Holly Dever

Holly Dever, MSN, RN

Clinical Assistant Professor

Phone: 678-839-5643 | Fax: 678-839-2462

Email:  hdever@westga.edu

Office: Tanner Health System School of Nursing Building 308

Hours: Varies semester to semester


My vision as a professional nurse and as a nurse educator is rooted in the Human Becoming Theory, developed by Rosemarie R. Parse, whose first assumption is meaning (Pilkington & Jonas-Simpson, 1996). Meaning refers to how individuals perceive and proclaim their values and beliefs about the human-universe process (Pilkington & Jonas-Simpson). This viewpoint allows the nurse to accept an individual where they are in life without prejudgments. Utilizing this personal concept of caring, each individual I encounter is perceived as someones mother, father, sister, brother, son, or daughter. This personal concept values each human interaction as sacred. This is a significant concept for me that will be modeled in my teaching and professional practice. This interaction is the potential for what Bevis and Watson (2000) describe as a teaching moment. It is in that moment where our opportunity exists to make a difference.In conclusion, who I am as a nurse and as a nurse educator is an unfinished canvas with a collage of my past and present experiences. New inspirations gained from each patient encounter or new group of nursing students will add color and depth to this canvas along with my hopes and aspirations for the future. I will look to my mentors to grow and mentor those who I will be leading into the future of nursing.


  • M.S., Master of Science in Nursing, University of West Georgia,
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of West Georgia,
  • A.S., Associate of Science in Nursing, Great Lakes Junior College,

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • NURS-2101 (Pathophysiology & Pharm I)    
    • NURS-3101 (Professional Nursing Concept I)    
    • NURS-3301 (Clinical Practice I)    
    • NURS-3302 (Clinical Practice II)    
  • Summer 2016 Sections
    • NURS-3101 (Professional Nursing Concept I) Section: 92
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • NURS-3301 (Clinical Practice I) Section: 91
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • NURS-3101 (Professional Nursing Concept I) Section: 01
    • NURS-3101 (Professional Nursing Concept I) Section: 02
    • NURS-3301 (Clinical Practice I) Section: 01
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • NURS-2101 (Pathophysiology & Pharm I) Section: 01
    • NURS-2101 (Pathophysiology & Pharm I) Section: 02
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • NURS-3301 (Clinical Practice I) Section: 91
    • NURS-3302 (Clinical Practice II) Section: 01

Areas of Expertise or Professional Interests

Palliative Care

Professional Memberships and Certifications

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Pi Nu Chapter

Personal Interests

Gardening, Raising Chickens, Fishing

The most unique thing about our programs is

Caring, the act and outcome of caring is visible in all aspects of this program.