Office:  PAR 140

(Phone) 580.774. 7007

tamra.weimer@swosu.edu

Ms. Tamra Weimer

Instructor
School of Nursing


Ms. Tamra Weimer

Office Hours

Varies per semester. Hours are posted on my office door. Parker Hall Room 140.

I am typically on campus Monday and Tuesday. The remainder of the week I am in clinical with students in Oklahoma City. Please email me (tamra.weimer@swosu.edu) if you are unable to find an open time slot to meet with me.  “The focus is you”

Education

  • M.S.N. Southern Nazarene University
  • B.S.N. Southern Nazarene University
  • A.D.N. Oklahoma City Community College
  • L.V.N. Frank Phillips Junior College

Certification

  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Faith Community Nurse (FCN)

Appointment Date

  • August, 2005

Professional History

  • 2005- Current: Full Time Instructor SWOSU Nursing Department, Weatherford, OK
  • 2015- Current: Administrative House Supervisor Integris Health, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 2005-2015: Staff RN, Integris Health, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1999-2005: Cardiovascular Clinical Educator, Integris Health, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1995-1999: Head Nurse/Assistant Head Nurse ICU, South Community Hospital, OKC, OK
  • 1988-1995: Staff RN Cardiovascular Care and Intensive Care Unit, South Community Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1985-1988: LPN Charge Nurse, River Oaks Nursing Center, Norman, OK

Professional Organizations

  • Sigma Theta Tau Nurses Honor Society (STTI)
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)
  • American Association Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
  • Oklahoma Nurses Association (ONA)
  • Oklahoma Faith Community Nurse Network (OFCN)

Courses Currently Teaching

Course No.Course Title
NURS 2212 Introduction to Professional Nursing
NURS 4346 Acute & Chronic II Nursing
NURS 4346L Acute & Chronic II Nursing Clinical
NURS 4143 Challenges for Healthcare Professionals
NURS 4286 Nursing Leadership
NURS 4286L Nursing Leadership Clinical
NURS 4383 Senior Elective – Organ Donation & Transplantation
NURS 4383 Senior Elective – ACLS Prep
NURS 4383L Senior Elective Clinical

My Philosophy of Nursing Education

My core commitment is to provide each student a unique learning experience to meet their individual learning needs. I achieve this utilizing the adult learning theory. The core of this theory involves learning through a joint venture between the student and faculty where both come prepared and committed for a positive learning session. I sincerely believe in the quote from Benjamin Franklin, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”  I have found full interaction is the best method of education. The ability for the students to “own” the educational event is critical to the learning experience.  The classroom should be a safe place where each learner is able to express themselves freely.

For me the best method to lead, is by example. I have lived a life of ongoing professional education.  I would wish to promote to my students the desirability of advanced education and professional betterment.  I feel it is vital to keep my nursing skills up-to-date so continue to work in the acute care setting on a regular basis. From my current work experience in the hospital I am able to bring new concepts to the classroom in a timely manner with real life case studies and scenarios.

My goal is to assist in the process of educating the most competent well-rounded nurse possible.  To best achieve this I believe the instructor must acquaint oneself as fully as possible with the student body. I strive to make sure the mission, goals and student learning outcomes of SWOSU nursing program are carried out to the best of my ability in all learning environments.  Nursing is a very diverse field with many opportunities waiting for each student.  I strive to understand how best each student nurse may fully serve their calling to the profession of nursing.

I feel strongly called to the ministry of nursing.  Through this I feel it is important to always show love in everything I do.  There is no greater gift of love than the compassion I can show each person, patient, and student.   When asked what my profession is I am proud to say I am a nurse educator.  This is the love for the ministry of nursing I want to share with all I encounter.

Links

Personal Passion

LifeShare Transplant Services of Oklahoma – Ask me how you can become an organ, tissue, eye donor. I love to provide education on this topic. Get the facts to make the right decision for you.  Each one of us has a special gift only we can give. Hear my story of love.

The views and opinions expressed in these pages are strictly those of Ms. Tamra Weimer .   The content of these pages has not been reviewed or approved by Southwestern Oklahoma State University.