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Sandy Cole

Core Faculty
Sandra Cole

College of Nursing

Degree Program B.S. Nursing (BSN)

Sandra L. Cole received her Doctorate of Education with Specialization in Adult and Post-secondary Education in December of 2012. Professionally, Sandra has been a Registered Nurse for over 25 years with experience working in the emergency room, United States Embassy in Lima, Peru, as a public health nurse, and as the executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Project in Casper, Wyoming. She has three years of teaching experience at Casper College as a clinical instructor and nursing skills laboratory faculty and as an instructor for the accelerated BSN program at the University of Wyoming where she taught public and community health nursing and shared instruction of medical-surgical and obstetrics nursing. She began teaching part time for Walden University in the RN-BSN program in the summer of 2012 and became full-time faculty in the summer of 2015. Sandra has conducted a statewide survey about the job satisfaction of public health staff nurses and managers, and completed a quantitative study regarding succession planning among the directors of a rural public health office.

Courses Taught

NURS 4115 - The Role of the Nurse in Public Health

NURS 4210 - The Role of the Nurse Leader


BSN, Langston University-Tulsa, OK - Langston, OK United States

MS, University of Wyoming: Laramie WY - Laramie, WY United States

EdD, University of Wyoming: Laramie, WY - Laramie, WY United States

Public Service

Citizens Transportation Committee, Board Member - Casper, WY United States

Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, Board Member - Casper, WY United States

Awards / Honors

Sigma Theta Tau Research Grant, University of Wyoming, 2005


Cole, S. L. (2015). Succession planning activities at a rural public health department The Qualitative Report

Cole, S. L., Ouzts, K. N., Stepans, M. E. (2010). Job satisfaction of rural public health nurses Journal of Public Health Management and Practice


Cole, S. L. (2008). Differences in Managers' and Staff Nurses' Job Satisfaction in Public Health Offices in a Rural State Wyoming Public Health

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