UT Tyler


Lynn Summers, PhD, RN

Lynn Summers, PhD, RN

Title: Clinical Instructor
Department: Nursing
Building: BRB 2125
Email: lsummers@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7320


  • Diploma in Nursing - Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing
  • BSN - Ashland University
  • MSN - The University of Texas at Tyler
  • PhD - The University of Texas at Tyler


Courses Taught

  • NURS3611 Medical-Surgical Nursing I class and clinical
  • NURS3310 Health Assessment lab

Research Interests

  • Cancer patients
  • Cognition
  • Nursing education

Recent Publications

  • Summers, L. E. (2012). Effects of chemotherapy on patients’ cognitive function. Cancer Nursing Practice, 11(8), 27-31
  • Missildine, K., Fountain, R., Summers, L., & Gosselin, K. (2013). Flipping the classroom to improve student performance and satisfaction. Journal of Nursing Education, 52, 597-599.
  • Missildine, K., Fountain, R., & Summers, L. (2009).Textbook companion electronic study materials: are students using them? Nurse Educator, 34(3), 107-8.

Teaching Philosophy

My philosophy of nursing education is based on the theory of human caring. Helping students develop as clinical-decision makers that have foundations in integrity, critical thinking, and respect for others. Teaching at the baccalaureate level, the students are being prepared to enter the workforce as generalists. It is important to assist them to not only gain the knowledge and clinical competency required as a nurse but to help them develop the values that make nursing one of the most trusted professionals. I attempt to be a role model and encourage students to become lifelong learners as nursing is an ever changing field.

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