Laurie Ware

Laurie Ware, PhD, RN, CNL

Associate Dean and Professor

Phone: 678-839-5631 | Fax: 678-839-2462

Email:  lware@westga.edu

Office: School of Nursing Building 347

Biography

Teaching/learning is an interactive and reciprocal process conducted to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary to critically think and make independent judgments. Learning is a life long process with the teacher responsible for facilitating learning, and the student responsible and accountable for her/his own learning. When students are committed to taking charge of their own learning, they learn best. The teacher promotes learning by using a variety of teaching strategies including role modeling, mentoring and coaching within a caring environment.

As part of the teaching learning process, faculty and students must enter into a relationship based on trust, integrity, accountability, and caring. Learning is facilitated in an environment that reflects a caring philosophy. Although ultimate responsibility lies with the student, it is the role of faculty to facilitate the development of necessary knowledge and skills in order for our graduates to be successful in pursuing their life's goals and ambitions.


Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • NURS-9005 (Nurs Theory in Nursing Educ)    
    • NURS-9010 (Nursing Research Seminar)    
    • NURS-9015 (Dissertation)    

Education/Degrees

  • Ph.D., Educational Administration, Nursing,
  • M.S., Adult Health, Teaching,
  • B.S., Bachelor of Science in Nursing,

Areas of Expertise or Professional Interests

Nursing Theory, Quantitative Research, Pain Assessment in Older Minority Adults


Research Program

Pain Assessment and Management of Pain in Older Adults


Honors and Awards

March 2001 - Recipient of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses Research Grant, "The Evaluation of Pain in Cognitively Impaired Minority Elders." Amount: $3000.

March 2001 - Certificate of Recognition for the Best Research Project Poster at the 11th Annual American Society of Pain Management Nursing Meeting , Houston, TX

Spring 2001 - Nominee for Florida State University Outstanding Teacher Award

October 1999 - Citation for Scientific Merit in Poster Research Presentation. American Pain Society's 8th Annual Scientific Meeting. Fort Lauderdale, FL ($50 award)


Professional Memberships and Certifications

American Nurses Association
Georgia Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
Southern Nursing Research Society
American Geriatric Association
American Pain Society
American Society of Pain Management Nurses


Personal Interests

Reading, walking/hiking, spending time with my daughter and family


The most unique thing about our program is

our caring philosophy which is reflected throughout the curriculum.