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Dr. Brooke McAtee

Dr. Brooke McAtee



2645 Garrett-Strong



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Joined Northwest in 2018

Director of Nursing Programs


  • Ph.D. in Education with Nursing Education Specialization; Capella University, 2020

  • M.S. Nursing; University of Phoenix, 2008

  • B.S. Nursing; University of Missouri-Columbia, 2002

Courses Taught


  • Theories and Models of Nursing
  • Nursing Law and Ethics
  • Evidence Based Nursing Practice


  • Nursing Informatics and Technology
  • Evidence Based Research Methods

MSN Nurse Educator Track

  • Advanced Pathophysiology, Assessment, and Pharmacology
  • Curriculum Development
  • Instructional Strategies in Learning and Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation Techniques
  • Nurse Educator Capstone

Prelicensure Courses

  • Pharmacology
  • Maternal Child (OB and Pediatrics)
  • Mental Health
  • Community Nursing
  • Leadership

Academic Interests

  • My goal is to ensure nurses have an opportunity to advance their degrees in a caring educational environment. Our program prides itself on ensuring our online nurses feel supported throughout their journey. 
  • Teaching is my passion, and teaching future nurse educators is my ultimate academic interest. As nurses, we are not trained as educators but often take on the role without formal education or training.  I love teaching current or future nurse educators best practice strategies in nursing education to apply to the role. 

Scholarly Activity

  • Skinner, H. M., McAtee, B., & Huston, R. (2023). Finding innovative strategies to enhance adjunct faculty support and retention. Journal of Nursing Education, 62(7), 408–411.
  • Publication of research regarding preferred instructional methods of Millennial Nursing Students instructional methods:  "PREFERRED INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS OF MILLENNIAL NURSING STUDENTS"
  • Research regarding adjunct faculty best practices

Other Professional Experience

  • Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) Board of Commissioners- at large representative
  • Committee Chair- Northwest Nursing Collaborative Conference
  • Began nursing career as a labor and delivery nurse at the University hospital, caring for many high-risk clients
  • Entered nursing education in 2005
  • Aided in the development of curriculum for practical nursing, associate degree nursing, bachelor's degree nursing, and master’s degree nursing programs.
  • Helped develop and teach courses in one of the first online associate degree nursing programs in the state
  • Aided in the development of both the R.N. to BSN and MSN programs at Northwest.
  • Led the BSN and MSN programs in nursing accreditation
  • Serves as a Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) site reviewer
  • Serves as a member of the Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA) initial program application subcommittee
  • Quality Committee Board Member Mosaic Lifecare
  • Advisory Committee Member - Mosaic Maryville
  • Northwest Missouri AHEC Board Member