B.S.N., University of Rhode Island
M.S.N., University of Rhode Island
I bring to my teaching 20-plus years of bedside nursing experience with the adult population. I have practiced in a variety of settings, including medical-surgical intensive care, home care and, most recently, acute care on a medical-surgical telemetry unit. I maintain my bedside practice in acute care on a per diem basis.
In addition to providing patient care, I have been involved in three informatics implementations in the home care and acute care settings. This experience carries over into my teaching, where we are able to utilize an electronic health record for student clinical write-ups, in the simulation lab and in the classroom.
Salve Regina is centered on the concepts of mercy and service to others, and in this spirit I spent two weeks in May 2012 teaching oncology in a baccalaureate nursing school in Leogane, Haiti. This challenging, enriching experience is one I hope to repeat in the future.
One of my overriding goals as a nurse educator is to help students see their clients as whole persons, with a unique combination of life experiences, culture, faith and family. I am awed by the resilience of the human spirit, and by the God who created us. It is a privilege to help prepare students for the high calling of being a nurse in today’s world.