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AnnĀ Garton

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Clinical Assistant Professor


Health Sciences Center, CHSE157
1320 W. Lombard St.
Davenport, IA 52804


Why did you decide to study Nursing?

My first grade teacher asked the class to draw what we wanted to be when we grew up. I drew a nurse in her cap and uniform in front of a hospital. My mother (who is also a nurse) kept that drawing, framed it, and gave it to me when I graduated nursing school. I guess it was destiny. Nursing is one of the hardest vocations and – for many – is a calling. I am ever grateful to care for patients and families at their most vulnerable time. I also enjoy being challenged to improve wellness within our community. I look forward to assisting our future professionals to enjoy the same.

Ann Garton, MSN, RN, CNE

Ann is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the nursing program, teaching Nursing Processes, Clinical Application, and Nursing Skills.

Education and Training

MSN, St. Ambrose University
Nursing Administration

BSN, Gannon University

BA, Mercyhurst University

BS, Mercyhurst University
Health Sciences


Illowa Partners in Nursing: Clinical Nursing Faculty Preparation Certification, October, 2010

Work Experience

  • Clinical practice has focused on care of the Orthopaedic patient, general surgical population and wound care
  • Board certified in Orthopaedics
  • Administrative nursing position overseeing quality data, evidence-based practice and performance improvement.

Courses Taught

  • Nursing Process I: Across the Lifespan
  • Clinical Application II
  • Nursing Skills I and II
  • Advanced Nursing Practicum
  • Advanced Application Project
  • Foundations of Nursing Knowledge

Areas of Scholarship and Interest

  • Extensive travel through United States, Europe and the Middle East
  • Publication, co-author: Topical Administration of Tranexamic Acid in Primary Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty, Journal of Arthroplasty (2013)

Noteworthy Honors, Awards and Presentations

  • 100 Iowa Great Nurse, 2011

Community Service

  • Volunteer "Jungle" refugee camp, Calais, France
  • BIX Medical Tent Chair, 2014, 2015
  • BIX Chair Finish Line Stretch, 2016

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