Faculty Spotlight: Peter Shute, MSN, BSN, EdD(c)

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Clinical Instructor, Nursing

Peter Shute

Professor Shute is a core-faculty member teaching nursing courses in the newly formed School of Nursing. He graduated from his first nursing program in 1980 and has had a vast experience in both clinical and administrative nursing positions in both acute care settings and community health settings. His community experience includes Migrant Health, Home Health, Hospice, Home infusion, and Jail health.

He currently is completing a Doctorate of Education from the University of Phoenix. His research topic is on faculty perceptions of caring in the nursing curriculum. Professor Shute is the founding faculty advisor for the Mercy University Tri-state American Association of Men in Nursing.

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Q&A With Professor Shute

What inspired you to pursue a career in teaching and academia?

" Based on my experience as a nursing student I wanted to approach teaching nursing differently to better impact the lives of students and contribute to their advancement of nursing knowledge based on the principles of caring and empathy. A career in teaching and academia has allowed me to have a significant influence on the nursing profession as a whole. Being able to support and nurture the development of future nurses has proven to be incredibly rewarding."

Could you describe a recent project or initiative related to teaching that you're passionate about?

"Peer evaluation is important in enhancing knowledge and expertise for faculty and is a concept I’m passionate about pursuing. As chair of the faculty development committee, we have created a peer evaluation tool that we think will help to increase knowledge and expertise among our nursing faculty."

How do you adapt to changes in education, such as online learning or new technologies, to enhance the learning experience?

"Adapting to changes in education is an ongoing process that requires flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to embrace new approaches. I’m a life-long learner and so I’m always looking to increase my knowledge and skills. I thrive on being challenged to learn new technologies and new teaching approaches."

What advice would you give to aspiring educators looking to excel in the field of academia?

"First obtain as much experience in your field so that when you become an educator you will bring a rich array of storytelling to your classes. Storytelling is important for faculty because it enhances engagement, connection, retention, application, emotional connection, and cultural appreciation in the learning environment. By effectively utilizing storytelling techniques, faculty can create a more dynamic and impactful learning experience for their students."