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Assistant Professor of Nursing
(260) 438-2878
Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions
The Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions
A.S.N., Alvin Community College
B.S.N., University of Phoenix
M.S.N., Indiana Wesleyan University
Ph.D., Capella University

Dr. Somerville joined the faculty at Cumberland University in 2015. She works in the RN-BSN and MSN nursing programs, both teaching and developing courses. She taught as an adjunct and was Interim Director of the RN-BSN program, August 2017-2018. She currently is a full-time faculty. Dr. Somerville’s nursing background includes Neuro, Cardiac, and Neuro-Surgical Intensive Care.  She enjoys presenting workshops and presentations promoting nursing education and evidence-based practice. 



Dissertation: QSEN Initiatives Patient Safety Officer: A Quantitative Study On

Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Patient Safety Competency, 2016

Thesis: Nurses’ Perception of Specialty Certification: A Replication Study of the
American Board of Nursing Specialties, 2010

Rubrics are a Good Thing. (2010). Illumination, 2 (2). 1-2



Student Engagement in Online Learning – Cumberland University – Colloquium (2018)