Janet M. Huxley Nursing Instructor
"You are not merely seeking a degree, but you are adding to your knowledge base so that you can excel as a nursing leader."
- MSN — Nova Southeastern University, 2018
- BSN — Barry University, 2014
- ASN — Broward College, 2008
I spent over a decade as a labor and delivery nurse. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner, FNP-C.
In which online degree program(s) do you teach?
RN to BSN, BSN-Nursing
Which class do you teach online?
Community Nursing, Research, and others.
Why did you start teaching?
Teaching is a wonderful opportunity to help a whole new generation of nurses. As a staff nurse, I always enjoyed being a preceptor. Teaching lets me do that full time.
What advice would you give to those considering this degree program?
My advice is to remember the end does not justify the means. You are not merely seeking a degree, but you are adding to your knowledge base so that you can excel as a nursing leader. Seek out every opportunity to better yourself and remember that no one can stop you if you want to learn.
What qualities make someone particularly successful in this field?
Nursing is an art and a science. A genuinely successful nurse must master both the art and the science of nursing. They are equally important.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
"Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ" by Daniel Goleman.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.
I grew up in a military family, which allowed me to live in Germany for eight years. I also lived in Alaska for seven years. I enjoy traveling and learning about other cultures. It has helped me embrace my humanity and be fully aware that we are all more alike than different. We want to be healthy and happy.
What do you want students to learn in these classes?
Each class is designed to help you assimilate new knowledge, think critically, and write well. This will empower you to take on new roles and advance nursing as a profession. Our profession needs well-rounded nurses. Allow the facilitators to help you grow as a nurse.