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Dr. Anderson has over 35 years of experience in nursing practice, policy, research, and higher education. She has taught at the undergrduate, master's, and doctoral levels and enjoys motivating students to do their best. Dr. Anderson has a long history of conducting research, both clinical trials and original projects. She has served on the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research for the National Institutes of Health and has published over 50 refereed manuscripts and book chapters on topics in the realm of wounds - their diagnosis and treatment. She is a lead evaluator for the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Carrie Alajoki has focused much of her nursing career focusing on high quality care in the rural setting. Her MSN specialized in nursing education and her teaching interests include the adult learning and creative teaching strategies such as the online learning environment. Carrie Alajoki's nursing experience includes medical/surgical, emergency nursing, obstetrics - including labor and delivery, newborn care, and postpartum care - and occupational health and wellness nursing.
Carrie Alajoki prepared a poster presentation for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference in Savanah Georgia that focused on "Adding a Faculty-Led Online Interactive Meeting in an Hybrid Nursing Course.
Palm Beach State College- Associates of Science in Nursing (ASN)- 1994
Liberty University- Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)- 2013
Liberty University- Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)- 2016
Biography: Assistant Professor Bisila has over 20 years of nursing experience dedicating her career primarily to geriatric and Hospice nursing. For the past four years she has taught at two different institutions, preparing healthcare workers for medical practice. She has taught nursing assistants, practical nursing and post baccalaureate nursing.
Recent Achievements: Laurie Bisila is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, National Nurses Association, Nurses Christian Fellowship and Hospice and Palliative Nurse Association. Additionally, she is certified as a Healing Touch Practitioner and as a Public Health Nurse.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Associates Degree - Registered Nursing, 2012
Minnesota State University Moorhead - Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, 1999
Nebraska Methodist College - Master of Science Nurse Education, 2016
Post Baccalaureate Nursing - Specializing in Med-Surg, Advanced Care, and Conflict Management
The College of St. Scholastica - Bachelors of Arts in Nursing, 2003
The College of St. Scholastica - Doctor of Nursing Practice in Family Nurse Practitioner, 2016
St. Cloud Technical College – Practical Nursing Diploma, 2003
Ridgewater College – Registered Nursing ADN, 2005
Walden University – Walden University BSN, 2010
Walden University – Walden University MSN, 2012
Mary’s MSN specialized in Nursing Education. Her teaching interests include simulation and teaching in an online learning environment. Mary’s nursing experience is in medical/surgical areas. She worked in Orthopedics and Neuroscience units most of my nursing career. Mary continue to work at a Nursing home and a critical access hospital. Mary lives in a small rural area where she and her husband raise their two boys. Mary is active member of her community and school system.
· Health Transitions 1, 3, 4
· Nursing Labs for all course
The College of St. Scholastica - Doctor of Nursing Practice, anticipated 2017
The College of St. Scholastica - Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate, 2014
Walden University - Nursing Informatics Certificate, 2011
University of Phoenix - Master's of Science in Nursing & Master's of Business Administration, 2008
Mental Health Concepts for the Post Bacchelaureate Nursing Program
Chair of the Post-baccalaureate nursing department since 2007. Teaching experience in baccalaureate education both online and face-to-face delivery formats. Areas of interest include curriculum development and assessment. Research interests include collaborative testing, role development, and simulation.