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Megan Harper, , MSN, RN, CCRN

University of Texas-Arlington PhD
Home Spring Texas United States

Biography

My nursing career began in critical care after obtaining my BSN from McNeese State University in December 2003. Over the next eight years I took on the following roles: charge nurse, nurse preceptor, staff educator, and coordinator of the Critical Care Internship Program. I earned a MSN from the University of Texas Medical Branch in December 2009 and certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN). I became adjunct clinical faculty in the ADN Program at Lone Star College Tomball (LSCT) in January 2010. In August 2011 I became full time faculty in the ADN Program at LSCT where I maintain current employment as well as per diem status as a bedside critical care nurse. I have served as faculty team leader and co-chairperson of the LSC System-Wide Associate Degree Nursing Curriculum Committee for the past two years. My faculty team at LSCT was recently awarded the Dean’s Innovation Award highlighting our collaborative team approach. I presented the work we have done at the LSC annual system-wide education conference in April 2016. In August 2015 I began the PhD in Nursing Program at The University of Texas at Arlington. My goals are to develop a program of research that will allow me to investigate nursing student success and retention strategies to ensure a population of competent graduate nurses to provide optimal patient care. I belong to the professional nursing organizations: American Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, and Southern Nursing Research Society.

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Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Education/Inter-professional education
Dissertation: Single Motherhood as a Predictor of Nursing Student Success