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Patti Davis Lee, Adjunct Instructor

"I was a teacher prior to becoming a nurse—to work collaboratively with students and inspire them to become the best nurses as possible and life-long learners. Teaching nursing offers the opportunity to invest in the healthcare within my community."

Degrees Held:

  • MSN-FNP
  • MEd
  • BSN
  • BA

Career Highlights:

I have taught elementary, high school and college students. I completed one of my dreams of becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

In which online program do you teach?

RN to BSN

Which classes do you teach online?

Pharmacology, Health Assessment and Pathophysiology

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

Critical thinking skills using Evidence Based Practice and current guidelines.

Why did you start teaching?

I was a teacher prior to becoming a nurse—to work collaboratively with students and inspire them to become the best nurses as possible and life-long learners. Teaching nursing offers the opportunity to invest in the healthcare within my community.

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

Keep focused on the goal.

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

Stay focused on your goals. My class motto is "Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn" (Benjamin Franklin).

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.

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