Stacey LaBarre-Powell, DNP, MSHCA, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Clinical Assistant Professor
1. What do you want readers to know about you?
My name is Stacey D. LaBarre-Powell and I have been a registered nurse since graduating
from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1985. I attended Memphis State University
and completed my BSN in 1990. I also attended The College of St. Francis in 1990 and
obtained my MS in Healthcare Administration. Then, in 1996, I graduated for U.T. Center
for the Healthcare Sciences with a MS in Nursing and my Family Nurse Practitioner-Board
Certified. After much soul-searching and prayer, I decided to obtain my terminal degree
in nursing from Union University with my Doctoral of Nursing Practice (DNP), which
I completed in May 2017.
I am married, to Charlie for 30 years and we have two beautiful children: Courtney & Chaz. I also have a black yorkie-poo named Dash who is spoiled rotten. Chaz, my youngest son, who has completed school at Sewanee University and currently living and working in Nashville. He will begin his exciting adventure into law school in Fall 2017. My daughter Courtney has completed graduate school, works as a medical device representative, married her college sweetheart, James Davis, and they now live in Little Rock with my sweet little newborn, Avery.
2. Why did you join the Loewenberg College Of Nursing?
I joined LCON as fulfillment to a long-term goal and dream to complete my DNP education and pursue my career in academia at The University of Memphis.
LCON represents the best practices in technology integration, research, collaborating, quality education and innovation in healthcare. I wanted to be a part of a team that was on the cutting-edge of preparing tomorrow's nursing leaders.
3. What are your goals in academic nursing?
Demonstrate the role of being an exemplary model for students in order to improve and advance their learning experiences.
Facilitate the role model design to help nursing students think critically, communicate accurately and exhibit care and compassion consistently to the patients they serve.
Promote and incorporate best practices in order to facilitate evidence-based medicine through the education design
4. What challenges do you face in academic nursing and resolves you may have?
Recognizes and respecting various beliefs and value systems from a diverse group of students.
Being able to incorporate various teaching methods to accommodate many learning styles.
5. What are your proudest accomplishments that you like to share?
Professionally, my proudest accomplishment has been to seek to obtain my terminal degree in my nursing career with my Doctoral of Nursing Practice in May 2017. I have experienced nearly every realm of the nursing profession and I have found that being a DNP candidate, FNP-BC provider, has been my greatest joy.
Personally, my proudest accomplishment has been becoming a first-time grandmother to my newborn grandson, James Avery. He will be one year old in August! I feel the greatest love of all for this little baby. I am looking forward to being the world's best grandmother!
6. What you may contribute to our strategic goals - quality and innovative education,
student success, technology integration, research, and partnerships?
I can contribute to the student's success by mentoring my years of nursing experience, education, and research. I will set goals for the classroom and the clinical setting which will promote use of current technology involved in healthcare. I will develop partnerships with the students, faculty and staff to ensure academic achievement and quality education.
As nurse educators, I believe we take our abilities of desire for others to learn, into the classroom. In nursing curricula, I believe that education is one step ahead of any other department of education because we are teaching to nursing students who already have the basic core to care for others. What we do as nursing educators is broadening that extension of caring into a constant evolving world of science and technology.
I believe learning occurs best when the student feels safe to inquire and explore the nursing content. I believe in engaging students to be analytical and critical thinkers. I believe learning takes place in many forms such as: group activities, personally relevant course work, professional speakers, and sharing of individual experiences. This myriad of learning creates a sound curriculum for the nurse educator and the nursing student to become change agents in an ever changing healthcare world. My philosophy of teaching connects with my philosophy of nursing: teach with care.