Dale Howard

Dale Howard, MSN, RN

Part-time Instructor

Phone: 678-839-6552 | Fax: 678-839-6553

Email:  dhoward@westga.edu



Nursing is a tapestry of colors representing holistic, humanistic and compassionate skilled caring.

After 35 years of nursing practice, I continue my passion for nursing excellence. I enjoy nursing education! It is a stimulating learning environment...and learning is indeed a lifelong adventure. Teachers and students develop the mutuality of a colleague relationship based on responsibility, accountability, respect and trust. I enjoy supporting and encouraging students as they develop keen critical thinking skills and execute scholarly evidence based practice principles. I value my students as individuals, and appreciate the enthusiasm and dedication they bring to the future of our nursing profession.


  • Diploma, RN Licensure, Piedmont Hospital School of Nursing, 1978
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science Nursing, State University of West Georgia, 2004
  • M.S., Master of Science in Nursing, University of West Georgia, 2007

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • NURS-4527 (Nurs Leader in Hlthcare Com)    
    • NURS-4545 (Nurs Ldrship in Hlthcare Commu)    
  • Spring 2014 Sections
    • NURS-4527 (Nurs Leader in Hlthcare Com) Section: 02D
  • Spring 2013 Sections
    • NURS-4545 (Nurs Ldrship in Hlthcare Commu) Section: 51D

Areas of Expertise or Professional Interests

Health Systems Leadership and Administration, Palliative Care

Professional Memberships and Certifications

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

Personal Interests

Family, reading, traveling and volunteering with Nutritional Backpack Ministry

Honors and Awards

2006 UWG-SON Graduate Student Research Award

The most unique thing about our program is

The UWG Nursing program truly lives their caring philosophy. Being a former UWG-SON student, I certainly reaped the benefits of wonderful caring faculty who nurtured my potential. Now as a faculty member (alongside some of my beloved professors), we want our students to succeed and achieve. We celebrate with our students accomplishments and care about them during the journey we travel together.