Summer Faculty Spotlight: Molly Bradshaw, College of Health Science
At EKU, our faculty are dedicated instructors who place student success above all else. Summer faculty are no exception! The Summer Faculty Spotlight series will highlight outstanding summer faculty across all six colleges. Meet Molly Bradshaw, associate professor in the College of Health Science and Doctor of Nursing Practice program coordinator. Bradshaw will be teaching graduate nursing courses during this summer.
What courses are you teaching this summer?
NSC 994, DNP Project; and NSC 938, Special Topics for DNP. These are graduate nursing classes.
Have you taught summer courses before?
Yes, every year since starting academia in 2013.
How do your summer courses look different from your fall and spring courses?
The biggest difference is that it's a lot of information in a shorter amount of time. However, when I was a nursing student here at EKU (EKU ADN ‘98; EKU BSN ‘01), I took a "hard" class (microbiology) over the summer so that I could just concentrate on that one class. It was hard, but it made my fall schedule easier.
How have you seen students be successful through taking summer courses?
Yes, it's very doable—but you need a study plan. My plan was always to get up at the same time, usually 8-9 a.m., and study and work until 12-1 p.m., then the rest of the day was my own. Getting my work done first let me work in the afternoons at my summer job. But, I always had my homework done.
How might a CHS student benefit from taking summer courses?
Yes! When I was a student, summer courses let you concentrate and focus on just one thing. It helped me alot.
What advice would you give to a summer student taking your class?
You will have to study and stay on top of your work. If you get behind, it's harder, if not impossible to catch up.
Published on May 20, 2021