Nursing & Health Occupations
Mrs. Watson graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. She received a degree in the Master of Science Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) track. She continues to belong to MU Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Iota. Later on, she received a certificate as a Master’s Nurse Educator from Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri.
She also continues to belong to their honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Theta Lambda. Over the years she has been very involved in advancing the career of individuals in the health care field. From 2012 – 2020 she was the director at the Charles McCann Vocational Technical School Postsecondary Practical Nurse Program, North Adams, MA. She retired as director in 2019 and remains a nursing consultant.
From 2002-2012 she taught at Southwest Baptist University/St. John’s College of Nursing (Now called Southwest Baptist University: Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences). She was an Associate Professor in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. During that time, she received the Nurse Educator of the Year of Southwest Missouri award in 2009. Mrs. Watson is an avid reader. She enjoys reading mysteries. She also enjoys flower gardening. Since she has moved to Raytown, Missouri she has started a perineal flower garden at her new home. Another of her hobbies is bird watching. Her flower gardens have many bird feeders that she can observe from her window.