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Sarah Woolwine, Adjunct Nursing Faculty

"I started teaching because I want to have an impact on the future of nursing and, ultimately, improve the quality of care that is provided to our patients."

Degrees Held:

  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design – Western Kentucky University, 2017
  • MSN Nursing Education – Bellarmine University, 2008
  • BSN – Bellarmine University, 2008
  • BA in Psychology – Georgetown College, 2005

Career Highlights:

Worked as a staff nurse on a cardiac step-down unit at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. Also, have worked as nursing clinical instructor for Bellarmine University. Currently working full-time as a nurse educator at Jewish Hospital. Presented a poster presentation on Gamification of Nursing Orientation at the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) conference in July 2016 and was awarded the participant's choice award. Currently certified as a Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN) and in Nursing Professional Development (RN-BC).

In which online program do you teach?

RN to BSN

Which classes do you teach online?

Gerontological Nursing and Law and Ethics in Nursing

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

Other than meeting the specific course objectives, I want my students to learn new ways of thinking and learning that will benefit them in both their professional and academic endeavors.

Why did you start teaching?

I started teaching because I want to have an impact on the future of nursing and, ultimately, improve the quality of care that is provided to our patients.

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

Don't miss out on something that could be amazing just because it could also be difficult.

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

Stay organized and be proactive.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?

Qualities that will help one to be a successful nurse, include: empathy, attention to detail, communication skills, flexibility, and patience.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that nurses face today?

I think the biggest challenge is coping with constant change. Healthcare is always changing. There is consistently new research and new technology emerging that causes us to change our way of practice.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know about you.

My favorite dog breed is a miniature schnauzer. I currently own two.

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