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Heather Hite

Heather Hite

Nurse Educator

"I began teaching in the RN to BSN program to help students further their nursing education. I too, went through the program as a full-time employee. I had professors that pushed me to do my best, continue to learn, improve, and understand those elements outside of the patient's bedside. I want to assist those individuals devoted to furthering their education."

Degrees Held:

  • MSN – Walden University

Career Highlights:

  • In the nursing profession for 15+ years as a floor nurse, a charge nurse and then a nurse educator, teaching in the RN to BSN program

In which online degree program do you teach?

RN to BSN

Which classes do you teach online?

NURS 365W: RN Essentials of Professional Nursing Practice: Nurse as Advocate

What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?

The course focuses on nursing as a profession, advocacy, standards, ethics and legal and regulation issues in health care and nursing practice, health policy (local, state, national levels), political action, and informed opinion.

Why did you start teaching?

I began teaching in the RN to BSN program to help students further their nursing education. I too, went through the program as a full-time employee. I had professors that pushed me to do my best, continue to learn, improve, and understand those elements outside of the patient's bedside. I want to assist those individuals devoted to furthering their education.

What advice would you give to those considering this online degree program?

What's stopping you? We will always have things going on in life. That is life. Taking the first step is always the hardest, but once you get going, it's downhill from there.

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