Shane Yardley - SUU Faculty

Shane Yardley

Assistant Professor of Nursing

"Quality online education is a reality in today's world. This degree program will enable you to continue practicing in your current role while pursing the next level in your nursing career."

Degrees Held:

Ph.D. – The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1987

Career Highlights:

  • Healthcare Simulation Graduate Certificate – Boise State University, 2019
  • MSN in Leadership & Management – Western Governors University, 2018
  • BSN – Southern Utah University, 2011
  • ASN – Weber State University, 2010
  • Practical Nursing Certificate of Completion – Snow College, 2009
  • Paramedic Certificate of Completion – Dixie State College, 2007
  • A.S. in General Studies – Utah State University, 2006
  • Assistant chief nursing officer, December 2018 – April 2019
  • CNA clinical supervisor, Milford Memorial Hospital, September 2017 – April 2019
  • Director of quality, Milford Memorial Hospital, October 2015 – April 2019
  • Director of infection prevention & control, Milford Memorial Hospital, January 2015 – April 2019
  • Fixed-wing flight RN, 2015-2017

In which online degree program do you teach?

  • Which class do you teach online?

    NURS 4361: Essentials of Evidence-Based Practice for RN to BSN

  • What do you want students in your courses to learn? What is the learning outcome or objective?

    This course is designed to identify the essentials of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) within the nursing profession by looking at theoretical and research-based concepts; the application to EBP principles; and how the practice of research complements EBP evaluation, application and implementation.

  • Why did you start teaching?

    I love helping others achieve their dreams. I have worked during a nursing shortage, so I personally know how critical it is to produce quality nurses to feed our own profession.

  • What advice would you give to those considering the online RN to BSN program?

    Quality online education is a reality in today's world. This degree program will enable you to continue practicing in your current role while pursing the next level in your nursing career.

  • What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?









  • What do you think are the biggest challenges that people in nursing face today?

    Staying up to date with current evidence and maintaining self-care habits that promote a long and healthy career

  • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

    Trauma Junkie: Memoirs of an Emergency Flight Nurse by Janice Hudson

  • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

    I have had the privilege of working in healthcare, in various roles, since 2005. My background and passion is in rural and emergency medicine. I have worked in a variety of practice settings, from long-term care to EMS and flight nursing, during my career. I taught Clinical & Simulation Learning at Southwest Technical College during the inaugural year of their LPN Program. I maintain practice as an RN at Milford Memorial Hospital and continue to run as an Advanced EMT at Milford Valley Ambulance Service. My wife Joan is a family nurse practitioner who works primarily in ERs, with some clinic time, at Beaver Valley Hospital and Milford Memorial Hospital. Together we have a dachshund named Swiper that we consider our first son, a two-year-old boy named Owen and a daughter due in January 2020. We live in Milford and have an unofficial petting zoo with a miniature donkey named Penelope Jane, a cart-trained pony named Hank, and three goats: Max, Oreo and Daisy.

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