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Teresa Fisher

Teresa Fisher, MSN, Associate Professor

"I began teaching because I love seeing the evolution of learned knowledge in my students."

Degrees Held:

  • MSN—Arkansas State University
  • BSN—Arkansas State University

Career Highlights:

  • Became an EMT in 2000
  • Became a certified phlebotomist in 2003
  • Began working at Arkansas State University in 2013

In which online degree program do you teach?

RN to BSN.

Which classes do you teach online?

High Acuity Nursing.

Why did you start teaching?

I began teaching because I love seeing the evolution of learned knowledge in my students.

What's the best advice that you have ever received?

The best advice I ever received was this: If it doesn't hurt you or someone else's heart or spirit, let it go.

What's the best advice that you could give your students?

Never quit learning.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Outlive Your Life by Max Lucado.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?

Passion & compassion.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that nurses face today?

The biggest challenge nurses face today is leveraging what is legal and what is ethical.

Tell us something your students may not know about you.

I am a mother of 7 children. My children are between the ages of 2 and 26.

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