Alan Pearson is an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Southern Utah University (SUU). He received his first baccalaureate degree from Southern Utah University where he majored in political science and minored in computer science. He then went on to complete a second baccalaureate in nursing (BSN) from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. He earned his Master of Science Degree in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Utah with emphasis in family practice. Alan completed the Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program at the University of Utah in May 2010. He has been educating nursing students at the undergraduate level for eleven years focusing on medical/surgical nursing and community health nursing.
Alan began his teaching career with Weber State University in 2001 with the SUU cooperative nursing program. During his four years with Weber State University Nursing, Alan served as curriculum chair for medical/surgical nursing and worked closely with colleagues at SUU to develop the curriculum framework for the nursing program at Southern Utah University.
His areas of expertise include acute and chronic care of families and individuals from the neonate to the geriatric population. He remains current in clinical practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a urology clinic in Cedar City, Utah. He is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).