Deanna Howe

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Licensed as a registered nurse for 25 years and worked in various areas to include community health, public health, medical-surgical, and operating room. An experienced nurse educator of 19 years, Dr. Howe is a university professor teaching in the Department of Nursing, Darton College of Health Professions at Albany State University. She has taught a variety of clinical and theory courses at the associate, baccalaureate, and masters levels and has considerable experience with online course development and teaching. Leadership roles include current program position of RN to BSN program, former Department Chair and Department Dean. She has presented extensively on topics related to technology use in classroom and online teaching and learning and researched and written on faculty satisfaction teaching online. Experience in leading and committee membership of associate and baccalaureate nursing program initial and ongoing accreditation activities, university regional accreditation, and on-site program reviewer with CNEA. Dr. Howe is an NLN-certified nurse educator and NLN member school Ambassador. At Walden University, Dr. Howe is contributing faculty teaching Nursing Informatics with the MSN programs since 2010.

Research interest includes faculty satisfaction teaching online. As a former online student, full-time online faculty member, creator of online nursing programming, and nursing department program director of an online RN to BSN program, Dr. Howe has been involved in all areas regarding online education. Understanding the issues faculty face when teaching online and the needed administrative support is important in providing quality online education. Dr. Howe has published previous research and written an open education resource (OER) textbook on the U.S. Healthcare System. Two international studies have been completed regarding faculty satisfaction teaching online in the time of COVID-19. Current research is focusing on culturally relevant teaching practices in online teaching.

Courses Taught

NURS 6051N - Transforming Nursing & HealthCare Through Information Technology


PhD, University of Phoenix

MSN, California State University, Dominguez Hills

AS, Darton State College