Edna Hull, RN, PhD, CNE
Dr. Edna Hull is Program Director of the RN-BSN program at Loyola University, and Program Director of the MSN and accelerated nursing programs for Our Lady of the Lake College both in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Acknowledging her passion for teaching nursing, she pursued doctoral course work in college curriculum, policy analysis in higher education, college student development, and organizational and leadership in higher education. Recognizing the internal and external factors affecting higher education, she constructed her dissertation to focus on the paradigmatic shift from teaching to learning. The outcome of her research led to the award of a PhD in higher education administration from the University of New Orleans in May 2004.
Dr. Hull has held positions of instructor and assistant professor of nursing at Delgado Community College/Charity School of Nursing. With an interest in stepping outside the comfort zone of nursing, she has held adjunct faculty positions for the Department of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Counseling for the University of New Orleans and for the University of Phoenix, Louisiana Campus. In more recent years she advanced to associate professor.
With an interest in accreditation, Dr. Hull serves as peer evaluator and evaluation review panel member for the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Additionally she has provided consultation services for nursing programs undergoing initial and continued accreditation.
On any given day Dr. Hull introduces herself as an "academian who teaches nursing." Broadly speaking, Edna Hull became a registered nurse in 1973 and began teaching nursing in 1997. As a nurse her clinical practice areas include adult medical-surgical nursing, oncology nursing, home and hospice care. In addition to holding numerous positions as a staff nurse, Edna Hull has also functioned in the roles of unit manager, administrator, clinical director, preceptor, and education coordinator.
As a college professor she has received numerous awards and recognition for both her classroom and clinical instruction. She has also chaired committees on institutional program review, program evaluation and more recently chaired a task force for revising a classroom and clinical evaluation tool. Her service-related activities include committee memberships on admissions, faculty development, curriculum, and the graduate council.Dr. Hull has publishing experience as a writer, editor and reviewer. She has co-authored manuscripts and book chapters on curriculum revision and program evaluation. In 2003 she co-wrote and published the Princeton-Hall publication "Instructor's Resource Manual for Medical-surgical Nursing." In her most recent publication, she served as co-editor of the "Core Curriculum for Nurses in Staff Development." She serves as peer evaluator for the Journal of Nursing Scholarship and Nursing Education Perspectives.
As an academic scholar, Dr. Hull continues her pursuit of higher education administration. In doing so she has presented breakout sessions and keynote addresses at national, regional and local conferences on the topics of learning-centered teaching, critical thinking, academic incivility, curriculum revision, course evaluations and teaching & learning in nursing and higher education.