Dr. Elizabeth Battalora

Dr. Elizabeth Battalora

Professor of Nursing

"Online learning has opened the door for so many students creating access to degree completion! It is the ideal venue, especially for the working nurse who has a family and wants to achieve their goal!"

Degrees held:

  • DHSc – Nova Southeastern University, 2007
  • MSN – Northwestern State University, 1994
  • BSN – Oral Roberts University, 1982

Career highlights:

  • Clinical practice at surgical hospital 2000-present
  • US Army Nurse Corps 1984-2014, Retired at rank of COL
  • Army Nurse Case Management Skill Identifier, awarded October 2009
  • ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) Core Trainer
  • Certification in PeriOperative Nursing (CNOR)
  • Quality Matters Certified courses (NURS 4032 Complex Care of the Older Adult, and NURS 4050 Leadership and Management)

In which online degree program do you teach?

RN to BSN

Which classes do you teach online?

NURS 3005 End of Life Nursing Care, NURS 3020 Health Assessment, NURS 4032 Complex Care of the Older Adult, NURS 4050 Leadership and Management, NURS 4051 Leadership and Management Practicum

What's the best advice that you have ever received?

Be relevant and fair.

What's your best advice for someone who is returning to finish an undergraduate degree?

Congratulations for coming back to complete your degree! Pace yourself, and before you know it you will be finished!

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Creating and Sustaining Civility in Nursing Education by Cynthia Clark

What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?

Professionalism, ethical mindset, excellent communication skills, organization, time management, and a team player.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that nursing students face today?

Time management—so many things compete with a nurse's focus and concentration in direct care. Management is challenged with doing more with scarce resources.

How do you see online learning affecting the future of education?

Online learning has opened the door for so many students creating access to degree completion! It is the ideal venue, especially for the working nurse who has a family and wants to achieve their goal!

What can earning a bachelor's degree do for a working nurse?

Career mobility, leadership opportunities, and enhanced salary.

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