College of Nursing
Degree ProgramB.S. Nursing (BSN)
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.
NURS 4005 - Topics in Clinical Nursing
NURS 3000 - Issues and Trends in Nursing
NURS 3005 - The Context of Healthcare Delivery
NURS 6015 - Information and Healthcare Technologies Applied to Nursing Practice
PhD, University of Missouri
MSN, University of Missouri
BSN, Central Methodist University - Fayette, MO United States
ADN, Missouri Southern State College - Joplin, MO United States
Russell, T. L., Madsen, R. W., Flesner, M., Rantz, M. J. (2010). Pain management in nursing homes: what do quality measure scores tell us? Journal of gerontological nursing
Rantz, M. J., Zwygart-Stauffacher, M., Flesner, M., Hicks, L., Mehr, D., Russell, T. L., Minner, D. (2013). The influence of teams to sustain quality improvement in nursing homes that "need improvement". Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Russell, T. L. (2007). Barriers and Facilitators for Pain Management in Long Term Care University of Missouri School of Nursing
Russell, T. L. (2009). Implementation of Quality and Safety Initiatives in Nursing Sigma Theta Tau Springfield MO chapter
Russell, T. L. (2006). Leadership & Conflict Resolution in Long Term Care Missouri League for Nursing
Russell, T. (2013). Pain Management in the Older Adult: Barriers and Facilitators Little Rock Black Nurses Association
Russell, T. L. (2009). The ABC's of Clinical Evaluation Southwest Baptist College of Nursing