Professor Stewart-Perkins' nursing background is in both adult and pediatric health, primarily critical care. In the healthcare setting, she has progressed from staff nurse, to a charge nurse, a nurse educator, and finally into nursing management. Education has been her favorite, primarily focusing on student success. She has been teaching in the academic setting since 2015. She is an UMSL graduate and has been teaching with the College of Nursing since 2019.
MSN (emphasis in education), University of Missouri–Columbia
BSN, University of Missouri–St. Louis
Liberal Arts Degree, Meramac Community College
Professor Stewart-Perkins' area of focus in research is on student success, primarily underserved and at risk students. Research has included faculty mentoring for student success and early intervention to increase retention and success.
The Baccalaureate degree and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs and the post graduate APRN certificate program are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Colleges of Nursing Education. The baccalaureate degree program is approved by the Missouri Board of Nursing; all programs are approved by the Higher Learning commission.