Dr. Rebekah Lynch
Nursing and Health Sciences Division
- Ph.D., Counseling Psychology (Colorado State University)
- M.S., Psychiatric-Community Mental Health Nursing, Education Track (Russell Sage College)
- Family-Nurse Practitioner & Nurse Midwife (Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing)
- B.S., Nursing (Columbia University)
- B.A., Biology (Grinnell College)
- R.N., Colorado #82606. Clinical Nurse Specialist.
- Certified Nurse Midwife, American College of Nurse-Midwives, No. 2647, State of Kentucky, Permit #342
- Licensed Psychologist, Colorado #1963
Research related to anger, hostility, and driving anger has resulted in co-authorship of 19 publications (the majority of which are in peer-reviewed journals) and 36 presentations.
Phone: 720-872-5628Beginning with the first group of students admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at CCU, I have taught both the mental health nursing course and the maternal-newborn nursing course to each cohort of students. The courses have evolved over time and, based on student and faculty feedback, the courses now include some in-seat time each week. The value that students place on the synchronous classroom discussion has motivated them to ask for more classroom time and less online time. One of the challenges, and also one of our achievements as a nursing faculty, has been to continually improve each of our classes as we have gained more skill in working our online learning management system.
Most recently, I have finished teaching maternal-newborn nursing to a cohort of students with a newly adopted text book. Based on their experiences in the hospital I am revising the laboratory component of the course to increase their readiness for clinical practice in the hospital setting. Half of this group of students has also completed their mental health nursing course; the other half will complete this course later in the fall semester. When the first half studied mental health nursing, the standard for diagnosis was the DSM-IV-TR manual; for the second group, this has been replaced by the DSM-V diagnostic manual. I believe that my highest achievement in teaching at CCU has been flexibility – in modifying the flow of the courses, in adopting new technology, in working with new found knowledge and diagnostic criteria, and in refining learning experiences to challenge and reward students.