Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing
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Urmila Harold, MSN, RN, teaches undergraduate courses at Graceland University’s School of Nursing on the Independence, Missouri campus. As much as Urmila loves teaching face-to-face, she must admit the experience of schooling students online in her jammies sipping on a hot cup of tea is divine. Nursing and teaching nursing are the two joys of her professional life. In her nursing practice, Urmila worked hard at caring for her patients, helping them feel better and doing whatever it took to get them back to a normal life.
“That’s my motto in academia, too, whatever it takes to see that my student succeeds.”
~ Urmila Harold
Urmila began her journey in nursing in the capital of India. After completing her initial nursing diploma 27 years ago, she began working as a recovery nurse at a heart institute, learning so much about heart and cardiac surgeries. Fifteen years later, Urmila and her husband, with two toddler sons in tow, moved to the United States. Her professional experience includes critical care, med-surg, home health and school health.
Attending Chamberlain College of Nursing’s online degree programs (her reason of admiration and appreciation for online studies), Urmila earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees and is currently pursuing her doctorate in nursing practice. She credits her sources of motivation being her dad and the great poet Robert Frost, who wrote “Woods are lovely dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.”