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Dr. Neal Rosenburg, Dean and Associate Professor

Dr. Neal Rosenburg, Dean and Associate Professor

"In contemporary nursing, this degree will open the door to unlimited opportunities for those who intentionally pursue advancement."

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Degrees Held:

  • Post-Doctorate – WCSI/University of Colorado-Denver, 2017
  • PhD – University of Missouri, 2010
  • MSN Educator – University of Missouri, 2007
  • BSN – University of Missouri, 2005
  • Honor's BA – Saint Louis University, 1997

Career Highlights:

  • Academic and Clinical Partnerships: Building Sustainable Bridges Award: Touro University, Las Vegas, NV: May 2015
  • Leadership for Academic Nursing Program Fellow with the Association of American Colleges of Nursing (AACN): August 2012 – August 2013
  • Innovations in Clinical Practice Award: University of Missouri – St. Louis, December 2010
  • Christner Faculty Research Award: Goldfarb School of Nursing – St. Louis, December 2009
  • Nursing Alumni Scholar Award: University of Missouri – St. Louis, 2006-2007

Which classes do you teach online?

NURS 451 Scholarly Inquiry of Nursing (WI); NURS 409 Theory of Caring Science; NURS 366 Nursing in the Global Environment

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

Through the active engagement with faculty, peers and other stakeholders, my goal is that professional nursing students will grow personally and professionally through a deep immersion of the Caring Sciences in our robust, innovative curriculum.

What is the value of a BSN?

In contemporary nursing, this degree will open the door to unlimited opportunities for those who intentionally pursue advancement.

Why did you start teaching?

The “ah-ha!” moments that you witness with students – this is why I do what I do here.

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

Just do it! If this is the right time and the right program with the right curriculum – you have nothing to lose and so very much to gain.

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

I am fascinated with nursing theory/research and how these serve as the foundation to practice.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?

Resilient, authentic, open to the unknown.

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

Autonomy in practice; ensuring that the nursing language and practice are seen as unique from other healthcare providers but equally as important.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

The Velvet Rage by Alan Downs.

Tell us something your students may not know about you:

I love hockey!

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