Dr. Julie Fisher
Professor of Nursing
Why I Teach:"I get excited about finding ways to explain information in a way that helps students reach that “ah-ha” moment. I also love knowing that what I do and how I do it touches and teaches so many future nurses."
Health Sciences 209
Ph.D., University of Delaware
M.S., University of Pennsylvania
B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
My area of expertise is Gerontology – the study of older adults. My Dissertation research focused on the Health and Wellbeing of Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren and I presented locally and nationally on this topic and others related to aging.
Most recently, in March 2011, I presented a poster entitled "Life Review and Analysis of Normal Aging in a Healthy, Community-Living Elder: Making Gerontology Real for Sophomore Nursing Students" in Albuquerque, NM.
I am a certified Gerontology nurse, serve as the faculty counselor for the Tau Beta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (nursing’s honor society) and serve on several college committees, including Strategic Planning and Faculty Personnel. I am currently developing two online courses for graduate nursing students; one in Gerontology and one in Advanced Pathophysiology.
NR214 Foundations of Nursing
NR300C Care of the Older Adult - Gerontology Elective
NR312 Nursing Research
NR313 Health Maintenance and Restoration III
NR638 Post Master’s Certificate in Nursing Practicum