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Terri A. Higdon, Assistant Professor

Terri A. Higdon

"I believe we offer an awesome program catering to the working RN. We offer 8-week sessions that start five times a year. They go by fast, and you are able to work through quickly and obtain your degree!"

Degrees Held:

  • Doctorate of Education – Austin Peay State University, currently enrolled
  • MSN – Murray State University, 2013
  • BSN – Union University, 1996

Career Highlights:

First-generation college graduate with over a decade of experience in higher education as an academic nurse educator. Licensed registered nurse for over 20 years. Passion for implementing inspiring and creative elements to learning. Excels in public speaking skills, connection, determination and grit.

Which classes do you teach online?

NURS 4370: Leadership for RNs; NURS 4371: Leadership for RNs Clinical; NURS 3344: Wound Management for RNs; NURS 4380: Trends and Issues for RNs; NURS 3310: Research for RNs

What do you want students to take away from your classes? What do you want them to learn?

I am teaching adult learners who are already nurses. My role is to introduce them to new information and new ways of thinking, to lift them up so they can lift up others.

What advice would you give to nurses considering the online RN to BSN program?

I believe we offer an awesome program catering to the working RN. We offer 8-week sessions that start five times a year. They go by fast, and you are able to work through quickly and obtain your degree!

What is the value of a BSN?

Research has shown that there is a benefit to the safety of the patient with furthering your education in nursing. Education shows us what we do not even know that we do not know. Nurses obtaining their BSN increase their confidence and increase their problem-solving abilities.

Why are you interested in nursing? What drew you to this field?

I was actually interested in ministry and felt like nursing would be a great way to combine ministry and a career. Nursing has given me so many amazing opportunities, and I am so thankful for the journey it has allowed me.

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