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Dr. Joyce Gentry

Joyce Gentry

Dr. Joyce Gentry received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Truman State University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University), and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri College of Education in educational, school, and counseling psychology.

As a Registered Professional Nurse, Dr. Gentry has experience in medical surgical specialties such as general surgery, trauma and oncology. She has worked in acute care settings, intensive care units and in medical oncology research.

She has more than 25 years of teaching experience, is tenured faculty, and has been employed with Columbia College for 14 years. Dr. Gentry was promoted to Professor in 2017. Additionally, she is the Nursing Program Director and Department Chair.

Dr. Gentry is lead faculty for the courses NURS 310 Professional Nursing Practice, NURS 311 Pathophysiology, and NURS 409 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice. She has experience in course development and teaching in the ASN, BSN, and RN to BSN online programs.

Courses Dr. Gentry teaches at Columbia College

  • Professional Nursing Practice (NURS 310)
  • Pathophysiology (NURS 311)
  • Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (NURS 409)

Contact Dr. Joyce Gentry

Office Location: BSC 234
Phone Number: (573) 875-7217


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