I have been a practicing nurse for 30 years. My clinical experience includes critical care, post-anesthesia, med-surg nursing, home and hospice care nursing. I have taught diploma and baccalaureate nursing students at all levels of the curriculum. I began my leadership role at Kent State College of Nursing in 2007 as the Director of the Accelerated BSN program and have continued to expand my role to the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Programs. In this role, I am responsible for the traditional BSN program, the Accelerated BSN program, and the RN to BSN program.
My research interests are in student success and transition to practice in the RN role. I have been awarded Robert Wood Johnson New Careers in Nursing funding for five consecutive years, a simulation grant for theatre students, and self-care initiative funds from Donna Karan's Urban Zen Foundation. I have received numerous teaching awards including the Outstanding Faculty Award at the college level and the Outstanding Teaching Award by the Kent State University Teaching Council. I have presented and published on a variety of nursing topics. I also have 17 years experience teaching NCLEX review courses.
- NURS 45060 - NCLEX Review
- NURS 47000 - Capstone Clinical for Professional Nursing Practice