Teaching Area(s): Nursing
Title: Director of Nursing Laboratory and Clinical Experiences/Instructor
Courses Taught: Health Assessment, Nursing Theory, Pharmacology, Nursing Process and Foundations
Why I Chose Nursing
I chose nursing because I have always enjoyed the sciences and have been fascinated with the function of the human body. I also find great pleasure in assisting people back to health and wellness.
More than Classroom Content
My proudest moments are during the times when my students show empathy in the clinical setting towards their patients/clients and each other. My goals are not only to teach classroom content, but to teach students how to truly care for someone.
Most of the classes I teach involve “hands-on” work by the students. I like to engage the students in active learning by utilizing active teaching strategies. In the past, I have utilized games, videos, role-playing simulation scenarios, teamwork and case studies.
Developing the Nursing Curricula
Currently we are in the process of developing our new nursing program’s curricula, as we are in our inaugural year.
Gallaher Hall, the new Health and Medical Science building – it is where we will be living!!
I believe Mount Union’s educational experience is unique in that each faculty member is dedicated to providing the best, most well-rounded education to their students. Each faculty member is willing to give freely of their time and talents to aid student success. This type of commitment is not always available in larger institutions.
Growth Beyond the Classroom
Students at Mount Union are encouraged to participate in community services, volunteer activities, social gatherings and numerous opportunities for building all types of relationships. These relationships assist the student with developing themselves and growing beyond the classroom.
A Fulfilling Future
I believe that nursing will be in great demand in the future. Nursing offers students a professional career that will not only be stable, but will also be extremely fulfilling and satisfying. A degree in nursing also opens many doors and provides numerous career opportunities. i.e. bedside nursing, travel nursing, research, teaching, administration, the possibilities are endless.
Nursing and Liberal Arts
Fortunately nursing is grounded in liberal arts. Communication, critical thinking, history, culture, law, sociology, psychology, just to name a few, are all encompassed in the profession. Without liberal arts, nursing does not exist!
Simulation and student clinical performance and cardiac clinical practice
B.S., Nursing, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario Canada
M.B.A., Management, Walsh University
Each faculty member is willing to give freely of their time and talents to aid student success. This type of commitment is not always available in larger institutions.
- If you could teach one class outside of your discipline, what would it be?
- Business ethics
- What is one thing most people would be surprised to find out about you?
- I ride a motorcycle.
- If you weren't a professor, what job would you have?
- Where is one place you'd like to visit?
- I'd like to visit Ireland.
- What is your favorite book?
- "Book of Love" by Kathleen McGowan.