Audrey Thompson is in her 26th year at Oral Robert University Anna Vaughn School of Nursing, currently holding the position of Senior Professor, as well as Program Director for the BSN and RN-BSN programs offered by the Anna Vaughn School of Nursing.
Audrey holds a PhD in Nursing from Texas Woman's University: a Masters in Nursing degree from Oral Roberts University, specializing in community health nursing and nursing administration. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. Her research interests include health needs, community development, leadership, and nursing leadership issues.
“Initially my career at ORU Anna Vaughn School of Nursing was as a member of the teaching team for the Community Mental Health Nursing and the Leadership in Nursing course” Audrey said. “As my role Course Coordinator expanded into other courses, I discovered I enjoyed the challenge of handling administrative duties involved in the progression and matriculation of students through our programs as well as influencing the professional development of faculty team members. My experience at ORU has provided many opportunities, serving as Project Coordinator of two Federal grants to the coordination of International clinical experiences across the nursing curriculum.”
Intermittently, Audrey also works as an Organizational Consultant for Non-Profit Agencies and special interest groups. In this role, she assists with the identification of funding sources, grant writing, and organizational issues. Empowering communities to grow and flourish is a God-given passion of Dr. Thompson's.