I have worked as an RN in the intensive care units for over 19 years. I currently am a lecturer in the College of Nursing at Kent State University, where I hold the rank of Senior Lecturer Non-Tenure Track. I have held this appointment for the past 15 years.
My area of instruction include teaching critical care nursing and nursing informatics. In addition, I co-coordinate the nursing simulation laboratory for the college. My role as a coordinator in the simulation laboratory has been to develop, design, and program nursing simulation activities for both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. The simulation environment utilizes state-of-the-art computerized manikins, virtual simulation products, and standardized patient actors to prepare students for the practice environment.
NURS 40010 - Nursing of the Critically Ill
NURS 30050 - Basic Nursing Informatics
NURS 60010 - Advanced Nursing Informatics
BSN, Cleveland State University, 2003, MA, Exercise Physiology, Kent State University, 2002, BS, Exercise Science, Kent State University, 1998
Rafferty-Semon, P., Jarzembak, J., & Shanholtzer, J. (2016, November). Simulating complex community disaster preparedness. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, (OJIN), Vol. 22, No. 1, in 2017.
Shelestak, D., Meyers, T., Jarzembak, J., & Bradley, E. (2015). Using the clinical decision making framework to assess clinical judgment during human patient simulation: A pilot study. Nursing Education Perspective, 36 (3), 185-187.
National League for Nursing, International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning
Two time recipient of the Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award