July 29, 2008
Three faculty members will begin their service with Oklahoma Baptist University's School of Nursing this fall. Gerry Milligan, Krista Ranck and Valerie Watts join 12 other new faculty members on campus for the upcoming semester.
Milligan is an assistant professor of nursing. He worked overseas for 31 years in a variety of healthcare-related roles. His duties included teaching nursing, leading nursing curriculum development, serving as a hospital administrator and working as a strategy leader for healthcare ministries in a regional area.
He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla., and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He earned a master's degree in nursing from Columbia Pacific University in San Rafael, Calif.
Ranck is an instructor of nursing. She recently worked as registered nurse with Mercy Health Center's Family Birth Place in Oklahoma City. She also served as adjunct clinical instructor at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, supervising obstetrics clinical rotations. She has served as an adjunct clinical instructor for Platt College, a prenatal class instructor and birth center R.N. for Deaconess Hospital, and a medical/surgical R.N. at Mercy Health Center, all in Oklahoma City.
She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Central Oklahoma. She currently is working toward a master's degree in nursing from the University of Oklahoma's College of Nursing in Oklahoma City.
Watts is an assistant professor of nursing. She recently worked as a nursing instructor at Seminole State College. She also serves as a first lieutenant soldier and nurse in the U.S. Army Reserves.
She is returning to her alma mater, having earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from OBU in 1997. She earned a master's degree in nursing management and administration, with a focus on nursing education, from the University of Phoenix.