My name is Deb Davies. I am an assistant professor for nursing and a nursing educator at Presentation College. I have been at the college for eighteen years although it seems like just yesterday. My main areas of interest and expertise are maternal child health, professional nursing practice, research, and nursing theories. I am also the director of the LPN and RN to BSN completion program.
I will soon be graduating with my PhD in education from Capella University. My research has been about LPNs and RNs in completion programs. It examines how instructors can facilitate a change in their meaning perspectives or way of thinking. My degree is in instructional design for online learning. I teach several online classes and absolutely love it.
I did my MS work at the University of Minnesota where I focused on maternal child nursing and also victims of interpersonal violence. I also have a bachelor’s degree from NSU where my main focus was psychology. I previously attended and graduated from Presentation College.
I have been in nursing for a very long time; I just received my 35 year pin from my local hospital where I still do maternal child health nursing on a limited basis. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a baby born. I am also a Virtual ATI instructor where I prepare graduate nursing students for taking the NCLEX RN exam. I have also previously taught other NCLEX review courses.
I am a member of Rho Xi Chapter 420 of Sigma Theta Tau International at Presentation College. We have been a SSTI chapter since 2000 and I have held many offices within the chapter. I enjoy being part of a community of nursing scholars within the college and the community. I am also a member of the Board of Directors of the Senior Citizen Center in Aberdeen. I have tried to be active in activities involving seniors within my community.
I live in a small town outside of Aberdeen. I live at the lake year round and love the peace and serenity of rural living. I am also the grandmother of five of the greatest grandkids. Being a grandmother is one of those unexpected pleasures that I never thought I would enjoy.
I also am an animal lover. I have three pooches that keep me busy; two cocker spaniels and cockepoo. I actually rescued two of them and still volunteer to foster pets as needed. I love drawing and painting but have had to put it aside while I completed my PhD; I plan on doing more of that in the near future.