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Dr. Teresa Ellet

Program/Dept: Nursing
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: DNP, MSN, RN, CNE
Research Interests: smoke-free policy, bedside reporting and the effects of substance abuse during pregnancy on the newborn



Dr. Ellet brings more than 30 years of clinical experience in the areas of medical-surgical and maternity newborn nursing into the classroom and clinical settings. Ferguson graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) with a focus in clinical practice in 2012 and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) in 2006. She completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) at Morehead State University. Ferguson has published as an author/co-author for several refereed nursing journals and has presented a variety of nursing education topics at the national and state levels. 


  • Ferguson, T.D., Howell, T.L., & Parsons, L.C. Clinical Simulation for Practicing Labor and Delivery Nurses: Advancing Competency through Simulated Nursing Practice.  POJ Nursing Practice & Research(Accepted for publication).
  • Ferguson, T.D. (2017).  Gastroesophageal Reflux: Regurgitation in the Infant Population.  Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America.  (Accepted for publication, March 2018).
  • Ferguson, T. R., & Howell, T. L.(2015).  Bedside Reporting: Protocols for Improving Patient Care.  Nursing Nursing Clinics of North America, 50(4), 735–747. http://DOI: 10.1016/j.cnur.2015.07.011
  • Ferguson, T. R., Howell, T. L., & Parsons, L. C. (2014). The Birth Experience: Learning Through Clinical Simulation. International Journal of Childbirth Education,
  • Howell, T. L., & James, T. R. (2012). Innovative Instructional Design to Alleviate the Shortage of Clinical Practice Sites for Education Through the Use of a Simulated OB Experience. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing, 41(Supplement 1), S111.
  • Howell, T. L., James, T. R., & Parsons, L. (2012). Building New Programs in Women’s Health:  A Fiscal Perspective. International Journal of Childbirth Education, 27(1), 64–69.

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