LaDonia Patterson

LaDonia Patterson, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Lecturer

Phone: 678-839-6379 | Fax: 678-839-2462

Email:  lpatters@westga.edu

Office: School of Nursing Building 323

Biography

I am truly passionate about nursing. I believe it to be a dynamic profession that requires equally dynamic leaders to nurture and cultivate it through the education of self and others. I have served the profession for several years; first, as a registered professional nurse; then as an Advanced Practiced Registered Nurse; and now as a nurse educator.

I believe that students are intelligent and diverse individuals who have equally diverse learning needs. I also believe that it is the responsibility of the nurse educator to recognize those learning needs and to continuously seek out ways to be flexible with creative strategies that facilitate student learning. The nurse educator must also encourage each student to explore his or her own unique approach to learning. Once these have both occurred, true learning can take place.

In the clinical setting I strive to create an environment where teaching, learning, and caring flow freely from one individual to the next so that students feel safe, valued, and respected. I believe this approach best fosters innovative thinking, teaching, and learning.

My philosophy of nursing education is simple: know the hearts of your students and use this knowledge to guide them through their learning experiences.


Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • NURS-3101 (Professional Nursing Concept I)    
    • NURS-4202 (Health Care of the Client IV)    
    • NURS-4302 (Clinical Practice IV)    

Education/Degrees

  • M.S., Master of Science in Nursing, Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA,
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Hampton University, Hampton, VA,

Areas of Expertise or Professional Interests

Cardiac/Telemetry Nursing
Adult Health
Management and preventiono f episodic and chornic illness


Professional Memberships and Certifications

National board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nruses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 2006
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society


Personal Interests

Spending time with friends and family, Laughing, Traveling, Gucci Bags


The most unique thing about our programs is

Faculty members truly devoted to nursing education and the amazingly supportive staff :)