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PhD, Education/Nursing Education: Capella University
MS, Leadership Systems/Education Focus: Regis University
BSN, Nursing: Regis University


Margaret Riley, PhD, has teaches Professional Roles, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Medical-Surgical Nursing and Clinical Reasoning. She tries to engage students through active learning strategies, e.g. case studies, conceptual models and interactive discussion. 

Riley dissertation was "The Lived Experience of Novice Nurses who Have Based Decisions on Intuition" and she would love to explore other aspects of nursing intuition, particularly with novices (and students). 

Riley served in the United States Air Force, which is how her career changed from being an English major/Japanese minor to nursing.

She still enjoys reading and languages fascinate her. Riley is also an animal lover, and she has been involved in Bulldog Rescue. She enjoys riding motorcycles, hiking, swimming, shooting sports and spending time relaxing at her cabin in the Wet Mountain Valley. Riley is looking forward to exploring Grand Junction and the area!

Published Work 

Book reviews for Metapsychology Online Reviews 
Peer reviewer for Nurse Educator (journal).
Teaching tools (e.g. oxygen carrying capacity and challenges, diabetes mellitus, cardiac concepts).

Margaret Riley Curriculum Vitae