Rachel Borton

Rachel Borton

Director Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) online program & Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Burgess Hall 315
    (309) 677-4176
   rborton@bradley.edu

 

Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Illinois State University
MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Phoenix
BSN, Nursing from Bradley University

Biography

Professor Borton is ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) board-certified, as an Advanced Practice Nurse, specializing in Family Practice. Prior to coming to Bradley full-time, she functioned in the role of a full-time Family Advanced Practice Nurse. Professor Borton’s advanced practice clinical experience includes urgent care and family practice. She maintains her clinical expertise by working part-time at a local urgent care clinic.  

Professor Borton joined the Bradley University Department of Nursing Faculty in January 2010 as a part-time clinical instructor. In February 2011, she joined the faculty as a full-time Assistant Professor of Nursing. In August 2015, she became the FNP Director.

Professor Borton teaches full-time in the online FNP program. Prior teaching at Bradley included undergraduate Maternal-Newborn Nursing (theory & practicum), Health Assessment (theory), and adult health medical-surgical practicum.

Professor Borton received her Ph.D. in Nursing at Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University. Research interests include increasing breastfeeding and breastfeeding rural mothers. She is currently involved in research studies that focus on the breastfeeding experience among rural mothers and interventions to increase breastfeeding duration.

Teaching

Professor Borton teaches full-time in the online FNP program, Prior teaching at Bradley included Maternal-Newborn Nursing (theory & practicum), Health Assessment (theory), sophomore adult health medical-surgical practicum.

Scholarship

Professor Borton is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Nursing at Mennonite College of Nursing, Illinois State University.

Research interests include increasing breastfeeding duration with infants and first-time mothers.  She is currently involved in two different research studies that are focused on breastfeeding in rural mothers and interventions to increase breastfeeding duration.

Service

Community

Bible Baptist Church, Peoria, Il

Pianist, Junior Church Instructor, Junior Church Pageant Director, Nursery Worker

March 2007 - Present