Assistant professor of nursing education
Lauri has almost 20 years in nursing practice, starting out as a medical-surgical nurse on a renal unit. She also has worked in intensive and urgent care, but worked the majority of her time in emergency nursing. She believes she can use her experience and knowledge to influence future nursing students to provide expert care. Her passion for nursing started at a very young age when her father was seriously injured in an accident. She grew up in hospital and nursing home settings because of his injuries and recovery process. Her mother said, even as a child, she emulated the nurses taking care of her father and would try to follow them around while they worked. She says she has always wanted to be a professional nurse and Morningside College is a wonderful place to teach her passion.