Dr. Renae Authement
"You won't find a better place to earn your MSN. TAMIU provides a top-notch Nursing Administration program with qualified, caring instructors who support you throughout your journey."
- DNP – Loyola University, 2015
- MSN – Loyola University, 2009
- B.S. – Belleville University, 2006
- McLennan Community College, 1988
I am a doctoral-level prepared nurse educator with many years of nursing experience. My clinical experience includes emergency, obstetrics, medical-surgical, home health, hospice and legal nurse consulting. I have 10 years of academic, clinical, simulation and online instruction experience. I have taught in associate-, bachelor-, RN to BSN- and master-level programs.
In which online degree programs do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
NURS 5320, NURS 5341, NURS 5340, NURS 5343, NURS 5322 and NURS 5342
What do you want students in your courses to learn? What are the learning outcomes or objectives?
My goal is for each student to master the art of a strategic visionary, one who not only supervises and manages staff but is also capable of assuming an executive-level role within a healthcare organization.
What types of projects and work do you typically assign for these courses?
Discussion board posts, group projects, presentations and papers
What advice would you give to those considering this online program?
You won't find a better place to earn your MSN. TAMIU provides a top-notch Nursing Administration program with qualified, caring instructors who support you throughout your journey.
What is the value of this degree?
Obtaining an MSN in Nursing Administration will be the best investment you ever make. It will open doors you never thought would open and provide major opportunities to advance your salary.
How can this degree help students prepare for the challenges of the field?
An MSN in Nursing Administration will prepare you to assume an advanced leadership role in an organization. It will prepare you to be a problem-solver, decision-maker, strategic planner and analytical thinker.
Why did you start teaching?
After many years of working as a nurse, I wanted to give back to the profession I love.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
"Who Moved My Cheese?" By Spencer Johnson, M.D.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.
I love music. My favorite vocal group is MercyMe, and my favorite song is "I Can Only Imagine."