What is your teaching style?
I like to have a very open learning environment where students are able to apply knowledge through interaction, questions, and discussion.
Why do you do what you do?
Nursing has let me to live my life in a way that has allowed me to help improve people’s lives while also giving me the opportunity to continually expand my knowledge and skills base. There are few places that nursing cannot take me and I want to give the next generation of nurses this opportunity and enthusiasm to pursue it.
How do you make learning engaging?
I like to bring learning to life by always linking content to how it will be useful in practice and real life. Knowledge without context is generally just lists of things you are supposed to memorize, which isn’t always very exciting or motivating. Linking content to the potential people that you will one day help gives it a face, a touch of humanity that is both memorable and tangible.
What should students know about you?
I have cats and you will hear about them. I am endlessly enthusiastic about nursing and education. I am not originally from Wisconsin, so probably best not to ask me for directions to anywhere.