"The courses move extremely fast. Buckle in, hang on tight, don't get behind—and you WILL succeed."
In which online degree program do you teach?
Links to share?
Which classes do you teach online?
NURS 483L4: RN to BSN Population Focused Capstone Practice Experience
What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?
NURS 483 is the program's capstone course within which a project unfolds that ideally incorporates many attributes of the program's coursework. Emphasis is heavy on professional communication, potential consideration of regulatory issues, integration of research, application of management and leadership skills.
Why did you start teaching?
I worked for many years in a corporate environment where part of the job was worker training. I wanted to expand on that area. While I hope I have much to share, I truly value what I learn every day when interacting with engaged students.
What advice would you give to those considering this online degree program?
The courses move extremely fast. Buckle in, hang on tight, don't get behind—and you WILL succeed.
What qualities make someone particularly successful in the profession in which you teach?
Show up—be present—and engage.
What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?
Life is complex, and we have a way of making it more so. When people toss off simplistic solutions to fix the problems of others, it likely fails to help anything. Meanwhile, spending the time to listen to and engage ALL stakeholders is likely to yield progress.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
I think "Animal Farm" by Orwell is a classic. Everyone should understand that various personal and social pressures can lead them into any of those character roles.
Tell us something that your students might find interesting, something they may not know about you.
As much as I hated history in school, understanding what came before, that leads us to today, and informs tomorrow is really interesting. This applies to everything—it could be a piece of music or a community/neighborhood.