Associate Professor and Director of the Nursing Program
Lauren Swant, MSN, RNC-NIC, CNE - Associate Professor and Director of the Nursing Program
Lauren earned her Master's of Science in Nursing Education from Indiana State University and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, where she is currently enrolled in her Doctor of Nursing Practice in Health Sciences Executive Leadership. She has also earned certifications as a Certified Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse and a Certified Nurse Educator.
Her diverse nursing background includes 13 years as a neonatal intensive care nurse (NICU), working in NICUs in New York and Montana, and transporting critically ill infants as a member of the NICU Mercy Flight team with Benefis Health Systems. She has also had the privilege of teaching LPN and RN students at Great Falls College - Montana State University, spending the last two years of her time there as the Nursing Program Director.
Courses taught: Maternal/Child, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology
Research interests include the Impact of Improved Interprofessional and Intraprofessional Communication on Patient Outcomes and Increasing Academic Literacy as a Method to Increase Nursing Student Success.
Outside of work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children traveling and exploring the outdoors through hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, and skiing.
Interviewing for this position, I was nervous and intimidated by the prestigious reputation of Carroll College. I am both honored and thrilled to have been given this opportunity to join the Carroll College family as the Director of the Nursing Program.- Lauren Swant