Dr. Law-Ham graduated in 1983 with a BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and in 1990 from the University of Lowell-Massachusetts with a MS in Nursing - Family NP. She has worked in many different settings as an RN including, inpatient medical-surgical and maternal-child health units. As a family nurse practitioner, Dr. Law-Ham worked in a private OBGYN practice, Community Health Center setting, OB Residency clinic, and an urgent care/primary care office (to name a few). Dr. Law-Ham became a nurse educator in 2003 "officially" though has always sought to mentor students even in her earliest experiences as a nurse. She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in nursing in face-to-face and on-line settings. Dr. Law-Ham completed her Ph.D. through Capella University in Fall, 2014. Her dissertation entitled, ' An examination of clinical instructor effectiveness based on educational preparation as perceived by nursing students' investigated student perceived differences of clinical faculty teaching effectiveness based on instructor degree preparation.
Ph.D. in Nursing Education
MSN - Family nurse Practitioner
University of Lowell
BS in Nursing
Board Certifications and Licenses
Certified Nurse Educator
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Law-Ham, D.M. (2014) An examination of clinical instructor effectiveness based on educational preparation as perceived by nursing students (Doctoral dissertation). Proquest (UMI Number 3642190).
Other Scholarly Activity
- An examination of clinical instructor effectiveness based on educational preparation as perceived by nursing students poster presentation at the Saint Anselms Educator conference, Cape Cod, MA. on June 2, 2016.
- Identification of academically at-risk accelerated bachelor of science in nursing students to support development of strategies to promote academic success co-presenter with Debra Kramlich Ph.D., RN, CCRN, CNE (and authors Judith Belanger, RN, M.S.N/ED, CNE.,and Nora Crevens, M.A.) of a poster presentation at the Saint Anselms Educator conference, Cape Cod, MA. on June 1, 2017.