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UWG Nursing FacultyFaith Garrett, RN, MSN, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor
E-mail: fgarrett@westga.edu
Phone Ext: 678-839-6538
Office: Education Annex, # 202
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Teaching Philosophy:

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:

Courses Taught:

Education:

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
Cultural Diversity
Vulnerable Populations
Gerontology
Critical Care
Adult Health
Nursing Administration

Professional Memberships and Certifications:

Sigma Theta Tau
Georgia Association of Nurse Educators
American Nurses Association
RN – Georgia and Florida
Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Personal Interests:

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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