Associate Professor of Nursing
Highest degree earned: EdD, 2012, Walden University; Nursing Education Certificate Program, University of Northern Colorado; MSN Education, Clarke; BSN, Mount Mercy College.
August 2004 to the present, Clarke University, assistant professor of nursing; May 1992 to 2004, Mercy Hospital, BSN, RN, various units.
My philosophy for nursing continues to evolve as I continue to teach and to learn. I believe that building strong leaders will help advance the future of the nursing profession. I think of leaders in nursing education as being positive role models that have the ability to create a shared vision that promotes growth in professional practice. A good leader should be able to lead others by sharing a vision, including others in the collaborative process of the shared vision, building a sense of trust, and foster changes that facilitate positive student outcomes and increase overall student achievement.
CLARKE'S IMPACT ON LISA
I realized that Clarke’s core values extend beyond the confines of the university campus. The values are exemplified in the way that I interact with others - with respect, dignity, honesty, and integrity. I hope to teach this to my kids and help them become better and brighter individuals.
LISA'S IMPACT ON STUDENTS
I believe that it is imperative that we utilize strong leadership characteristics, as nurses, to care for individuals who cannot care for themselves. Nursing is about caring for whole person, the body, mind and spirit. Nurse leaders are driven intrinsically by “the virtues of serving, caring, respecting, empowering, and helping without asking for anything in return” (Sergiovanni, 2005, p. 74). This statement exemplifies the virtues on which the nursing profession is founded and continues to shape professional practice.
Movie – Like to watch movies - any kind - with my teenage boys. Transformers was the latest watched
Book – Historical Fiction/Romance
Quote – “The Harder the Challenge, the More Rewarding the Triumph” - This quote helped get me through my dissertation. Author Unknown
Place traveled - Christmas in Mexico with my family
Hobby – Boating, reading, spending time with family and friends