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Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma

Classes Taught

RN to B.S. Track- Clinical Coordinator

  • Community

Traditional Nursing Program, B.S.

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Course Coordinator
  • Service Learning


Education and Certifications

  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified, March 2022
  • Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Maryville University, St. Louis,  December 2021
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program, Maryville University, St. Louis, December 2021
  • Master of Science in Nursing Education, Oklahoma Baptist University, December 2012
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Regis University, Denver, Colorado, May 1994

Teaching Philosophy

Dr. Elderton's overall teaching philosophy is founded on the belief that nursing is both an art and a science. Her goal is to collaborate with students to help them excel in learning content and compassionate application to nursing practice.


  • Enjoying family and friends as each day is an adventure.
  • Yoga, jogging and being outside.
  • Creative writing
  • Mission centered travel

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