Shevellanie Lott, PhD, RN, CNE, is dean of the Hampton University School of Nursing. Prior to becoming dean, she served as chairperson of the Department of Undergraduate Nursing Education for eight years in the School of Nursing, College of Virginia Beach.Dr. Lott began her career at Hampton University as a clinical adjunct faculty member in 2006 and assumed a myriad of faculty roles that led to her appointment as chair of the Department of Undergraduate Nursing Education.
Dr. Lott has spent the majority of her nursing career as an intensive care nurse in the areas of trauma, medical and cardiovascular, and post-anesthesia care nursing. Her goal has always been to align nursing education with the teaching-learning process in the healthcare environment to promote excellent health care outcomes. This passion for excellence led to her desire to guide nursing students and junior faculty.
She is a consummate educator who dedicates her time and attention to mentoring students to become competent and committed nurses. At Hampton, she has taught Nursing Research, Pathophysiology, Adult Health Nursing I & II, Computations in Pharmacotherapeutics, Pharmacotherapeutics, and Professional Development Seminar and continued to focus on student success. Her innate ability for teaching complicated material and making it relevant to today’s nursing student has been touted by students and junior faculty. The required skill sets she teaches are essential for success in nursing. Dr. Lott has been recognized for her contributions to Hampton University as the recipient of the coveted Edward L. Hamm Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award bestowed by the Hampton University president.
Dr. Lott has received other distinguished faculty teaching awards from premier nursing organizations, such as the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, identified as a Minority Nurse Faculty Scholar. She is a National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator and most recently, a National League for Nursing (NLN) 2016-2017 Jonas Scholar. A Jonas Scholar, selected by the NLN Foundation and Jonas Center, facilitates the NLN’s dedication to faculty development and promotes opportunities for leadership and career advancement of nurse educators. Dr. Lott is a nurse educator who continues to cultivate her interest in the success of nursing students. This interest early in her career resulted in her pursuit and being awarded two grants on student retention and student interest in the areas of biomedical health care and library science. Her area of research has been more refined and focuses on accelerated nursing students’ perception of variables which influence their retention and success.
Dr. Lott is a member of local, state, and international nursing organizations. She is a member of the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA); American Nurses Association (ANA); National League for Nurses (NLN); Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN); and Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing. Dr. Lott received her B.S.N. degree from Howard University, M.S.N. from the University of Phoenix (online), and Ph.D. in Nursing Education from Hampton University.