Dr. Lynn Nichols specializes in maternal-child health, and has extensive experience with curriculum development, program evaluation, strategic planning and online instruction. She is committed to the utilization of high-impact practices to foster student engagement. She is interested in leadership development and team building in faculty work groups and facilitating the professional development of faculty. Her topics of interest include: interprofessional collaborative care, BSN roles in primary care, legal and ethical issues in healthcare, and innovative, engaging teaching strategies for RN-Baccalaureate education.
Curriculum, innovative teaching and learning strategies, identification of best practices for teaching and learning strategies for nursing students, nursing history, visionary global leadership of Florence Nightingale, program evaluation, strategic planning, leadership development, team building, and professional development of new faculty.
Dr. Nichols is an experienced nurse educator, with over 25 years of teaching experience across BSN, MSN and doctoral programs. She has extensive experience with undergraduate/prelicensure students, including pediatric nursing didactic/clinical, senior preceptorship, pathophysiology, pharmacology, dosage calculation, legal and ethical issues, nursing skills, and health assessment. She is actively engaged with the Accelerated Masters in Nursing Pathway for second degree students and with the RN-BSN Pathway. Additionally, Dr. Nichols has conducted study abroad immersion experiences for nursing students in La Gonave, Haiti and Bangkok/Chiang Mai, Thailand. Dr. Nichols has taught graduate nursing education courses, including: program evaluation, ethics and legal issues, curriculum development, and nurse educator practicum. She leads a Freshman Honors Seminar in the Fall that explores ethical issues in women's health.