Emma L. Shotton
Assistant Professor
Phone: 816-936-8762
Assistant Professor Emma Shotton joined the faculty at Saint Luke’s College in 2014. She earned an MSN in Nursing Education from the University of Central Missouri in 2013 and a BSN from Saint Luke’s College of Nursing in 1997.  
In her time at the College, Emma has taught in multiple areas including foundations of professional nursing, adult health nursing, leadership in nursing and transition to professional practice. She currently serves as the Saint Luke’s College representative on the Saint Luke’s Hospital Practice Council and Nurse Residency Advisory Board. She also serves as the Student Government faculty advisor.
In her 20 years as a nurse, her primary area of practice has been in pulmonary and medical-surgical acute care at Saint Luke’s Hospital. She has been an investigator in a research study involving the use of incentive spirometers with pneumonia patients and has presented her research locally and regionally. She has also participated in data collection for an international prevalence study targeting assessment and management of peripheral IV catheters. She continues to maintain her clinical practice in medical-surgical nursing at Saint Luke’s Hospital.
She received the Isabel Curdy Teaching Excellence Award in May 2016. She received the Clinical Excellence Award in Leadership and Clinical Excellence Award in practice during her time at Saint Luke’s Hospital. Emma maintains certification as a CMSRN (Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse). She is also a member of the American Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and National League for Nursing.