Pam Gardner joined the undergraduate BSN faculty in 2018 at the College. Her nursing clinic experience includes working at Johns Hopkins in the NICU and running an OB unit at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital. After earning her master’s degree Gardner taught a number of nursing courses at Truman State University in Kirksville Missouri. She received the Educator of the Year while teaching at Truman. She teaches didactic and theory in the BSN child and family course and participates in the Adult Health I simulation activities. Prior to coming to the College, she worked for Kaplan Test Prep for nine years.
She co-authored “Teaching an online class: 5 tips to success” in Nursing 2016, and was lead author of “Changing hospital newborn nursery practice: Results from a statewide ‘back to sleep’ nurses training program,” in Maternal Child Health. She has given conference presentations as well.
Gardner received the Missouri Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2008.
Assessment, Planning and Evaluation Committee, Chair
Item writing and test construction task force, Chair
Faculty Senate, Vice-Chair
Faculty Senate Bylaws Committee
MSN – University of Columbia, 2000
BSN – Fitchburg State University, 1978
Missouri RN license 2019
Basic Life Support (BLS), 2017
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), 2017
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), 2018