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Where your nursing ambition meets our faculty’s vast experience

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Faculty

You want to learn from the best. At ADU, our expert faculty has decades of experience in both nursing and education. Their diverse specialties and practice backgrounds can serve as your sounding board throughout your online BSN. Their involvement in the nation’s leading nursing associations and advocacy groups informs their expansive perspectives that can help strengthen yours. The best part? Their commitment to evolving healthcare includes elevating nurses like you in a supportive online learning environment.

Dr. Rilla Taylor

Dr. Rilla Taylor’s background includes a wide variety of clinical experience in obstetrics/midwifery, tuberculosis, operating room/anesthesia, and medical-surgical nursing, including critical care. She held certification in critical care nursing (CCRN) for a 10-year period. Dr. Taylor has wide teaching and administrative experience, having directed the Kanye Hospital School of Nursing (RN and LPN programs) in Botswana for 15 years, and chaired the Andrews University Department of Nursing for more than 20 years. In both positions, she taught a variety of nursing courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Taylor has served the National League for Nursing as a site visitor for many years. She enjoys her three children, their spouses, her four grandchildren, as well as her pets, Zoro and Sheba.