Jennifer Lawson, MSN, RNC
As a person, nurse, and educator I value caring and honesty as much as skill acquisition and content mastery. I value the promotion of individual dignity and respect as well as collaboration and cooperation. Additionally I value mutual respect, trust, competence, and excellence as well. I believe educators should be models of professional nursing practice. I feel that the learning process is a positive experience when students do not fear their teachers. I believe connected learning through personal and professional knowing between student-and-teacher promotes the development of an egalitarian relationship that promotes learning.
I do not believe teachers have all the answers. I believe we all teach and we all learn. I believe we are all responsible for what we learn. I believe it is my role as educator to challenge, affirm, inspire, mentor, and nurture aspiring nurses, but with the realization that others are motivated by relevant content and their own internal forces. I believe learning is an active process that involves the entire being, and that the process of learning is just as important as content.
My nursing philosophy guides my role as a nurse educator. As a nurse educator, I envision my students gaining new knowledge, creating new knowledge, and treasuring education. I strive for my classes to be interesting, engaging, creative, and above all, effective. My goal in each class is to see the learner’s interest in the subject increase, to see the learner’s knowledge of the subject increase, and to witness the transference of classroom knowledge into clinical practice.
- NURS 3135, Professional Nursing Practice
- NURS 3172, Health Assessment
- NURS 3245, Family Health Nursing Practice
- NURS 3355, Junior Practicum
Master of Nursing - University of West Georgia
Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of West Georgia
Areas of Expertise or Professional Interests:
Professional Memberships and Certifications:
NCC Certification in Inpatient Obstetrics
Advanced Fetal Monitoring
Neonatal Resuscitation Instructor (NRP)
Adult, Infant, Child CPR
American Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau-Pi Nu Chapter - UWG School of Nursing
Nursing Honor Society - LaGrange College
Georgia Association for Nursing Education
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Hanging out with my family, reading, traveling
The most unique thing about our programs is…
that we care and want everyone to succeed and we, as faculty, work extremely hard to make that happen .
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