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Laurie Downes, Ph.D., RN
Associate Professor
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Degree University
BSN University of Connecticut
MSN University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania


Dr. Downes has extensive experience in nursing education and has taught in a variety of settings. Her areas of expertise and teaching at the baccalaureate level are women’s health and the childbearing family. At the masters level, Dr. Downes’ expertise is nursing theory and teaching methodologies. She has also taught across many other nursing specialties. Her areas of interest are curriculum development, program evaluation, and the use of technology in teaching. Dr. Downes conducted research on innovative teaching methodologies in nursing education and she is an accomplished presenter in the area of women’s health and teaching methods of nursing education.