Faith Garrett, RN, MSN, Ed.D.
How do I believe learning occurs?
It is my belief that learning occurs throughout the lifespan. Students of all ages learn through preferred learning styles or a combination of approaches. The ability for students to learn can be based on their visual, auditory, or tactile mechanisms of obtaining knowledge.
How do I facilitate learning?
As a nursing educator I firmly believe that multiple methods of educational approaches must be utilized to reach all students. The classroom must be a place where active learning takes place. Participation is a key component to the process. The traditional lecture cannot be the sole source of sharing information. Teaching strategies must incorporate methods to reach all learning styles. A few examples of these methods include role play, group activities, student presentations, case studies, simulation, and other technological endeavors.
What student outcomes do I hope to achieve through my instruction?
It is my hope that students leave my class with a desire to learn more. If I can peak their interest enough, students will take on the quest for knowledge and achieve a learning outcome of great significance. Additionally, through the educational journey itself, it is my wish to instill a passion for the essence of nursing itself.
What are my goals as an educator?
Sometimes self reflection can be difficult but extremely valuable to an educator. I found myself deep in thought and arrived at the following goals:
- To remain enthusiastic and passionate about nursing.
- To remain empathetic with the students and their own self challenges.
- To facilitate student accountability and responsibility.
- To stay current with nursing education trends and issues.
- To be the best educator I can be
- NURS 3122 - Professional Concepts
- NURS 3172 - Health Assessment
- NURS 4433 - Nursing Leadership & Management
- NURS 4468 - Senior Practicum
- NURS 4545 - Leadership in the Community
- NURS 6287 - Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum
- NURS 6401 - Health Promotion & Advanced Assessment
- NURS 6404 - Advanced Pathophysiology
- NURS 6486 - Specialty Nursing Practicum
- NURS 6601 - Role of Nurse as Leader/Manager
Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Ed.D, Education ABD, 2011
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, MSN, Nursing Adult Health, ARNP, 2001
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, BSN, Nursing, 1999
Sothern College, Orlando, Florida, AS, Paralegal Studies, 1992
Lake Sumter Community College, Leesburg, Florida, ADN, Nursing, 1987
Orlando Vocational Center, Orlando, Florida, LPN, Nursing, 1983
Areas of Expertise or Professional Interests:
Sexual Minority Health
Professional Memberships and Certifications:
Sigma Theta Tau
Georgia Association of Nurse Educators
American Nurses Association
RN – Georgia and Florida
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Family, Friends, Pets, Bird Watching, Reading, Travel, Spirituality
The most unique thing about our program is…
the persons who teach, support, and lead this school of nursing. All of these individuals truly care about the students, each other, and the profession of nursing itself.
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