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Cathy Shawcroft

Instructor of Nursing

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Health Sciences 107



MSN, Walden University

BSN, Colorado Mesa University


Cathy Shawcroft grew up in St. Louis, Mo. and joined the Navy after high school, serving in Rhode Island and Florida. She started school at Pensacola Junior College and then went on to attend Colorado Mesa University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from CMU in 2001 and went on to earn her Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing Education from Walden University. She started at CMU in 2009 as a clinical instructor teaching the Community Health lab online. In 2012, Shawcroft became a full-time instructor of nursing teaching Community Health. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nurses Association and the Colorado Nurses Association.

In her classes, she likes to encourage student interaction and uses groups, asks questions, speaks with humor and lectures. Her philosophy is that students learn at their own pace and if it takes longer to teach them or involves extra work, it's OK. Shawcroft tries to incorporate different teaching strategies for different types of learners.


Before joining CMU, she worked for the Health Department as a public health nurse, teaching first-time mothers in the Nurse Family Partnership Program. Shawcroft has a husband who is retired, five grown children and eight grandchildren, with whom she loves spending time.

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