I have been full time faculty at Kent State for the past 5 years. I have a passion for the health care of children and have been a practicing RN at the bedside for over 30 years. My specialties include pediatrics and neonatal intensive care nursing. I am currently certified in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing. I also have my certification as a Certified Nurse Educator.
I have a passion for active learning strategies that enhance clinical reasoning and judgment, including unfolding case studies and simulation. I believe in empowering students by giving them the tools to apply knowledge into practice and to help stimulate the development of multiple ways of thinking, clinical reasoning, and reflection through facilitating active and experiential learning. I also value the importance of integrating classroom and clinical teaching in an effort to teach students to use knowledge. As a teacher, I find great satisfaction in instilling the values of nursing and witnessing the transformation of the nursing student to the professional role of the nurse.
NURS 30020 – Health Care of Children
NURS 30070 – Health Care Policy
NURS 31095 – Ethics in Clinical Practice
NURS 40872 – Introduction to Evidence Based Practice
NURS 45060 – NCLEX Review Preparation
NURS 20030 – Foundations of Nursing (Clinical)
MSN, Kent State University, 2011, BSN, Youngstown State University, 1984, AAS in Nursing, Youngstown State University, 1981
Walker, L. (2013). Bonding with books: The parent-infant connection in the neonatal intensive care unit. Neonatal Network, 32(2), 104-109.
Sigma Theta Tau International, National League for Nursing
Barbara Donaho Distinguished Leadership in Learning Award