Current Courses

Fall 2020

  • NURS 7624-002
    Nurse Midwifery Pract V
    Location: CNB 2505 (CNB 2505)

Summer 2020

Spring 2020

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Nurse Midwives. 08/01/2012 - present. Position : Member.

Practice History

  • Sugarhouse Health Center, Women's Health, University of Utah Health. College of Nursing. 10/04/2019 - present .
  • Clinic 4, Women's Health, University of Utah Health. College of Nursing. 03/01/2019 - 09/30/2019 .
  • South Jordan Health Center, Women's Health, University of Utah Health. College of Nursing. 09/04/2017 - 02/28/2019 .
  • Labor and Delivery, University of Utah Hospital. College of Nursing. 09/04/2017 - present .
    https://healthcare.utah.edu/womenshealth/pregnancy...
  • Title X Family Planning Clinic, Eagle County Public Health Department, Eagle, CO. College of Nursing. 03/08/2016 - 08/01/2017 .

Patient/Client Satisfaction

Teaching Philosophy

 

As a lifelong learner, my goal is to inspire my students to love learning, to remain curious, and to continue to ask hard questions. I foster a classroom environment that encourages inquiry and teaches students to find evidence-based answers. As I encourage students to prepare for lifelong evidence-based practice, so I also base my teaching on evidence, integrating the findings of cognitive science research into my course design to support knowledge retention, understanding, and critical thinking. Through classroom discussion, I ask students to grapple with the “gray” areas of obstetrics and to face their own biases, providing articles and evidence that may contradict long-held beliefs and asking students to examine multiple perspectives. I keep ‘learning’ as my North Star and am continually assessing and reassessing whether my course design, individual classes, and assignments are meeting this ultimate objective. To this end, I elicit student feedback regularly throughout the course, making it clear to students that their learning is my ultimate goal and that learning is best achieved in a trusted partnership between student and teacher, with effort and input from both. Lastly, my teaching is fundamentally optimistic. I recognize in my students great potential, and my goal as an educator is to help them achieve it, as healthcare providers, as community and global leaders, and as scholars.

Courses I Teach

  • NURS 6101 - Antepartum Management
    Development of advanced knowledge of management principles and use of appropriate treatment modalities based on anatomical, physiological, and psychosocial changes that occur during the normal processes of pregnancy.
  • NURS 6113 - Postpartum & Newborn Management
    Development of advanced knowledge of management principles and use of appropriate advanced nursing measures based on anatomical, physiological, and psychosocial changes that occur during both normal and complicated postpartum and newborn periods, and the non-complicated infant to the age of one month.
  • NURS 7701, NURS 7702, NURS 7703 - DNP Scholarly Project I-III
    A three-course series that culminates in the implementation, evaluation and dissemination of scholarly work that demonstrates the students synthesis of the DNP essentials.

Teaching Projects

  • Clinical Immersion for Students without Labor and Delivery Experience, Course Development. Project Lead: Erin Cole. 10/01/2018 - present.

Guest Teaching

Cole, E. Medical Student Pelvic Exam Workshop, University of Utah Medical School. 04/15/2020 - 04/15/2020

Cole, E. Motivational Interviewing Workshop, guest lecture, NURS 7612: NMW/WHNP Practicum II, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. 09/19/2019 - 09/19/2019

Cole, E. Medical Student Pelvic Exam Workshop, University of Utah Medical School. 04/18/2018 - 04/18/2018