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Graduate Online Adjunct Professor at College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Nurs 5327 Analysis of Theories in NursingOnline. I look forward to working with each of you this semester.

Here is my introduction and brief summary about my nursing experiences. Initially, I practiced in the areas of obstetrical and high-risk obstetrical nursing. After receiving a master’s degree, I transitioned into nursing education. I have been a nurse educator for the past 22 years and have taught in both the undergraduate, graduate nursing programs and in childbirth education.  In the undergraduate program, I have mainly taught pediatrics and faith community nursing. After earning a PhD, I began teaching in the graduate nursing program; teaching a variety of online courses that include professional role development, research, instructional methods and capstone. I also teach as an adjunct faculty for the University of Texas in their graduate nursing program.

Other responsibilities at Nebraska Methodist College include Director of Nursing, Special Programs; coordinating the Accelerated Nursing program (ACE), and the RN to BSN and the LPN to BSN Programs. I have also focused on Service Learning here in Nebraska, developing partnerships with several metropolitan schools (pre-school through high-school) and community agencies. I have served on the Immunization Task Force, World Refugee Day Committee and served as Vice President of the board for Interfaith Health Services. I have been a national leader in the area of Faith Community Nursing (FCN) and have written modules and edited the International Parish Nurse Resource Curriculum, co-authored the FCN Scope and Standards and co-developed the FCN portfolio recognition process. I co-authored an obstetrical and pediatric text book including the ancillary products and accompanying website: Ward, S. & Hisley, S., (2009).   Maternal Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children & Families. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis. I have written another book called Pediatric Nursing Care Best - Evidence-Based Practices (2013) Philadelphia: F. A. Davis. I have published several journal articles on a variety of topics and served as an article reviewer for The Journal of Pediatric NursingFinally, I have co-written and received a variety of grants including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - New Careers in Nursing grant.    

 Dr. Susan Ward  

University of Nebraska
PhD
Adult Education
University of Nebraska
MSN
University of Nebraska
BSN
January 1990
Ongoing
Professor
Nebraska Methodist College
January 2008
January 2013
Adjunct Faculty
UTA/UTEP
2013
Ward, S. & Hisley, S. (2009) Maternal Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children and Families Philadelphia:  FA Davis.
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Published
2013
Ward, S. & Hisley, S. (2009) Maternal Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children and Families – Clinical Pocket Companion Philadelphia:  FA Davis.
Book
Published
2013
Ward, S., (2009). International Parish Nurse Resource Center Curriculum, (Editor for Parish Nurse Basic Preparation Course.
Book
Published
2013
American Nurses Association (2012) Faith community nursing: scope and standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: Nurses Books.org.
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Published
2013
Ward, S. (2013) Pediatric Nursing Care: Best Evidence-Based Practices. Philadelphia:  FA Davis.
Book
Published
Spring 2014
NURS 5327 - Nurs 5327-005
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical   bases for nursing. Analysis of selected concepts and theories. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:   Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and   evolution of nursing science. (Program Outcome #2) Complete   a methodical analysis of a concept relevant to nursing. (Program Outcome #2) Evaluate   usefulness of theories for advanced nursing practice. (Program Outcome #1)   Formulate a personal practice framework.  (Program Outcome#1) COURSE CONTENT: Science, Theory, and Nursing Science Historical Development of Nursing Theory Theories in Nursing Application of Nursing Theory Analyzing and Evaluating Theories Analyzing Concepts for Nursing
Last Updated on November 22, 2013, 3:25 pm
Spring 2014
AAST 0 - Nursing Theories
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical   bases for nursing. Analysis of selected concepts and theories. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:   Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and   evolution of nursing science. (Program Outcome #2) Complete   a methodical analysis of a concept relevant to nursing. (Program Outcome #2) Evaluate   usefulness of theories for advanced nursing practice. (Program Outcome #1)   Formulate a personal practice framework.  (Program Outcome#1) COURSE CONTENT: Science, Theory, and Nursing Science Historical Development of Nursing Theory Theories in Nursing Application of Nursing Theory Analyzing and Evaluating Theories Analyzing Concepts for Nursing
Last Updated on November 22, 2013, 3:33 pm