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Vanessa Wright

Vanessa Wright

Vanessa Wright ,
Assistant Professor of Nursing
School of Nursing


Vanessa Wright, RN, MSN began as a Licensed Practical Nurse graduating from Pioneer Technology Center, Ponca City, OK, in 2008 and received her Associates of Applied Science in nursing from Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa, OK in 2010. Vanessa obtained her BSN in 2011 and MSN in 2013 from Oklahoma City University. She received “The Heart of Nursing Award” and graduated top of her class. She is currently in the process of obtaining a PhD from Kramer School of Nursing. Her clinical practice areas included Emergency Medicine, Labor and Delivery, Medical-Surgical, and House Supervisor. She is currently a member of Emergency Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, Oklahoma Nurses Association, The Red Cross, National League of Nursing, Oklahoma Reserve Corps., and is Academic Vice President representing OCU for Sigma Theta Tau International’s Beta Delta Chapter-at-Large. Vanessa has been a nursing educator since 2012 and is passionate about producing nursing research grounded in Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and the creation of a caring curriculum in nursing academia.

Areas of Research

  • Methodologies
  • Phenomenology
  • Mixed Methodology
  • Middle Range Theory


  • Watson's Human Caring Theory
  • Self-Care of Nursing Educators
  • Nurses' Experience of Trauma
  • Spirituality in Nursing and Cultural Differences

Contact Information

Room 108
School of Nursing East
Oklahoma City, OK 73106