JoAnn Price is a professor of nursing at Virginia Highlands Community College (VHCC) in Abingdon. She is a 1996 graduate of the Virginia Appalachian TriCollege Nursing Program (at VHCC), a consortium of Mountain Empire Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College and VHCC that operated for more than four decades before each college formed stand-alone programs.
Price graduated magna cum laude in 2004 from King University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She graduated with honors from King in 2008 with a Master of Science in Nursing, and earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree with honors from King in 2021.
Following a nursing career that focused on women’s health, Price returned to VHCC more than 10 years ago to share her nursing knowledge with students there.
Price chaired the Fall 2020 Pandemic Operations Task Force and has served on the VHCC Quality Enhancement Plan Team. In addition to teaching, she serves on several committees at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon. She has also served on VHCC’s diversity and inclusion council, as chair of VHCC’s student affairs committee and as VHCC’s faculty senate president. Her additional service at VHCC includes the mission, vision and values committee and the president’s advisory council, as well as serving as the VHCC representative on a state-wide military education, experience and training committee.
Over the course of her teaching career at VHCC, Price has received the Outstanding Faculty Award in Advising, and the Excellence in Teaching Award from The National Society of Leadership and Success. In addition, she has received VHCC’s Development & Research Team Service Award and the Commonwealth of Virginia Ten Years of Service Award.
A native of Hanover County, Virginia, Price is married to William H. (Bill) Price, and has three stepchildren and four grandchildren. She enjoys supporting numerous community projects, training and teaching Karate (she is a fifth degree black belt), baking and sewing. Price also enjoys teaching Bible school and sharing her love for the Lord through singing.