About the Instructor


Lauren Cowherd, R.N.

Mrs. Lauren Cowherd earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Truman State University in 2005. After working for several years as a floor nurse in the hospital, she decided to return to school in part because I had a desire to focus more on education. I graduated in 2012 with my Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois Chicago and worked for the next 8 years as a Nurse Practitioner in Internal Medicine and Family Medicine clinics.

Mrs. Cowherd says, "One of my favorite aspects of nursing is educating not only patients and family members, but also fellow healthcare workers. In 2019 my family moved from Illinois to Boonville (my husband’s hometown). Since moving back I have worked as an Adjunct Nursing Instructor for Columbia College and as a Clinical Nursing Instructor for Central Methodist University. I looks forward to working with students and increasing their knowledge, skills, and passion for healthcare."