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Susan L Ward

Name

[Ward, Susan L]
  • Graduate Online Adjunct Professor

Biography

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Nurs 5327 Analysis of Theories in NursingOnline. I look forward to working with each of you this semester.

Here is my introduction and brief summary about my nursing experiences. Initially, I practiced in the areas of obstetrical and high-risk obstetrical nursing. After receiving a master’s degree, I transitioned into nursing education. I have been a nurse educator for the past 22 years and have taught in both the undergraduate, graduate nursing programs and in childbirth education.  In the undergraduate program, I have mainly taught pediatrics and faith community nursing. After earning a PhD, I began teaching in the graduate nursing program; teaching a variety of online courses that include professional role development, research, instructional methods and capstone. I also teach as an adjunct faculty for the University of Texas in their graduate nursing program.

Other responsibilities at Nebraska Methodist College include Director of Nursing, Special Programs; coordinating the Accelerated Nursing program (ACE), and the RN to BSN and the LPN to BSN Programs. I have also focused on Service Learning here in Nebraska, developing partnerships with several metropolitan schools (pre-school through high-school) and community agencies. I have served on the Immunization Task Force, World Refugee Day Committee and served as Vice President of the board for Interfaith Health Services. I have been a national leader in the area of Faith Community Nursing (FCN) and have written modules and edited the International Parish Nurse Resource Curriculum, co-authored the FCN Scope and Standards and co-developed the FCN portfolio recognition process. I co-authored an obstetrical and pediatric text book including the ancillary products and accompanying website: Ward, S. & Hisley, S., (2009).   Maternal Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children & Families. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis. I have written another book called Pediatric Nursing Care Best - Evidence-Based Practices (2013) Philadelphia: F. A. Davis. I have published several journal articles on a variety of topics and served as an article reviewer for The Journal of Pediatric NursingFinally, I have co-written and received a variety of grants including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - New Careers in Nursing grant.    

 Dr. Susan Ward  

Professional Preparation

    • 2000 PhD in Adult EducationUniversity of Nebraska
    • 1990 MSN University of Nebraska
    • 1980 BSN University of Nebraska

Appointments

    • Jan 2008 to Jan 2013 Adjunct Faculty
      UTA/UTEP
    • Jan 1990 to Present Professor
      Nebraska Methodist College

Publications

      Book 2013
      • Ward, S. & Hisley, S. (2009) Maternal Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children and Families – Clinical Pocket Companion Philadelphia:  FA Davis.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Ward, S., (2009). International Parish Nurse Resource Center Curriculum, (Editor for Parish Nurse Basic Preparation Course.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • American Nurses Association (2012) Faith community nursing: scope and standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: Nurses Books.org.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Ward, S. (2013) Pediatric Nursing Care: Best Evidence-Based Practices. Philadelphia:  FA Davis.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Ward, S. & Hisley, S. (2009) Maternal Child Nursing Care: Optimizing Outcomes for Mothers, Children and Families Philadelphia:  FA Davis.
        {Book} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Courses

      • NURS 5327-005 Nurs 5327-005

        COURSE DESCRIPTION:

        Critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical   bases for nursing. Analysis of selected concepts and theories.

        STUDENT LEARNING

        OUTCOMES:

          Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and   evolution of nursing science. (Program Outcome #2) Complete   a methodical analysis of a concept relevant to nursing. (Program Outcome #2) Evaluate   usefulness of theories for advanced nursing practice. (Program Outcome #1)   Formulate a personal practice framework.  (Program Outcome#1)

        COURSE CONTENT:

        Science, Theory, and Nursing Science

        Historical Development of Nursing Theory

        Theories in Nursing

        Application of Nursing Theory

        Analyzing and Evaluating Theories

        Analyzing Concepts for Nursing

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AAST 0-004 Nursing Theories

        COURSE DESCRIPTION:

        Critical examination of the philosophical and theoretical   bases for nursing. Analysis of selected concepts and theories.

        STUDENT LEARNING

        OUTCOMES:

          Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and   evolution of nursing science. (Program Outcome #2) Complete   a methodical analysis of a concept relevant to nursing. (Program Outcome #2) Evaluate   usefulness of theories for advanced nursing practice. (Program Outcome #1)   Formulate a personal practice framework.  (Program Outcome#1)

        COURSE CONTENT:

        Science, Theory, and Nursing Science

        Historical Development of Nursing Theory

        Theories in Nursing

        Application of Nursing Theory

        Analyzing and Evaluating Theories

        Analyzing Concepts for Nursing

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours