CalSouthern Faculty Mentors

CalSouthern’s faculty mentors are talented, highly credentialed educators who are also experienced practitioners in the subject areas in which they teach—and they use that practical experience to help learners apply the concepts they learn to current, real-world issues.

A common misconception about online learning is that it is impersonal, that learners are on their own. At CalSouthern, that could not be further from the truth. Faculty mentors get to know their students and provide one-on-one, personalized feedback on their assignments. They are also available by email, phone or Skype to answer their questions or provide any additional support or guidance they might need.

To learn more about CalSouthern’s faculty mentors, their professional and academic backgrounds and research areas of interest, please use the directory below.

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Morrow Ruth, MSN

Faculty Mentor, School of Nursing

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Maternal child, pediatric and public health nursing, neonatal abstinence syndrome

 
Bio
Ann Morrow has been in the nursing profession for 36 years and has devoted the majority of that time at the bedside, caring for pediatric and newborns on medical and intensive care units.  A lifelong desire of hers has been to teach new nurses how to care for pediatric and newborn patients and families. After 25 years of practice, she returned to school to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing with a Community Health specialty while working as a public health nurse in a health department located in a large city in the Midwest.

When her master’s degree was completed, she began to teach nursing at the university level at the University of Indianapolis and Indiana University School of Nursing.  She taught community health and pediatrics primarily in the classroom setting. She also taught RN-BSN students in online and hybrid settings. Some of the other courses she has taught include health policy, pharmacology, research, capstone and introductory level courses of nursing.

In 2013, the opportunity to return to the clinical side of nursing became available and Ann returned to Columbus Regional Hospital to function as the women and children’s clinical nurse specialist and continues in that role today.  She enjoys teaching nurses at all levels at the bedside and is presently facilitating the Nursing Education Council within the shared governance structure of the nursing division of the hospital.

While away from nursing, she enjoys spending time with family and especially her two grandchildren.  She is an avid animal lover and presently devoted to two long-haired dachshunds.
 
Educational Background
MSN, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana; BSN, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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