Dr. Katie Love equates her own struggles as a student (and ultimate success) to the qualities that make a successful nurse. "I had a difficult time as a student because I did not always think like my teachers," Dr. Love recalled. In college, though, she learned to see things differently, an ability that served her well in nursing and nursing education.
"Now I am able to help students o feel supported. I encourage them to think creatively and to question critically," she said. "This is especially meaningful when it comes to issues of diversity, since backgrounds, experiences, and cultures all impact how one sees the world. If different ideas are welcomed in the profession, then we will be better able to care for all people."
By creating a supportive classroom environment, Dr. Love prepares educated and empowered nurses, those who exhibit their "capacity to advocate, protect, educate, and lead others."
B.S., M.S., Ph.D. in Nursing, University of Connecticut