Gwen Stevenson

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
B.S. Nursing (BSN)

Dr. Gwendolyn (Gwen) Stevenson has enjoyed a 40-year career in nursing. She began her career as a staff nurse in small, rural hospital settings and then transitioned to roles in nursing education. She has 27 years of teaching experience and has served in part-time and full-time faculty positions in both community college and university settings. She was instrumental in developing and teaching courses in a newly created online RN-BSN program at Wright State University at a time when online learning in nursing was first growing in popularity. Most recently she served as the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences and Director of Nursing Programs at two different community colleges. Dr. Stevenson is a Certified Nurse Educator. At Walden University she teaches in the RN-BSN program.
The focus of Dr. Stevenson’s doctoral project was transition to practice for newly graduated registered nurses who were beginning practice in extended care settings. She has shared the outcomes of her project at several conferences and is interested in continuing to examine how best to support new nurses in transitioning to the professional role, especially those accepting positions in non-hospital settings.

Courses Taught

NURS 4115 - Role of the Nurse in Public and Global Health

Education

DNP, Wright State University-University of Toledo

MS, Wright State University

BSN, Wright State University

Public Service

Compassionate Care of Shelby County, Board Member - Sidney

Sidney-Shelby County Board of Health, Board Member - Sidney

Sidney-Shelby County Board of Health , Board Member - Sidney

Publications

Stevenson, G. A. (2018). Evidence-Based Practice Change Proposal: Implementation of a Transition to Practice Program for New Registered Nurse Graduates Beginning Practice in an Extended Care Facility .

Presentations

Stevenson, G. A. (2019). Implementation of a Transition to Practice Program for New Registered Nurse Graduates Beginning Practice in an Extended Care Facility . Ohio Nurses Association

Stevenson, G. A. (2019). Implementation of a Transition to Practice Program for New Registered Nurse Graduates Beginning Practice in an Extended Care Facility. Ohio League of Nursing