Vivian Day, PhD, RN-BC
College of Heath, Human Services, and Science
Dr. Vivian Day is an Assistant Professor in the College of Heath, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. She earned her PhD in Education at Capella University, and her Master’s degree in Health Care Administration and Bachelor’s degree in Science and Health Care Administration from Saint Joseph’s College. She also has a nursing certificate from Labouré College. Her dissertation for her doctoral degree focused on a qualitative research study about the impact stories and storytelling have on nursing. Dr. Day is a professional registered nurse with 40 years of experience, holding such positions in the past as staff nurse, consultant, and chief nursing administrator. She joined Ashford in 2010 and loves teaching in many areas of health care. She says, “One of the specific things I really like about teaching at Ashford is the total focus on student success and the emphasis on nurturing the students as well as the staff. I am always so thankful to see how students are able to use their newly learned information to apply it to their jobs. Those moments are priceless.”
When she isn’t teaching or nursing, Dr. Day enjoys playing the piano and occasionally providing the background music for special functions. She also likes scrap-booking, cooking, writing articles and poetry for publication, volunteering for the Red Cross, traveling, and visiting her four grown children, twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other friends and family who live all over the country. While Stuart, FL is where she and her husband call home, the couple has been fortunate enough to live in such varied places as New Mexico, Texas, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts.