Associate Professor of Nursing
Penny Bacon’s teaching interests are in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention specific to the care of women and infants. Additionally, she provides information that expands the student’s knowledge related to current health patterns and skill acquisition needed to collect subjective data and perform physical assessment on the adult population. Courses taught in the B.S.N. program include Introduction to Women’s Health theory and clinical and Nursing Assessment of the Patient. A primary goal of hers is to assist students develop the skills of information fluency. Introducing students to the concept of evidenced based practice and supporting their journey of professional enculturation and intellectual fulfillment is the underpinning of her teaching philosophy. In each course, she integrates her Christian faith with professional content through the incorporation of music, student reflection, personal story, and discussions on topics such as “Biblical view of holistic health”, “Character of a Christian nurse” and “Bioethics and Christ like vision”.