Getting to Know You: Shirley Cooley, PhD, RN, CNE, C-EFM

Shirley Scott Cooley

As part of our ongoing series of faculty and staff profiles, this month we feature Shirley Cooley, PhD, RN, CNE, C-EFM, associate professor.

Name: Shirley Scott Cooley

Nickname: Shirley

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio – home of the Buckeyes!

Alma Mater: The Ohio State University (BSN); The Catholic University of America (MSN); Capella University (PhD).

I can’t live without: God.

If I could spend the day with one person it would be: My husband.

If I could travel anywhere, I would visit: Canada.

When I have down time, I: love watching a great movie.

My favorite movie is: I have several. These movies tell the story of triumph, overcoming tremendous challenges and/or obstacles; they are stories of hope and victory. Examples include “GI Jane,” “Secretariat,” “Cinderella Man,” “Rudy,” and “Hidden Figures.”

The quote I tend to live by is: “Nah, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us,” (Romans 8:37).

I am a nurse educator because: It is my calling to be a teacher.

The best advice I could give to incoming freshmen is: Be honest, work hard, be open to learn from others, and be true to that which is right and good.

One thing you may not know about me is: I am a great cook.

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