Stacey Knight — DNP Coordinator of Articulation Tracks – RN to BSN and RN to MSN
"I wanted to be an educator since I was a young girl; being able to combine nursing experience with being an educator is wonderful."
- DNP in Executive Leadership – Loyola University
- MSN in Healthcare Systems Management – Loyola University
- BSN – Lamar University
Dr. Stacey Knight is coordinator of RN to BSN and RN to MSN articulation programs at Lamar University. She brings 18 years of clinical experience as a nurse with her to the classroom. Dr. Knight has worked in telemetry, critical care and case management. In addition, she was the Director of Nurses at a long-term care facility and Wellness Director for an assisted living facility. She is a member of Texas Nurses Association, as well as Sigma Theta Tau International, serving on the local chapter's Governance Committee. She has twice been nominated for the Daisy Faculty Award.
Which classes do you teach online?
NURS 4321 Nursing Theories and Online Education
NURS 4550 Nursing Practice: Leadership and Management
MSNC 5310 Theoretical Foundations.
Why did you start teaching?
I wanted to be an educator since I was a young girl; being able to combine nursing experience with being an educator is wonderful. I feel like I am right where I need to be.
What is the best advice that you have ever received?
“They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
What is the best advice that you could give your students?
Be organized, do not procrastinate, be self-directed and have a calendar.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
Comfortable with Uncertainty by Pema Chödrön. It is short teachings about cultivating fearlessness and compassion.
What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?
Patience, intuition, self-awareness and knowing your limitations.
What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in nursing face today?
Clinically, time constraints are a huge challenge. It is very difficult to spend time with a patient with all of the tasks you have to do. Nurses are constantly being pulled away from the bedside to complete other tasks.
How do you see online learning affecting the future of education?
The future of education is online learning. People want convenience, they want to work around their own schedules, and online courses answer that need. As educators, we can get more information to more people in a timely matter. It just makes sense.