School of Life and Health Sciences
M.S.N., 2006, Walden University
B.S.N., 2003, Aurora University
Nursing education has been Professor Day’s career focus since 2004. She began as an academic support staff member. Her job was to identify the learning needs of nursing students and to provide learning resources for individual students and groups.
After completing her master’s in nursing degree, with a specialization in education, she joined Olivet’s faculty. As an educator, she enjoys utilizing different active learning strategies to connect students with content.
Currently, Professor Day teaches courses in: general nursing, transcultural nursing, community health and population focused care, and the global community. Her passions are assisting students’ learning needs and community health issues.
Since 2007, she has been instrumental in the design, implementation and coordination of ONU’s Nursing Virtual Learning Center (VLC). She continues to have a strong interest in providing opportunities for students to learn in different environments. Her involvement in various service-learning activities and mission trips is a valuable asset for the nursing program.
Professor Day is active in Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society, as faculty counselor for Olivet’s Kappa Sigma Chapter and as a member of the Lambda Upsilon chapter-at-large. She is also a member of the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE).
She and her husband, Jason, are expecting their first child December 2011. In the meantime, their three cats — Merlin, Frisky and Freckles — receive a lot of love and attention.