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New nursing instructor hired

Samantha Whiteaker

Kyle Russell

Samantha Whiteaker

IV Leader Staff

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Samantha Whiteaker,

Where are you from originally?

Where did you attend college and what degree do you hold?
I went to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria for my Bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN), then to Lewis University in Romeoville for my Master’s Degree in Nursing Education (MSN).  I am also certified in Inpatient Obstetrics, (RNC-OB).

What classes or positions are you currently assigned?  
I am currently teaching seminar and clinical for 1211.

Are you new to teaching?
I am a brand new teacher, I just graduated from Lewis in December of 2012!

What are your impressions of the atmosphere of IVCC, its faculty, staff and students?
I love it here, I hope to work here forever!  Everyone has been very very welcoming.

So far, what is your favorite aspect of IVCC?
I love that it’s so friendly—like a big family.

What is your favorite thing about the Illinois Valley area?
The scenery, and I love living in the country!

What should a student know about you?
I’m very friendly, love people. I ABSOLUTELY love mamas and babies—OB nursing is my passion in life. In my spare time I love to spend time with my husband and family, travel, judge horse shows, sing and play guitar and I LOVE to cook!

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