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Shirley Lyson, Lecturer

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"This program helps nurses to advance in their career with critical-thinking skills."

Degrees Held:

  • MSN, Nursing Education – Walden University, 2013

Career Highlights:

  • Interim Manager EOC at St. Joseph Mercy hospital, 2019 – present
  • Nurse Coordinator of the CICU at St. Joe's, 2013 – present
  • Staff nurse in the CICU at St. Joe's, 2010-13
  • Staff nurse in the Cardiac PCU at St. Joe's, 2007-13

In which online degree program do you teach?

RN to BSN

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    • NURS 221: Health Assessment for RNs
    • NURS 265: RN Essentials of Professional Nursing Practice: The Professional Role
    • NURS 365W: RN Essentials of Professional Nursing Practice: Nurse as Advocate
    • NURS 465: RN Essentials of Professional Nursing Practice: Nurse as Leader
  • What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?

    Students learn critical thinking.

  • Why did you start teaching?

    To help advance the field of nursing and to help others learn the love of nursing.

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

    This program helps nurses to advance in their career with critical-thinking skills.

  • What qualities make someone particularly successful in the nursing profession?

    • Someone who wants to help others
    • Compassion
    • Really good thinking skills
  • What do you think is the biggest challenge that nurses face today?

    Critical thinking.

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