Terri Gibson, DNP, MSN
Doctor of Nursing Practice from Loma Linda University, 2016
M.S. Nursing, University of New Mexico, 2008
Board Certified, Registered Nurse
Certifications include ANCC Ambulatory Care, and American College of Lifestyle Medicine Diplomat.
Additional education completed: Faith Community Nurse (2019).
Gibson, T., Glew, R., Hendrix, I (2015). Giving Voice to Nurse Scholarship: A Manuscript Writing Workshop for Nurses. The New Mexico Nurse, Fall 2015.
Gibson, T., McCarty, T., & McCary, J. (2014). Live Fit Family Challenge: Tackling Obesity One Family at a time. The New Mexico Nurse, 9-10.
Gibson, T.L., & Lloyd, S. (2018). Nursing staff perceptions of fall risk: The emergence of learned helplessness as a theme. Journal of Nursing Administration, 48(1), 5-7.
2020 launched the Lifestyle Nursing Website through grant-finding and partnership: http://lnusa.org/
American Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
National League for Nursing
American College of Nursing
American Holistic Nurses Association
National Association of Public Hospitals (America’s Essential Hospitals), 2013
Gage Award Remarkable Project “The Live Fit Family Challenge”, March 2013
New Mexico Nurse Excellence: Community Service Award, December 2012
2018 Southwestern Adventist University Professional Achievement Recognition
Awards Honorarium given for project implementation of project and publication. April 2018
2016 Helen Emori King Professional Leadership Award: Voted by graduate faculty
and awarded to the master's student who demonstrates distinction in nursing leadership.
Loma Linda School of Nursing, Doctorate of Nursing Practice program. June 10, 2016
Dr. Terri Gibson has previous experience as a Magnet Program Manager and as an outpatient float nurse in a variety of settings. She is happily married to Don Gibson, who is a retired pastor. Their family includes Pastor Michael and Melissa Gibson, as well as three older children, their spouses, and four beautiful grandchildren. Living life as a pastoral family has allowed Gibson and her family to live in various states such as Alaska, Arkansas, New Mexico and Texas.
Dr. Gibson loves nature photography and combining them with her favorite scriptures, such as Micah 6:8, Zephaniah 3:17, Psalms 56:3 and Hebrews 4:14-16. Besides camping with family, her favorite activities include Slalom Skiing and, more recently, disc golfing. She also enjoys working with the community and providing health education in support of healthy living. She finds it to be very satisfying to help people find joy and satisfaction in life, while feeling better and improving their well-being.