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Dr. Loretta Bond

Loretta Bond

CNE (National League for Nursing-Certified Nurse Educator)
PhD (Nursing), Rush University, Chicago, IL – Dissertation Title: A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis of Health Disparities in Nursing Textbooks
MSN (Nursing Education), Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
BSN (Nursing), Alverno College- Milwaukee, WI
Diploma (Nursing), St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing, Racine, WI

Loretta Bond joined the Belmont faculty as a part-time adjunct instructor in the fall of 2009 and became a full time tenured track faculty in fall 2010.  She teaches in both the undergraduate BSN program and the graduate MSN nursing program. At the undergraduate level she teaches clinical practicum and clinical labs in Adult Health Nursing and the Evidence-based nursing practice course. At the graduate level she teaches Theoretical Foundations for Nursing Practice.

Serving as a nurse educator for over 20 years prompted her to call attention to the unique knowledge and skills needed as a Nurse educator in today’s academic settings. This motivated her to obtain certification as a Nurse Educator (CNE) to draw attention to this specialized area of practice. Loretta has taught at Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY); Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI); Alverno College (Milwaukee, WI); and Madison Area Technical College (Madison, WI). Loretta’s nursing practice experience is in the field of adult medical-surgical nursing and Public health nursing.

A personal note from Dr. Bond. . . . .

A lengthy illness which required hospitalization for several weeks when I was a young adolescent drew my attention to nursing. As I watched the nurse’s practice I knew that God had chosen me to do the same. Side tracked by my parent’s desire for me to teach, I went to a teacher college to prepare to be a high school teacher for the first years of my college experience. I soon found out that I was compelled to be a nurse and switched majors after my junior year in college. I am humbled to serve today in a role which combines my two loves.

Having served as a public health nurse, I have a tremendous burden for underserved populations. My dissertation explored reasons why health disparities in minority populations persist and the discourse surrounding the presentation of this issue in health care and nursing education settings.

I view nursing as a calling by God. We have the opportunity to serve and to step into the lives of our patient’s at the most vulnerable times of their lives. Few professions have this privilege, but nurses get to do it daily!

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