Dr. Faye Fairchild Assistant Professor - Nursing Department

B.S.N., M.S.N., D.N.P. University of Missouri

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Dr. Fairchild received her B.S. in Nursing (1985) and a dual M.S. in Nursing-Education and Administration (1989) from the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri. In 2019, she completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Leadership & Health Innovations at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Professor Fairchild’s previous professional experience includes:

  • Staff nurse in ICU positions for several years. Worked briefly as a home health nurse.
  • Management: Responsible for nine major departments (Human Resources, Foundation, Switchboard & Patient Registration, Case Management, Utilization Review, Scheduling, Social Work, Educational Services and Patient Education) with 200+ employees at Audrain Medical Center; Mexico, Mo. Promoted to senior director and sat on Audrain’s six-person administrative council.
  • CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) coordinator for six years at Audrain Medical Center; Mexico, MO.
  • Previously certified as a CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality) and CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse).
  • Dr. Fairchild holds a national certification from the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). She also taught NCLEX review courses for several years for Kaplan.
  • Consulted for the Holloran Law Firm (St. Louis, Missouri) on court case and deposition preparation.
  • Principal for Paul Prior & Associates, LLC, a health care education and consulting firm.

Dr. Fairchild has taught nearly every nursing course at Columbia College as either lead instructor or clinical/lab instructor. Her prior teaching experience includes working as a lab teaching assistant at the University of Missouri and as a clinical instructor for Hannibal LaGrange College in Hannibal, Missouri.

Courses taught at Columbia College

  • Bridge Seminar for LPN’s (NURS 203)
  • Introduction to Nursing (NURS 209)
  • Fundamentals of Nursing (NURS 210)
  • Mental Health Nursing (NURS 212)
  • Pharmacology for Nursing (NURS 211)
  • Foundations of Nursing (NURS 300)
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing I (NURS 301)
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing II (NURS 302)
  • Women's and Infant's Health (NURS 303)
  • Pathophysiology (NURS 311)
  • Human Nutrition (NURS 312)
  • Leadership & Management in Nursing Practice (NURS 413)
  • NCLEX-RN Review (NURS491)
  • ECG Seminar

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