Director of the Nursing Programs
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Dr. Marcia Posey joined the Southeastern University family in spring of 2013 as director of the nursing programs. After four years of prayer for the advent of a nursing program at SEU, her prayers were finally answered.
Dr. Posey comes to SEU with over 40 years of nursing experience. She is an advanced registered family nurse practitioner. Her current practice is in a pediatrician’s office and a low-income family clinic. Although Dr. Posey worked many years in the critical care arena, she feels that her true calling has been in dealing with patients who are facing chronic illness, aging, and end of life issues. She has been teaching for well over 25 years and considers teaching to be her mission field. “I have wanted to be a nurse since I was a child and cannot think of any greater ministry than teaching men and women to follow that path. It brings me great joy to develop my students into Christ-centered nurses, who will take the reins when I retire.”
Dr. Posey started out as a licensed practical nurse and received her associate degree in nursing 14 years later. Since becoming a registered nurse, she has obtained a BA in psychology and Christian ministries from St. Leo University, a master’s degree in nursing, and a post-master’s degree from Florida State University. Her doctoral education focused on nursing curriculum and program development, as well as classroom instruction. Dr. Posey’s doctoral dissertation was in the area of diversity: increasing the sensitivity and awareness of nursing college students in caring for clients with disabilities.
Dr. Posey has developed and revised four nursing programs and has served as chairwoman/director of nursing for the past 15 years. She has always enjoyed being involved in the student life ministries on campus and has served as Diversity Committee chairwoman, as well as the college director of service learning and leadership in the past. Her goals for her tenure at SEU are to develop the RN-BSN hybrid program for registered nurses who strive to complete their bachelor’s degrees. Future goals are as follows: a pre-licensure four-year BSN, two graduate nursing programs, and several certificate programs. Ultimately, the goal is to position SEU as the university of choice for nursing education in central Florida.
“I feel so blessed to be serving Christ at SEU and look forward to the growth of the nursing programs in the future.”