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Dr. Natasha Svelmoe, Lecturer

Dr. Natasha Svelmoe, Lecturer

"The online RN to BSN program is a convenient and an efficient path to enhancing knowledge and receiving a degree that will allow you to stay current with your professional knowledge and assist you in advancing your career."

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Degrees Held:

  • PhD in Philosophy – Lviv National University, 1999
  • MSN Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist – San Francisco State University, 2011
  • MS in Applied Mathematics – Lviv National University, 1979

Career Highlights:

Clinical experience highlights:
  • Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist; Staff Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, - University Medical Center, Las Vegas, NV, 2013-2015
  • Staff Registered Nurse, Labor and Delivery, Maternal/Child, - Mercy Southwest Hospital, CA, 2011 – 2012
Academic positions:
  • Lecturer, Nursing, - Nevada State College SON, Henderson, NV, 2015 - present
  • Associate Professor/Professor, Philosophy, - National University of Construction and Architecture, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 1990-2001
  • Publications: 13 articles, 2 manuscripts and a book:

Which classes do you teach online?

NURS 415 Bioethics & Health Informatics; NURS 451 Scholarly Inquiry of Nursing.

What do you want students to take away from your classes? What do you want them to learn?

I would like my students to enjoy the class and find it useful in their lives and career.

Why did you start teaching?

I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with my students and mentoring future generations of professionals.

What advice would you give to nurses considering the online RN to BSN program?

The online RN to BSN program is a convenient and an efficient path to enhancing knowledge and receiving a degree that will allow you to stay current with your professional knowledge and assist you in advancing your career.

Why are you interested in nursing? What drew you to this field?

I always enjoyed helping people, and especially I was fascinated with assisting laboring women and taking care of the neonates.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?

The finest nursing qualities from my prospective are caring attitude, high professionalism, and being a team player.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that nurses face today?

The biggest challenge that nurses face today is the aging population in the U.S., and the declining health of the general population – these challenges require better educated nurses.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

I believe that the Bible is the book that everyone should read. As far as my nursing specialty is concerned, my favorite book is The Midwife Trilogy by Jennifer Worth.

Tell us something your students may not know about you:

When I have time off, I enjoy bonding with my family and friends, hiking with my husband in Montana, swimming in the ocean, and reading.

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