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Amanda Peña | Clinical Assistant Professor at TAMIU

Amanda Peña

Clinical Assistant Professor, RN to BSN Coordinator

"Obtaining your BSN will open new opportunities overall in any nursing area you might choose; it will set you to be a leader within your community."


Degrees Held:

  • Master of Science in Nursing Administration – Texas A&M International University, 2019
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Texas A&M International University, 2008

Career Highlights:

I have taught classes in the traditional BSN program along with the RN to BSN program.

In which online degree programs do you teach?

RN to BSN

Which classes do you teach online?

Health Assessment, Community Nursing

What do you want students in your courses to learn? What are the learning outcomes or objectives?

I want my students to be prepared to be nursing leaders in any specialty area they choose.

What types of projects and work do you typically assign for these courses?

I do a mix of assignments from working independently to working as a group to where the students are engaged and actively learning.

What advice would you give to those considering this online program?

Don't think about it anymore, you will always find an excuse not to go back to furthering your education. Just apply and start the beautiful journey of enriching your mind.

What is the value of this degree?

Obtaining your BSN will open new opportunities overall in any nursing area you might choose; it will set you to be a leader within your community.

How can this degree help students prepare for the challenges of the field?

This degree will help the student stand out from the rest by being more prepared in our challenging times nursing might endeavor to us.

Why did you start teaching?

I wanted to be a part of nursing students’ foundation by passing down my nursing experience, along with motivating and instilling in them to be great leaders.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

All nursing books; they each have something unique to teach you on how to be aspiring nurses.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

I love to bake and try new recipes from scratch.

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