College of Nursing
Dr. Howe has been a licensed registered nurse for 25 years and has worked in various areas to include community health, public health, medical-surgical, and operating room. She moved to higher education working within various levels of nursing education to include associate degree, bachelor degree, and master's degrees, providing both didactic and practicum education. Dr. Howe has served as a program director, Department Chair, and Department Dean in her higher education career. Her favorite activities are creating online courses following quality standards rubrics and working with MSN students on thesis projects. At Walden University, she teaches Nursing Informatics with the MSN programs part-time.
Dr. Howe's research interest includes faculty satisfaction teaching online. As a former online student, full-time online faculty member, creator of online nursing programming, and former nursing department program director of an online RN to BSN program, Dr. Howe has been on all sides regarding online education. Understanding the issues faculty face when teaching online and the needed administration support is important in providing quality online education. Dr. Howe has published her work and is currently writing an open education resource (OER) textbook on the U.S. Healthcare System. She also serves as a peer-reviewer of quality in online courses and nursing accreditation site visitor.