Dawn Doud, M.S.N., R.N., P.C.C.N.

Lecturer of Nursing

My teaching philosophy stems from a compassion to help others. Every individual has untapped potential, and helping them discover and grow to their full potential is my main purpose. Nursing educators must instill compassion, provide a solid knowledge...

Dawn Doud

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

M.S.N., Leadership & Management, Western Governors University

B.S.N., University of South Dakota

A.S.N., University of South Dakota

Courses Taught

NURS 100: Nursing Perspectives

NURS 357: Complexity within Healthcare Organizations

NURS 402: Care of Individuals and Families with Acute Exacerbations & Chronic Alterations in Health Status

NURS 403: Practicum III: Care of Individuals and Families with Acute Exacerbations and Chronic Alterations

NURS 468 Practicum V: Member of the Nursing Profession


My teaching philosophy stems from a compassion to help others. Every individual has untapped potential, and helping them discover and grow to their full potential is my main purpose. Nursing educators must instill compassion, provide a solid knowledge foundation, and convey excitement and passion for the profession of nursing.

The profession of nursing operates at its best when there is a strong team dynamic. This principal begins in nursing school, where the educators and students work cohesively to accomplish the educational goals required to care for patients. For effective learning to take place, educators need to provide an environment of mutual respect, trust, and provide empowerment opportunities for students. This learning environment models the same relationship that students will have with their patients and co-workers throughout their nursing career.

I chose the nursing profession because my strengths are compassion for human life and helping others. My passion for the nursing profession runs deep, and as an educator I seek to encourage and empower students in their nursing school journey. My primary goal is to help students discover their own strengths so they can improve the future of nursing practice. Then I strive to provide them with the knowledge and opportunities necessary to be successful.