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Teresa Ellett

Contributing Faculty

College of Nursing

Degree Program Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Teresa Ferguson has been a nurse educator since 2006. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Kentucky in August 2012. She currently serves as Contributing Faculty in the College of Health Sciences at Walden University. Dr. Ferguson has taught in the Master of Science in Nursing program since Fall 2018. Her research interests include smoke-free policy and simulation in nursing. She has taught Public Health, Population Health, Global Health, Men’s Health and other undergraduate courses at another university. Professionally, Dr. Ferguson has worked as a registered nurse 25+ years in the areas of quality management, obstetrics and medical-surgical nursing. She has published a number of peer-reviewed articles in professional journals and presented at state and national conferences on various health care related topics.

Courses Taught

NURS 6050-7 - Policy & Advocacy for Population Health

NURS 6050N-53 - Policy & Advocacy for Population Health

NURS 6052N-2 - Essentials for Evidence-Based Practice

NURS 6050N-53 - Policy & Advocacy for Population Health

NURS 6050N-54 - Policy & Advocacy for Population Health

NURS 6052N-30 - Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice

Education

DNP, University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY United States

MSN, University of Kentucky - Lexington, United States

BSN, Morehead State University - Morehead, KY United States

Public Service

•CAMP Smile Bereavement Camp for Children, Volunteer - Salt Lick, KY United States

Remote Area Medical Leadership Committee, Committee Member - Morehead, KY United States

Remote Area Medical (RAM) , Volunteer - Greenup, KY United States

Awards / Honors

Kentucky Colonel, 2012

Publications

Ferguson, T. D. (2018). Gastroesophageal reflux: Regurgitation in the infant population. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.

Ferguson, T. D., Howell, T. L., Parsons, L. C. (2014). The birth experience: Learning through clinical simulation. International Journal of Childbirth Education.

Ferguson, T. D., Howell, T. L. (2015). Bedside reporting: Protocols for improving patient care. Nursing Clinics of North America.

Ferguson, T., Howell, T. L., Parsons, L. C. (2017). Clinical simulation for practicing labor and delivery nurses: Advancing competency through simulated nursing practice. POJ Nursing Practice and Research.

Presentations

Ferguson, T., Howell, T. (2015). A creative clinical experience: Oh baby! It's a baby shower. Dr..

Ferguson, T. D., Howell, T., McDavid, L., Walters, M. (2017). Chest pain simulation. Kentucky League for Nursing.

Ferguson, T., Ferguson, T. (2014). Engaging student learning through a productive partnership with the pediatric community. KY Council on Postsecondary Education.

Ferguson, T., Howell, T. (2016). Incorporating QSEN competencies into associate degree nursing education through service learning. Kentucky League for Nursing.

Ferguson, T., Howell, T. (2013). Innovative instructional design to alleviate the shortage of clinical practice sites for education through the use of a simulated OB experience.

Ferguson, T., Mays, L. (2017). Mentoring adjunct faculty. Morehead State University.

Ferguson, T., Howell, T. (2014). Promoting effective communication skills: An alternative pediatric clinical experience.