Sarah Patel, MSN, RN, is the undergraduate student success coordinator at The University of New Mexico College of Nursing. She joined the College in 2017 as a lecturer I. She enjoys teaching undergraduate students about female reproductive and neonatal health.
Patel is enrolled in the Nursing Doctor of Philosophy program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her dissertation is on the effect of incivility on the belonging of undergraduate nursing students in the nursing profession and community. Her research interests include nursing education, critical/clinical thinking development, belongingness, perinatal depression and fetal monitoring. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing, with a concentration in Education, from Grand Canyon University and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UNM.
Patel serves as the New Mexico Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Health (AWHONN) section chair. In 2017, she was chosen as one of 10 individuals to represent AWHONN as an Emerging Leader. Since that experience, Sarah has assisted in revising the AWHONN Scope and Standards of Practice.