Nursing
Faculty & Staff
Swim, Staci
Clinical Instructor of Nursing

Email: smswim@okcu.edu
Office: NSE 204
Phone: (405) 208-6408
Staci Swim, MSN, RN, received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1989 from Kearney State College in Kearney, NE. Following her undergraduate degree, she worked primarily in cardiac intensive care, medical intensive care, and surgical intensive care as a bedside clinician. Prof. Swim spent several years in hospital management at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS. In 2002 with relocation to Oklahoma, she held the position of Director of Nursing in a long term care facility in Edmond, OK. Her first teaching experience came in 2005. Prof. Swim taught in a practical nursing program in Oklahoma City for seven years. During that time, she received awards of recognition for excellence in teaching, teamwork, and customer service. Her committee involvement included curriculum development, exam item writing, student advocate, and new faculty mentorship. In 2012, Prof. Swim earned a Master of Science in Nursing degree with an emphasis in Nursing Education from Oklahoma Baptist University. Throughout the master’s course work, she became passionate about the concepts of humor in nursing and caring as the essence of nursing. Life-long learning is a priority for Prof. Swim. Following the completion of her graduate degree, she accepted a position at Oklahoma City University’s Kramer School of Nursing. Prof. Swim is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and the National League for Nursing. She is married to Doug Swim, a 2005 alumnus of Oklahoma City University’s law school, and they reside in Edmond. They have three children: Bryce, Victoria, and Addison. Prof. Swim and her family attend Lifechurch.tv and actively serve in the church community. Her hobbies include family time, Husker football, going to garage sales, and crafts. Research interest: The use of humor in caring