|Maureen Reeves, RNC-OB, C-EFM, LNC, MSN, has been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years with many facets to her career. Never intending to attend college out of high school, Ms. Reeves went into the business world before starting her family; however, life had more in store for her than just being a great mom. After her family was complete, she wanted more and entered into the field of nursing, where she obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing at the State University of NY at Farmingdale. Six years later, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Molloy College and Paralegal/Legal Nurse Consultant Certificate from Kaplan University. All the while, she worked full-time as a Medical Intensive Care nurse and later to a High Risk Obstetrical nurse. Additionally, she started a legal nurse consulting business and lectured across the country offering nurses continuing education on the value of documentation. She went on to earn her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, for the purpose of giving back to the profession that gave her so much.
|She has been facilitating clinical and classroom nursing education for the past eight years and continues to practice as a Legal Nurse Consultant.
How has facilitating online courses at GCU helped you find your purpose?
As a facilitator, I love the interaction with students. I often tell my students that I learn as much from them as they learn from me and being an online facilitator for GCU allows me to interact with students on a very different level which allows me to continually gain As a facilitator, I love the interaction with students. I often tell my students that I learn as much from them as they learn from me and being an online facilitator for GCU allows me to interact with students on a very different level which allows me to continually gain
What is one effective teaching strategy you use in your online classes?
My students are important to me and I feel that presence in the classroom is a critical component to teaching, whether it be online or on campus. A facilitator must be available for their student's needs. Allowing my students to know that I am in the classroom almost every day gives them the sense that I truly care about their education, provides timely feedback, and gets them engaged.
What is one GCU online student success story you can share?
I once had a student who at the beginning of the class was a strong leader with good study habits and excellent work. Shortly after the start of the class I noticed her grades, participation and entire demeanor beginning to slip. She was handing work in late and the quality was lacking. I quickly reached out to her to see if there was something I could help her with when she confided in me that her mother had taken her own life shortly after the start of the class. With continued support, guidance and a shoulder to lean on, this student went on to earn an "A" in the class...and to understand what it really means to be a caring nurse.