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Allyson L. Brown MSN-ED, RN-IBCLC

Allyson Brown

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Contact Information

Email: albrown@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3524
Office: 352 Health and Human Sciences Building
Pronouns: sher/her/hers

Biography

Professor Brown has worked in nursing academia since 2019 and accepted a position at Western Carolina University in 2021. Professor Brown began her nursing career as a pediatric medical-surgical nurse in 2006. Her interest in maternal-child care led her to pursue clinical experiences in the newborn nursery, neonatal intensive care, and women's health education. Her credentials include certification as an international board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC). Her passion for service through education increased as she worked with the mother-baby dyads and her community as an IBCLC. Professor Brown seeks to create an innovative learning environment that fosters caring, creativity, and nursing excellence in the classroom. Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring guides Professor Brown's nursing practice. She is currently pursuing a terminal degree, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): Nurse Educator, from Liberty University. She has graduated with her master's and bachelor's from Liberty University and an associate degree in nursing from Tidewater Community College.

Education

  • MSN, Liberty University
  • BSN, Liberty University

Teaching Interests

Demonstrate and teach nursing excellence in the classroom and clinical setting through innovative teaching strategies. Professor Brown currently facilitates learning in Adult Nursing Concepts I and clinical practicum courses.

Research Interests

Innovative teaching strategies to promote nursing clinical reasoning and judgment.<br><br>Factors that influence breastfeeding initiation and duration in rural Appalachia.<br><br><br><br>

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