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Diploma, Barnes Hospital School of Nursing, St. Louis, MO
BSN, Missouri Western State College, St Joseph, MO
MSN, St Louis University, St. Louis, MO
PhD(c) St Louis University
Certifications: Inpatient Obstetrics and Certified Nurse Educator
Areas of Teaching / Academic Specialty
I graduated from nursing school in 1974 and have taught nursing since 1996. Even though I was teaching full-time, I continued to work part-time as a Labor and Delivery nurse until 2006. My 32 years as a bedside nurse has brought me great value and intense pleasure that enhances my teaching. Both my clinical experience and my MSN as a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist are the basis of my first academic specialty which is obstetrics.
The other area of interest has become nursing education itself. I have taught associate degree, undergraduates and accelerated students prior to coming to Ferris. Since I have been at Ferris I have been teaching the graduate students Nursing Education. While obstetrics is my love and what I enjoy teaching most, nursing education is becoming a close second.
Research / Scholarship
My research interests include nursing education and nurse’s themselves. My dissertation is a qualitative study based on the work of Patricia Benner and her Novice to Expert Model. I am interviewing experienced Labor Room nurses and asking them about their experiences with women in pain in labor.
Reviewer for Maternal & Child Nursing Care 3rd ed by London, Ladewig, Ball & Bindler, (2012). Pearson.
Reviewer for Evidence-Based Maternal-Newborn & Women's Health Nursing by Cesario & Morin, (2012). Pearson
Presentation: Pain Management: Current Evidence. STTI Kappa Epsilon Research Day. 10/21/10.
Reviewer for Promoting Health from Preconception through Maturity by Youngkin, FA, (2010). Davis Publishers.
Chapter writer for Women’s Health Nursing: Women during the reproductive years. E. Breslin & V. Lucas, Saunders (2003).
Co-author: Hydrotherapy during labor: an example of developing a practice policy. The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing, July/Aug. (2000).
Reviewer for AWHONN Competence Validation for Perinatal Care Providers by Kathleen Simpson and Patricia Creehan, Lippencott Publishers, (1997).
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