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Jerry Harvey, EdD, EdS, MSN, RN

Professor of Nursing


  • Doctor of Education: Curriculum and Instruction, Liberty University, 2016
  • Education Specialist, Liberty University, 2013
  • Master of Science, Wright State University-Dayton, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Southern Mississippi, 1985


Professor Harvey came to Liberty University in 2007 after serving 21 years as an Air Force Officer. In the Air Force, he worked as a critical care nurse, taught at the Air Force Medical Schoolhouse, and finished his career as Air Staff working for the Chief Nurse of the Air Force. At Liberty, he has taught courses throughout the residential curriculum to include all levels from freshmen to senior courses. Also while at Liberty, Professor Harvey earned his Doctorate of Education degree. His lovely wife Carol is also an RN and teaches at the LU School of Nursing. He loves working alongside his wife! One of Professor Harvey’s guiding bible verses as a teacher is found in Psalms 19:14 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer” (NIV). His goals as an educator include sharing/living out the gospel with his students, preparing students to pass the NCLEX, and helping students develop excellence in nursing.

Professional Memberships

  • Association for Nursing Professional Development
  • Liberty University Honor Society of Nursing
  • National League for Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Courses Taught

  • NURS 105 Medical Terminology
  • NURS 210 Health Assessment
  • NURS 221 Fundamentals in Nursing
  • NURS 225 Research in Nursing
  • NURS 301 Strategies for Adult Health Care I
  • NURS 302 Strategies for Adult Health Care II
  • NURS 416 Preceptorship in Nursing
  • NURS 460 Advanced Strategies for Adult Health Care


  • Reviewer for Lewis, S. et. al. Medical Surgical Nursing 8th edition, Chapters 63 and 64.
  • Chapter writer for Lewis, S. et. al. Medical Surgical Nursing 9th edition, Chapter 64.

Research Interest

  • Adult Education
  • Cardiac Nursing
  • Gastrointestinal Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Nursing Staff Development
  • Orthopedic Nursing
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