I have been a nurse educator for over 15 years with a expansive background in critical care, education, leadership, and nursing administration. I have primarily taught courses in leadership and management, research, and adult medical surgical nursing. My research interest is clinical reasoning and critical thinking developed during clinical experiences in undergraduate nursing education. My goal is to constantly strive to develop teaching strategies that meet the diverse needs of the nursing student.
Nursing Agency II
Leadership & Management
Presented the poster "How to Recognize MRSA Infection in Schools and How to Avoid It - Enhancing faculty scholarship through collaboration among disciplines and community resources" at the National League of Nursing Education and Research Summit in New Orleans, LA, in January, 2009 (with Stacy Rose).
National League of Nursing Member
American Nurses Association Member
Ohio Nurses Association Member
American Organization of Nurse Executives Member
Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Xi Chapter Member
PhD, Curriculum & Instruction, Kent State University (2017), MSN, Gannon University (1994), BSN, Gannon University (1987)
"From Staff Development to Academia: A look Before You Leap" in the Journal for Staff Development, March/April 2009 (with Stacy Rose, Assistant Professor on Nursing, Kent State University Ashtabula).
Senita, J. (2017). Defining Critical Thinking Experiences of Senior Nursing Students. Ohiolink.
Ohio Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau International, National League for Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Faculty Recognition Award (2016). University Teaching Council, Kent State University.
Graduate Applause Certificate of Achievement (2015). University Teaching Council, Kent State University.