Nancy Spahr

Instructor
Faculty
DTPHX Campus
Mailcode
3020

Biography

Nancy Spahr ha been a nurse for more than 50 years and have worked in a wide variety of settings including the U.S. Peace Corps, medical-surgical nursing, emergency nursing, nursing administration, ambulatory care and nursing education. She recently retired as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, where she worked for 17 years in the field of ambulatory care. Spahr is a member of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nurses and the American Nurses Association. She is ANCC certified in ambulatory care nursing. As a CNS, her primary focus areas included primary care, policy development, scope of practice issues, care coordination, evidence-based practice, staff competency development, fall prevention and project management in all areas of ambulatory nursing practice. 

She currently teaches in the RN-BSN program as well as the CEP on-line BSN program at Arizona State University (ASU). I have taught nursing for more than 25 years in both the university and community college settings. 

Her educational background includes a doctorate in education, a master’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in business administration. Education and teaching and mission work are Spahr's passions and she has been able to combine both of these through her work with a non-profit organization call Vital Links for Humanity. Through this organization, she has participated in many medical mission trips to Vietnam, providing educational programs for the nursing staff of several large hospitals, clinics and the college of nursing in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We also help to provided medical care for rural villages and orphanages.

She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona (although she can often be found in Maine during the summer). She is a widow with three children, six grandchildren and my rescue dog Abby. 

Education

  • Ed.D. Education
  • M.S. Nursing
  • M.B.A. Business Administration 

 

Courses

Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 440 Community&Public Health Nursin
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
NUR 495 Public & Global Health in Nurs
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 495 Public & Global Health in Nurs
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 460 The Art of Nursing
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 495 Public & Global Health in Nurs
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 495 Public & Global Health in Nurs
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 460 The Art of Nursing
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 440 Community&Public Health Nursin
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 460 The Art of Nursing
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
NUR 391 Professional Nursing Theory
NUR 460 The Art of Nursing
NUR 464 Capstone Prof Nursing
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 410 Nur Conc Comm Pub Health
NUR 495 Public & Global Health in Nurs
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
NUR 315 Nursg Rsch Appl to Prac
NUR 440 Community&Public Health Nursin

Honors/Awards

I am the director of a non-profit organization called Vital Links for Humanity. This organization helps to support nursing education in Vietnam. In addition, we send teams of volunteers each summer to provide medical care and outreach to remote villages and orphanages. We have also established water filtration systems to bring clean drinking water to several communities in the MeKong Delta. I have been an active member of this organizations since its inception in 1998.

Professional Associations

AAACN

ANA/AZNA

Expertise Areas