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
DNP, Kent State University, Kent, OH, 2016, MSN, Gannon University, Erie PA, 1992, BSN, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA, 1986
Self-care, Student success, Transition to Practice, Nursing
Drew, B., Motter, T., Ross, R., Bozeman, M., Goliat, L., Sharpnack, P., Govoni, A, & Rababah, J. (2016) Care for the caregiver: Evaluation of mind-body-self-care for accelerated nursing. Holistic Nursing Practice, 30.
Adamle, K., Riley, T. & Carlson, T. (2009) Evaluating college student interest in pet therapy. Journal of American College Health, 57, 1-4.
Sigma Theta Tau International, Ohio Nurses Association, American Nurses Association
2017, Choose Ohio First Scholarship Grant, Ohio Department of Higher Education
2014, Kent State University Mothers, Mentors, and Muses, Kent State University
2012, Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award, American Association of College of Nursing
2006, Honorable Mention, Kent State Alumni Association
2005, 2007, 2009, Teacher of the Year Award, Kaplan Education Centers
2005, NOCHE Award for Teaching Excellence, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, Student Applause Cards, Kent State University
2004, Outstanding Teaching Award, Kent State University Teaching Council
2001, 2003, Outstanding Faculty Award, Kent State College of Nursing
1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, Outstanding Teaching Team Award: University Orientation, Kent State University
1996, Laurels Chester of Mortar Board, Faculty Recognition, Kent State University