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Vonny Thornton
Assistant Professor
Kitty DeGree School of Nursing
Nurs 232
318-342-1675
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Vonny Thornton, MSN
Assistant Professor, Nursing

Education

MSN

2015, Education
Northwestern State University

BSN

2010,
University of Louisiana Monroe

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Biographical Sketch

I am married with 2 grown children, 4 grandchildren, and a great extended family. As a resident of Ouachita Parish for over 30 years, I have had the opportunity to experience a variety of work settings. For the first many years of my career, I was able to work in computers, retail sales, customer service, and even church ministry. When I had to opportunity to change directions, I completed my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Louisiana-Monroe and later my Masters of Science in Nursing from Northwestern State University. I have experience in Medical-Surgical, Intensive Care, and Psychiatric/Mental Health nursing. As faculty, I have found that my passion is to light the fire for the love of nursing in our upcoming students

I volunteer for my church and a local pharmacy that provides free prescription medications for our area uninsured- and under-insured population. I am active in my church and other civic organizations.

Licensure & Certification

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, American Heart Associatio. (Present)
Registered Nurse, Louisiana State Board of Nursing. (June 2010 - January 31 2018)

Research Interests

(1) Incivility in nursing education and (2) how substance abuse affects our population at large.

Awards & Honors

May 2010 Inducted - Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

Courses Taught

NURS 2000NURSING CONCEPTS, 1 course(s)

NURS 2004HEALTH ASSESSMENT, 6 course(s)

NURS 2009FUND PROF NURSING PRACTICE, 1 course(s)

NURS 2011INTRO GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING, 1 course(s)

NURS 2080BASIC PRIN OF PHARMACOLOGY, 1 course(s)

NURS 3010MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 8 course(s)

NURS 3011NURSING SYNTHESIS I, 1 course(s)

NURS 4004MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, 5 course(s)

NURS 4005ADV ADULT HEALTH NURSING, 2 course(s)

NURS 4066NURSING MANAGEMENT, 1 course(s)