Professor Lawes started her nursing career in the critical care units of the Saint Francis Health System and held positions as a nurse leader in that system for over 15 years. She transitioned to higher education in 2005 and earned the rank of Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing, where she received numerous teaching awards and was a course coordinator for multiple campuses. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Oklahoma State University and one of her goals is to help Nursing students increase their level of understanding of the toughest concepts in Pharmacology and Med Surg. She is teaching students how to use the science of cognitive learning to maximize their study effectiveness.
While the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on higher education has yet to be seen, the severity of the ongoing nursing shortage and the rigor of nursing programs present the urgent need for innovative solutions to support nursing faculty and build nursing student academic resilience. “Lecturio has developed a corporate culture that uses the synergy of designers, filmmakers, subject-matter experts, and passionate educators to create curriculum, teaching materials, and evaluation measures based on learning science. I am excited to be a part of this team of such talented and creative professionals at Lecturio,” Prof. Lawes says.
Stefan Wisbauer, Co-CEO of Lecturio, says: “We are very pleased to have Rhonda Lawes join our team, not only as a content expert but also as Director of Nursing Education Programs. Her expertise and energy to provide more effective Nursing education on a global scale match our vision. We already produced excellent content with her and experienced her care and passion, we look forward to working together even more closely from here on.”
Watch Lawes’ Tedx Talk about the importance of a growth mindset: https://secure.osugiving.com/tedxostateu/2015-ideas/rhonda-lawes