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Dr. Mariah Morris

Dr. Mariah Morris, Lecturer

"The online student needs to have discipline and great organization in order to stay on top of assignments and due dates. Many online students are juggling full time jobs, work, families, etc. so having dedication and great time management is essential for success in the online learning environment."

Degrees Held:

  • DNP – University of South Alabama, 2016
  • MSN (CPNP) – University of Central Florida, 2007
  • BSN – Florida State University, 2004

Career Highlights:

Mariah is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Before coming to UWF in 2014, Mariah had experience in the clinical setting where she worked on a pediatric medical-surgical floor as an RN. After receiving her ARNP degree, she worked at local elementary and high schools providing primary care services to underprivileged children. She then went on to specialize in child neurology where she worked as an ARNP seeing pediatric patients with various neurologic issues in the inpatient and outpatient setting for 7 years. Mariah has also been involved in curriculum development and revision in both the RN-BSN and MSN programs.

In which online program do you teach?

RN to BSN

Which classes do you teach online?

Health Assessment, Pharmacology, and Pathophysiology

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

I would like for my students to learn more comprehensive health assessment skills and expand their knowledge in the areas of pharmacology and pathophysiology in order to better care for their patients. Hopefully my students will be able to take what we discuss in the course directly to the bedside to their patients. I want them to learn the rationale and reasoning why "we do what we do" for our patients and how current research is integrated through all aspects of patient care.

Why did you start teaching?

Mariah has always enjoyed teaching and precepting her fellow nursing and medical professionals. She enjoys furthering her own knowledge in the nursing/medical field and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. She has a passion for teaching and really seeing her students learn and master a concept. She has always taught throughout her life, whether it be from teaching the 3-4 year old dance class as a senior in high school, to a dance camp instructor in college, serving as a preceptor to new RN's at the hospital, training new ARNP's in neurology, to finally teaching online in the RN-BSN program.

What's the best advice that you have ever received?

Continuing your education is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

What's the best advice you could give to online students?

Online learning can be challenging. The online student needs to have discipline and great organization in order to stay on top of assignments and due dates. Many online students are juggling full time jobs, work, families, etc. so having dedication and great time management is essential for success in the online learning environment.

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