Three South Piedmont Nursing Faculty Members Earn Advanced Degrees

Three members of South Piedmont Community College’s Nursing faculty will be returning to the classroom this fall with newly earned advanced credentials.

Nicole Gee has completed her Master of Science in Nurse Educator from Western Carolina University. Gee developed a passion for teaching while working as an instructor for Union County Public Schools.

“Specializing in Nursing Education has given me the background needed to develop curricula, learn teaching strategies to engage all types of learners, and how to effectively evaluate students,” she said.

Ashley Steagall has earned her Master of Science in Nursing with a certification in Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner from Walden University. Her degree will allow her to make a bigger impact both as a nurse and an educator.

“With my years of nursing experience, and now after advancing my education, I feel I can be more confident in passing on my knowledge and expertise in helping students understand the ‘why behind the what.’ In nursing, it is important to learn the ‘why,’ to better understand patient conditions and treatment plans so we can work together to reach the common goal of health and wellness,” she said.

Finally, Ashley Vanhoose has completed her Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in Nursing Education from Appalachian State University.

“I feel very fortunate that Appalachian provided me a robust education. I feel they not only prepared me for success in the classroom, but they taught current trends in nursing education, specifically the shift to an active-learning model for students. I was very fortunate to learn multiple modalities to enhance engagement and participation in the classroom and clinical setting,” she said.

Learn more about South Piedmont’s Associate Degree in Nursing.

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