Meet MSUM’s new Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, Amber Reed. As an alumna from the university’s BSN and MSN programs, Amber can connect with students and help guide future nurses in the new BSN program.
Start Date: August 18, 2020
Q: What drew you to MSUM?
A: My experience as a student in the MSUM BSN and MSN programs could not have been better. I appreciated the organized and high-quality programs delivered by experienced nursing faculty. I am passionate about educating future nurses for the complex healthcare workforce, and had a strong desire to do that for my alma mater.
Q: What is one thing that surprised you about MSUM?
A: The Dragon Story. What an inspiring story of true grit, humility, and heart!
Q: What unique experience or skills from your last job do you bring to MSUM?
A: I believe the simulation, accreditation, and leadership experiences gained in my previous nursing positions will positively contribute to the nursing programs at MSUM.
Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
A: Maldives. If the setting is anywhere near as beautiful in real life as it is in pictures, I can only imagine it being a vacation to remember!
Q: What advice do you have for the students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program?
A: My advice is to find a way to stay organized – in school and in your personal life. So many of today’s students play a variety of roles – parent, spouse/significant other, child, employee, etc., in addition to student. It is important to be aware of due dates and set priorities. You definitely want to schedule time away from work and school life, as well, in order to maintain self-care. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we won’t be healthy enough to care for others!
Welcome to MSUM, Amber. We’re glad you joined the #DragonFamily!