Laureen Turner

Laureen Turner

Chair, RN to BSN Program Assistant Professor EdD, RN

Programs and Courses Taught

RN to BSN Program

    N556 Care of Pediatric and Youth Population     N556L Care of Pediatric and Youth Population Clinical     N158 Pediatric Nursing     N158L Pediatric Nursing Clinical     N524 Health Assessment     N524L Nursing Skills     N543L Nursing Skills II

About Me

Dr. Laureen Turner is an internationally published author, educator, and speaker with over 28 years of experience in nursing. Her clinical work spans from adult med/surg, pediatrics, maternal/child, home care, infusion, and hospice. Dr. Turner began teaching in 2009 at Ohlone college. She has taught for the University of Phoenix, the University of San Francisco, and Samuel Merritt University.   Dr. Turner currently serves as the chair of the RN to BSN program. 


•    Doctor of Education with an emphasis in Learning and Instruction, 2017 University of San Francisco •    Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Nursing Education, 2012 American Sentinel University •    Master of Arts in Organizational Management, 1999 University of Phoenix •    Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1992 San Jose State University

Teaching Interests

Dr. Turner's current teaching interests lie in educating faculty on interactive teaching techniques. 

Scholarly Interests

Dr. Turner's scholarship interest lie in improving nursing education. 


Exploring Differences Between Faculty and Student Perceptions of Pre-clinical Preparation Activities, International Journal of Public Health, March, 2017  Should we Prelab? A Student-Centered Look at the Time-Honored Tradition of Prelab in Clinical Nursing Education, Nurse Educator, March, 2014.  Medicine and Nursing – Parallel Avenues to Patient Care, Journal of Academic Medicine, November 2013.  Improving Medication Calculation Competence in Nursing Students Through Schema-Based Dimensional Analysis, Proquest, June 2018 PRESENTATIONS Active Learning Strategies in Nursing Education: Moving Away from the Traditional Lecture. Oral Presentation – presented at the 24th Global Nursing and Healthcare Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 2017.  Active Learning Strategies in Nursing Education: Moving Away from the Traditional Lecture. Oral Presentation – presented at the International Conference on Nursing, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 2016.Should We Prelab? Exploring a Time Honored Tradition In Nursing Education From the Faculty Perspective. Oral Presentation – presented at the Sigma Theta Tau National Research Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2016. Meta Analysis of Self Efficacy Interventions in Higher Education. Poster presentation- Presented at American Education Research Association conference, Washington DC, April, 2016. Faculty Mentorship: Tools for Success in a VANAP Program – Oral presentation presented at the 2016 United States Veterans Administration Nursing Academic Partnerships Conference: Transforming Nursing Education, Chicago, IL, April 2016. The Role of Preparatory Activities in Clinical Education for the Pre-licensure Nursing Student. Oral Presentation. Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress, Hong Kong, China, July 2014. Perceptions of Pre-clinical Activities in the Pre-licensure Nursing Student. Poster Presentation. Ruth K. Palmer Symposium, Rome, Italy, May 2014.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Dr. Turner is a member of NLN, Sigma Theta Tau, Society of Cannabis Nursing, Society of Pediatric Nursing, National RN to Baccalaureate Education Faculty Forum 

Community Service

Dr. Turner has served on multiple boards and commissions within California. Currently, her interests lie in improving the health of the community of Livermore.  She also works to aid in the education of the public and community groups on the use of medicinal cannabis.