College of Health Sciences
Dr. Teresa Russell has been a nurse and educator for over 45 years, specializing in care of the older adult, gerontological research, and nursing education. She has been a nurse educator for Southwest Baptist University, Cox College, and Lincoln University. Dr. Russell received her Doctor of Nursing Research in 2010 from the University of Missouri. Dr. Russell began her career in critical care nursing, moving to nursing administration, then to nursing education.
As an online nurse educator, Dr. Russell has been a contributing faculty member at Walden University, Health Sciences, School of Nursing since 2010 and teaches in the RN to BSN and RN to MSN programs. Courses taught include topics in clinical nursing, informatics, issues and trends, and health delivery systems.
Dr. Russell has published nursing journal articles on quality management, pain management, and gerontological nursing. Dr. Russell has been a critical care clinician, patient care services director, and consultant for mental health placement programs. She is active in community health through parish nursing and American Heart Association volunteer activities.
Dr. Russell is a member of the National League for Nursing, American Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau.