BSN from University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing, 1991
Assistant Professor Rebecca Ventura brings over 20 years of medical experience as a registered nurse to Davenport University. She has worked primarily in the critical care arena specializing in emergency room nursing. She assisted in the development of the Preceptor and Mentor Program for McLaren Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department in Flint. During her nursing career, she was introduced to teaching in the clinical and classroom setting.
After serving over six years in the United States Army, Rebecca has gained an appreciation for worldwide travel. Her military upbringing along with her Army career allowed her the opportunity to live in four countries and visit six others. Rebecca’s passion for culture and diversity continues to grow, as well her future travel destinations. Her military experience is evident in her professionalism, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Rebecca has worked for Davenport University for over 7 years. She teaches the core courses for the medical assistant program and has recently been appointed the Interim Program Director. She oversees both the phlebotomy and medical assistant internship students and serves as the chair for the Medical Assistant Advisory Board and Quality Assurance Committee for her campus.
Rebecca is an active member of the nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau, the American Nursing Association, and the American Medical Technologist Association. Rebecca’s teaching philosophy is simple, “strive to challenge each student to become a life-long learner”.