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Biography

Currently  teaching in Nursing Leadership and Management (N-4351) and Transition to Professional Nursing (N-4350) on-campus pre-licensure BSN program.  Responsibilities  include course lecture preparations, and collaborate with team members for course revisions  and updates.  Clinical responsibilities for both courses include organizing clinical site orientation, preceptor selection, and student oversight in collaboration with clinical site coordinator, unit managers, and nurse preceptors.

Course content in N-4351 focuses on development of essential leadership, management, and communication skills necessary for professional nursing practice in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. Teaching strategies include individual and group learning activities and discussions designed to engage students in learning in a collaborative enviornment.

Course content of N-4350 is focused on facilitating the successful transition from student nurse to professional nurse prepared to provide holistic care for individuals with simple to complex needs. Multiple strageties are employed for evaluation of readiness for clinical practice including patient care simulation and computer based testing.

Section Lead for  RN-BSN Vulnerable Populations (N-4465). Responsibilities in this on-line course include team collaboration with course faculty and academic coaches for course updates, course delivery and oversight of student progress. This course  focuses on the role of the professional nurse in identifying health care needs of vulnerable, at-risk, and disenfranchised populations.

Professional Preparation

    • 2006 MHA in Health AdminstrationUniv. Phoenix
    • 2005 MSN Univ. Phoenix
    • 1979 BSN Texas Christian Univ.

Courses

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Sept 2015 to  Present ACADEMIC STANDARDS COMMITTEE-Member current

      All changes to undergraduate degree programs and to the undergraduate course inventory (adds, changes, deletes) must be approved by the Undergraduate Assembly via the Committee on Undergraduate Curricula. College and school departments originate these requests using the online Curriculum Change system, Courseleaf. (Note: Any changes in degree standards must be reviewed and approved by the Academic Standards Committee.)

  • Elected
    • Aug 2015 to  Present Committee on Professional Nursing Peer Review

      College of Nursing Committee