Chasity Edwards Harness received her Masters degree from East Tennessee State University in Nursing Administration at commencement in December 2009. She obtained her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Carson-Newman College in 1996. Her nursing career has guided her through nursing excellence in the areas of critical care, emergency services, education, management and home health. She has 15 years nursing experience. Her career path has led her to the field of preoperative services. She is employed by Mountain States Health Alliance at Johnson City Medical Center Niswonger Pediatric Surgery Unit. Harness is the chairman of preoperative education and is on the JCMC education council. She received masters level nursing honors and was inducted into the nursing honors society, Sigma Theta Tau. She is the wife of Jimmy Harness, and daughter of Julie Weaver Edwards and Ricky Edwards. She and her husband have four children, Chelsey, Chase, Chance and Charity Harness.