Sandra J. McBournie, BS, MEd, RN

Sandra J. McBournie, BS, MEd, RN

Sandra McBournie
Sandra McBournie

Samuel Read Hall, Office 336

 About Professor McBournie

Sandra has been in higher education teaching nursing since 2006. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell earning a BS in Nursing in 1990. In 2006 she earned a Master of Education degree from Plymouth State University with a concentration in Integrative Health. She has a clinical background in a variety of areas, with a primary focus in critical and emergency care, and holistic nursing. She holds a Certificate in Alternative Health & Healing from Plymouth State University.

Prior to joining PSU, Sandra was the Nursing Professional Development Coordinator and Nursing faculty member at NHTI-Concord’s Community College teaching in both the LPN and RN programs. Clinically, she works at Loon Mountain First Aid Center in Lincoln, New Hampshire. She is a member of the New Hampshire Nurses Association Commission on Continuing Education, and a founding member and Network Leader for the NH Chapter of the American Holistic Nurses Association. She belongs to the American Nurses Association, National League for Nurses and is actively involved in the American Holistic Nurses Association. Prior areas of research focus include medication safety and quality. She co-authored Medication Safety: Implementing a Systems Approach In a Rural Hospital for the Journal of Healthcare Quality (2002). Her graduate capstone project was titled Why Nurses Chose an Alternative to a Baccalaureate Nursing Education in New Hampshire. Future research areas of interest include holism in teaching, patient safety, and optimal learning and healing environments.

Selected publications/presentations/exhibitions

  •  June 2012

American Holistic Nurses Association National Conference

Holism and Technology: Using Social Media and Other Resources for Sharing, Caring, and Learning

  •  May 2012

NHNA Transition to Practice for Senior Nursing Students

The Future of Nursing: The IOM Report

  • January 2012

Practical Nursing NCLEX Review Course

  •  May 2011

Clinical Educator Certificate Program

Expert Panel Member and presenter: “Evaluation and Documentation of Clinical Nursing Students”

  • May 2011

NHTI Teaching Certificate Program Capstone Project “I am a Teacher” facilitator and evaluator

April & March 2011

Introduction to Holistic Nursing

 May & September 2010

Beyond the Classroom: Healthcare in China

 June 2010

Interprofessional Conference Common Ground: Medical/Dental-History and Physical

Awards or recognition
December 2011 for service to the NH Nurses Association Board of Directors and Commission on Continuing Education

Courses Taught

RN to BSN Courses:

  • Clinical Nursing Updates
  • Legal, Ethical, & Organizational Issues in Nursing
  • Clinical Applications of Patient Centered Care
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Clinical Applications of Evidence Based Practice