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Faye Fairchild

Faye Fairchild

Mrs. Faye 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. She is currently working on her doctorate: DNP in Leadership & Health Innovations at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Mrs. 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 with 200+ employees (Human Resources, Foundation, Switchboard & Patient Registration, Case Management, Utilization Review, Scheduling, Social Work, Educational Services and Patient Education) at Audrain Medical Center; Mexico, Mo. Promoted to senior director and sat on the six-person administrative council for Audrain Medical Center; Mexico, Mo.
  • Consulted for the Holloran Law Firm, St. Louis, Mo., on court case and deposition preparation.
  • 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).
  • Principal for Paul Prior & Associates, LLC, a health care education and consulting firm. Currently Mrs. Fairchild holds a national certification from the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE). She also teaches NCLEX review courses for Kaplan.

Mrs. Fairchild has taught every nursing course at Columbia College either as lead instructor or as a 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, Mo.

Courses Faye Fairchild has taught at Columbia College

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

Contact Faye Fairchild

Office Location: BSC 236
Phone Number: (573) 875-7218


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