Amy Ackerson

Campus: West Plains



  • MSN, Missouri State University (2012)
  • BSN, South Dakota State University (1998)


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)


  • ALH 116 Medical Terminology

Professional experience

  • National League for Nursing
  • Missouri League for Nursing
  • Missouri Organization for Associate Degree Nursing
  • National Organization for Associate Degree Nursing


  • West Plains Rotary Presenter
  • Poster Presentation - Development of Simulation Scenarios for Use in Nursing and Respiratory Therapy for a Rural Two Year University

Research and professional interests

  • Simulation Development for Nursing and Respiratory Therapy
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Home Health Nursing/Pediatric Infusion Nursing
  • Technology in Nursing Education

Campus Service

  • Development of Allied Health Simulation Lab
  • Faculty Evaluations Committee
  • University Assessment Committee
  • Faculty Handbook Committee
  • Faculty Senate
  • Nursing Faculty Organization
  • Nursing Scholarship Committee
  • Advisory Council
  • Nursing Recruitment and Retention
  • Nursing Admissions Committee
  • Student Advisor

Other interests

  • Missionary for Medical Missions to Falmouth-Jamaica
  • NFL Football
  • Children's Ministries
  • Children's Sports

Community Service

  • Active member First United Methodist Church
  • Co-Coach for West Plains Soccer Association
  • Advisory Board for Friendship Circle Preschool
  • Pioneer Member Information of "Christ's Closet" Charity
  • Food Drive Organizer for Christ's Kitchen
  • Children's Choir Director at First United Methodist Church

Awards and honors

  • Faculty Merit Award (2011)
  • The President's Volunteer Service Award (2010)
  • OMC Outstanding Nurse Nomination (2007)

Favorite Quote

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
— Philippians 4:13