Leann Laubach, Ph.D.
Leann Laubach, Ph.D., is an associate professor and the graduate program coordinator in the Department of Nursing at the University of Central Oklahoma. She has been teaching at UCO since 2005 and has 22 years of experience as a nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
- UNIV 1012 Success Central
- NURS 1221 Introduction to Nursing
- NURS 4153 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
- NURS 5223 Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
- NURS 5232 Healthcare Informatics
Education and Certifications
Ph.D. - Oklahoma City University, Kramer School of Nursing, 2015
- Dissertation: Student Learning in Simulation-Based on Instructor Engagement in Design
M.S., Nursing - Southern Nazarene University, 2005
- Thesis: Co-Bedding Twins and Sleep
B.S., Nursing - University of Central Oklahoma, 1987
2005-Current - University of Central Oklahoma, Department of Nursing
2019-current: Baccalaureate Program Coordinator
2017-19: Assistant Chair and Baccalaureate Program Coordinator
2013-17: Career Advancement Coordinator
2004-15 - OU Medical Center, Clinical Education Department, Education Specialist
1987-09 - The Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma, Neonatal Services, RN
Honors and Awards
- 2018 March of Dimes Oklahoma, Nurse of the Year, Education
- 2015-16 Selected for and participated in Oklahoma Leadership Academy
- 2015 Outstanding Ph.D. Student, Oklahoma City University, Kramer School of Nursing
- 2015 Highest GPA Award, Oklahoma City University, Kramer School of Nursing
- 2011-15 Doctoral Scholars Program, University of Central Oklahoma, Department of Nursing
- 2009 Outstanding Educator, Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Delta Chapter at Large
- 2005 Outstanding Graduate Student, Southern Nazarene University School of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Delta Chapter at Large
- Monday: 10 a.m.-noon
- Wednesday: 1-4 p.m.
- By Appointment
Professional and Community Involvement
2018-Current: Council on Undergraduate Research, Councilor and Chair Health Sciences Division
2018-Current: American Nurses Association, Member
2018-Current: Oklahoma Nurses Association, Member
2005-Current: Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Delta Chapter at Large
2005-Current: National League of Nursing, Member
2014-Current: Chi Alpha Campus Ministry, Breakaway Camp Nurse
2006-Current: UCO Chi Campus Ministry, Thanksfest Volunteer
Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities
Laubach, L. L. (2019). Transforming Learning: Application-Based Strategies Using Published Literature. The Journal of Nursing Education, Vol 58(4). p. 250.
Laubach, L. L. (2015). Student Learning in Simulation Based on Instructor Engagement in Design. Oklahoma City, OK: Oklahoma City University. Dissertation
Laubach, L.L, & Arnold, B.E., "Transformative, Meaningful Learning Experiences in Undergraduate Research." Faculty Administrator Networking Session. National Council on Undergraduate Research Conference 2019. Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA. (April 2019).
Laubach, L.L., Oklahoma Healthcare Workforce Simulation Conference, "Student Learning in Simulation," OSU-OKC, Oklahoma City, OK. (May, 2017).
Laubach, L. L., OUMC Clinical Educators Lunch & Learn, "You have a SimMan 3G: Now what?" OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK. (July 28, 2016).
Laubach, L. L., Clinical Hot Topics 2016, "Student Learning in Simulation," OU Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK. (January 15, 2016).
Laubach, L. L., Oklahoma Research Day, "Student Learning in Simulation Based on Instructor Engagement in Design," Tahlequah, OK. (March 13, 2015).
My teaching philosophy is centered around student learning. I believe students should be taught in a method that works best for their learning, yet helps them grow as an individual. Teaching is more than standing in front of a classroom and lecturing. It includes active learning strategies, transformative experiences, and individual mentoring and encouragement when needed. The goal of my philosophy is to provide experiences to help students better understand the concepts being taught as well as teaching students to become critical thinkers and life-long learners.
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