Dr. Sherry Peveto
"Get a good old fashioned paper calendar and track all assignments with due dates. Time management is key. As an instructor in these programs, I always have the adult working student in mind when I plan the course, deadlines, due dates, etc."
- MSN with WHNP APRN specialty
I worked as a women's health nurse practitioner for 20 years and served on two international medical mission teams.
In which online programs do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
Assessment, management, and professional concepts courses for the BSN for RNs program; Quality Improvement and Patient Safety for the MSN program
What do students learn in your classes? What is the expected outcome?
How to thoroughly assess a patient, BSN competencies
When did you start teaching?
I started teaching full time in 2014.
What advice would you give to those considering this online degree program?
Get a good old fashioned paper calendar and track all assignments with due dates. Time management is key. As an instructor in these programs, I always have the adult working student in mind when I plan the course, deadlines, due dates, etc.
What qualities make someone particularly successful in the profession in which you teach?
Resiliency and emotional intelligence. I would also say a general love of people is helpful. Nursing is very people-intensive work!
What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?
Staying current with best practices and not relaxing your vigilance to do the basic things that keep patients well and safe.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
"The 5 Levels of Leadership" by John Maxwell.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know about you.
One time, many years ago, I got to participate as a backup singer on an album recorded at the Statler Brother's studio in Nashville. I also got paid to sing a Karen Carpenter song at someone's wedding. I'll give you 5 points on your next test, if you can correctly guess the name of that song. Go!