonya Cox

Sonya Cox, DNSc, APRN, RN, FNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

  • DNSc University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • MSN Tennessee State University
  • BSN Tennessee State University


Phone: 832-842-8223

Office Hours: Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Professional Expertise: Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Online Minority Nurse Educator, Graduate Education Advanced Practice Nursing

Clinical Interest: Holistic care management, including social determinants of health, in vulnerable populations

Research Interest: Improved patient outcomes in Chronic Disease Management

Professional Accolades:
2019 Good Samaritan Foundation Excellence in Nursing Award – Bronze
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – 2017 Phi Chi Chapter Research Award
"Nashville Star" for Outstanding Patient Care, Nashville Visitor’s Bureau


Principal Investigator: Wade, S. “Assessing Sleep Quality among Nursing Faculty” funded through a grant by Phi Chi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2017-2019)

Helvig, A., Wade, S., & Hunter-Eades, L. (2016). Rest and the associated benefits in restorative sleep: a concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(1), 62-72. doi:10.1111/ jan.12807 (as cited in Taylor, C., Lynn, P., & Bartlett, J. (2019). Rest and sleep. In N. McIntyre (Ed.), Fundamentals of Nursing: The Art and Science of Person-Centered Care (pp. 1198-1229). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer.

Role: Investigator
Funding Source: University of Houston Chancellor Renu Khator’s “Grants to Enhance Research on Racism”
Project Title: Racism, Resilience and Quality of Life in Stroke Survivors: A Mixed-Methods Study


Wade, S. Assessing Sleep Quality among Nursing Faculty, Sigma Theta Tau International, Sugar Land, TX, October 2019

Wade, S.. & Butler, G. Prevention and Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer among Uninsured Persons – An Evidenced-based Community Project, American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA, November 2018

Wade, S., Hunter-Eades, L., & Helvig, A. Rest and the Associated Benefits in Restorative Sleep: A Concept Analysis, American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2016 National Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 2016