Dr. Annie Muller is a tenured Associate Professor of Nursing at FMU. She has been a nurse over 39 years, with the last 24 years as a Board Certified Family and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Muller has taught nursing since 2005, and has been at FMU since Jan. 2010. She has recently co-authored the chapter Facilitation learning in a healthcare environment in Wittmann-Price, R.A., Wilson, L. & Gittings, K. (Editors) (2018). Review manual for the certified clinical nurse educator (CNEcl) examination. NYC: Spring Publisher.
She has also presented at several conferences for Drexel and the Southern Regional Education Board- Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. Her most recent poster presentation for the SREB won the poster presentation: Transformational Education of APRN Students: Achieving Excellence in Outcomes for LGBTQ Populations.
Dr. Muller completed her ADN in nursing at Ventura City College, Ventura, CA, her bachelor’s in nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA, and her master’s in nursing at Fresno State University, Fresno, CA. As part of the master’s program, she focused on family health care as a nurse practitioner and returned for a second focus in pediatrics. In 2001, Dr. Muller returned to school to complete her doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) at Rush University, Chicago, IL with a focus on community projects and outcomes evaluation. As her doctorial project, she established an Asthma Coalition for the county in Springfield, IL, which assisted individuals with limited access to health care to receive evaluation and treatment for asthma.
As part of her educational experience, Dr. Muller has traveled to 19 different countries, with many of them visit several times. Recently, she has accompanied other faculty to provide extended cultural education to nursing students here at FMU, with the most recent trips being to London, England and Belize, Central America. She is the co-advisor for the MNA nursing organization, a member of the Admission, Progression, and Graduation Committee, and is certified in online teaching.
As part of the nursing faculty at FMU, Dr. Muller has developed several courses currently used in the FNP program and the Interprofessional Healthcare program of Health Administration. She currently teaches several courses online for adult learners to help them obtain their degree in the non-traditional manner.