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Professor Amy Wells Putnam DNP, RN, CNE

Amy Putnam

Assistant Professor, Professor Amy Wells Putnam DNP, RN, CNE

College of Health and Human Sciences

School of Nursing

Contact Information

Email: awputnam@wcu.edu
Office: Biltmore Park Office  Health and Human Sciences Building
Pronouns: She, her

Biography

I have been a nurse for twenty-three years, and completed my Master of Science degree with a concentration in nursing education in August, 2007. I completed by DNP in educational leadership in June, 2018. I have worked in intensive care, telemetry step-down, and medical-surgical nursing areas in acute care. Currently, I work prn in the PACU at a local community hospital. I taught in the Associate Degree nursing program at Haywood Community College part-time for two years in the clinical setting and full-time for four years in the didactic, lab, and clinical settings. I have completed my tenth full-time year as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Western Carolina University. Currently, I teach in the graduate school in the nurse educator and nurse leader programs. I have taught in the traditional BSN program as well as some classes in the ABSN program, RIBN program, and RN-BSN program. I served as the Traditional Program Director for the Undergraduate Program in the School of Nursing in Cullowhee, NC for five years. I serve of school, college, and university committees. During my time in education, I have taught in the didactic (face-face, online, and hybrid), clinical, and simulation settings.

Education

  • DNP, Educational Leadership
  • MS, Western Carolina University
  • MS, Western Carolina University
  • BSN, Western Carolina University
  • BSN, Western Carolina University

Teaching Interests

Conceptual teaching and learning; Medical-Surgical Nursing; NCLEX test taking; Critical Care Nursing, teaching and learning,

Research Interests

Conceptual teaching and learning; stress and nursing students; alternate clinical models and impact on critical thinking; Alternate clinical models,

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