Mrs. Connie Bierly Ford serves as associate professor of nursing and Director of Clinical Simulation. She received her nursing diploma from Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing in 1977. She also received her B.S.N. from Xavier University in 1989 and her M.S. from Wright State University in 1992. She completed her second master's in nursing in 2003 as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Wright State University and completed doctoral studies at the University of Cincinnati in 1998. Ford has been at Cedarville since 1993.


  • F.N.P., Wright State University
  • M.S., Wright State University
  • B.S.N., Xavier University
  • Educational Sabbatical Doctoral Studies, University of Cincinnati

Areas of Interest:

  • Clinical simulation
  • Retail clinic nurse practitioner practices

Selected Scholarly Activities:

  • Ford, C. (1992). Pre-hospital parental interventions for febrile children. Presented at the 4th Annual Nursing Research Symposium Bethesda North Hospital Research Presentation.
  • Ford. C. (1995). Integrating community health across the curriculum. Poster presented at the Mosby's Faculty Development Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
  • Ford, C. (1998). Stretching the boundaries: An ER dilemma. Journal of Christian Nursing,15(4), 4–6.
  • Ford. C. (1999). Spirituality and spiritual care: A theoretical model for nursing practice. Presented to the School of Engineering, Nursing, and Science, Cedarville College, Cedarville, OH.
  • Ford, C. (2000). International teleconference spirituality and spiritual care: Implications for nursing practice. Presented to Gordon University. Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Ford, C. (2005, 2006). Emergency preparedness seminar. Presented at Cedarville University Medical Services, Cedarville, OH.
  • Ford, C. (2008). Spirituality and nursing session. Presented for the Parish Nursing Certification Course.
  • Ford, C. (2009). Mock codes and simulation. Presented at the Dayton Area Simulation Conference.

Professional Services:

  • Tri-State Clinical Simulation Consortium, 2007–2010

Missions Involvement

  • Alaska

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