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Ann Garton, MSN, RN, CNE

Clinical Assistant Professor


Ann is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the nursing program, teaching Nursing Processes, Clinical Application, and Nursing Skills. In 2011, Ann was named a 100 Iowa Great Nurse.

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Education and Training


  • MSN, St. Ambrose University Nursing Administration
  • BSN, Gannon University Nursing
  • BA, Mercyhurst University Biology
  • BS, Mercyhurst University Health Sciences
  • Illowa Partners in Nursing: Clinical Nursing Faculty Preparation Certification, October, 2010

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, on why she studied Nursing


Publications


Publication, co-author: Topical Administration of Tranexamic Acid in Primary Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty, Journal of Arthroplasty (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arth.2013.10.005


More About Ann

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

Community Service

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

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.

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