POSITION: Professor of Nursing
LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | CC 329
PHONE: (540) 432-4194
Don Tyson has been teaching in the Nursing Department at the undergraduate and graduate levels at EMU since August 1999. Currently his teaching reflects a fully online teaching portfolio at the masters and doctoral levels of courses focused on topics related to systems leadership, ethics, healthcare quality, and patient safety. Prior to coming to EMU, he served in a variety of clinical and administrative nursing roles related to critical care, post-anesthesia care, and quality improvement. He graduated from Goshen College in 1979 and from the University of Virginia in 1986. In April of 2012 he received his PhD in Nursing from George Mason University based on his qualitative research examining the critical thinking characteristics of African students enrolled in nursing programs in the United States. While a student at George Mason, his research focused on issues related to the uninsured and undocumented immigrants as well as critical thinking, learning style, and other issues experienced by international nursing students. He enjoys singing in the local Shenandoah Valley Choral Society, baseball, gardening, biking, and camping.
PHD, George Mason University (Nursing)
MSN, University of Virginia (Nursing)
BS, Goshen College (Nursing)