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ANN K.

Naples, FL

$50/hour

A Lifetime of Healthcare Experience

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100+ Hours
4.3 average from 15 ratings
Highly Recommend!!
— Emily, Oswego, IL on 1/21/15

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Marycrest College, Davenport, IA
Northern Illinois University
Master's
Benedictine University, Lisle Illinois
PhD

Education

Marycrest College, Davenport, IA

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

Benedictine University, Lisle Illinois (PhD)

About ANN

Over 40 years in all aspects of the healthcare industry experience brings a vast wealth of knowledge to students. There is not an area of patient care that has not been an area where I have not practiced or managed.

Mentoring has been the way that I have found to give back to my profession of nursing and healthcare. Many of these students now hold successful leadership roles in major teaching medical centers or are just beginning their professions and meeting their colleagues. They are eager to reach for the stars!

I also, have an extensive background in teaching in undergraduate and graduate programs in Universities across the country. Many of my students are still in touch with me even 20 years later. My evaluations were always stellar. My most recent mentee can tell you how I was only a phone call, text, or an email away when crises arose. Her instructor was perceived to be quite critical and she was close to graduation. I did some coaching and the next day was her best ever. I also have APA format expertise.

I have an in depth knowledge of healthcare law, licensure, accreditation, Medicare/Medicaid and healthcare improvement, as well as, implementation of best practices by the healthcare team. I have testified for the US Justice Department, and acted as an expert witness for the defense and the prosecution. Main areas of expertise include bad baby cases, standards of care and standards of practice.

Having my doctorate in Organization Development has exposed me to many new schools of thought and a professional diversity of colleagues. This has given me new insight into new methods of communication. My area of specialty has been enhancing intellectual capital - both individually, organizationally, regionally and nationally as part of a global whole. This is the basis for strategies both for an individual as well as international endeavors of large corporate entities.
Over 40 years in all aspects of the healthcare industry experience brings a vast wealth of knowledge to students. There is not an area of patient care that has not been an area where I have not practiced or managed.

Mentoring has been the way that I have found to give back to my profession of nursing and healthcare. Many of these
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Naples, FL 34112
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Highly Recommend!!"

- Emily, Oswego, IL on 1/21/15

"Experienced"

- Pamela, Naples, FL on 7/10/16

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Ellie, Chicago, IL on 9/11/14
ANN replied on 9/12/2014

Many thanks for your positive review! Can't thank you enough.

Science:
Nursing,
Philosophy
English:
English,
Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
NCLEX
Elementary Education:
Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Business

I have had managerial & fiscal accountability for budgets that exceed $7 M and I was accountable for as many as 200 FTEs. I operated within 0.2% of budget for 3 years. I have successfully supervised 14 professionals ( Masters, PhD, & MD's) for 4 years. Also, I founded a successful consulting firm that operates w/ 5 independent contractors - 2 RN, MS, a pharmacist w/ a doctorate - PharmD, a Masters prepared engineered, & a MD surgeon, former Pentagon military. The MD was especially appealing to military healthcare facilities.

Career Development

In 1978, I began as an In-House Career Counselor for the Illinois Nurses Association. Parents, as well as students, and second career adults called with questions regarding how to navigate the nursing education system. After working in a wide variety of clinical settings, I have in-depth knowledge of what requirements are necessary for various healthcare careers.
I tend to spend my time listening to potential healthcare students. Many individuals have not pinpointed what they really want and which career would be most satisfying.
I have mentored many healthcare students who have become quite successful: a hospital CEO, a Senior VP for Parient Services at a 4 hospital university teaching center, and a newly graduated nurse this year.

English

As you can see, I have been qualified for English. I have published in books in the US and India. I have also written articles, had monthly columns and am in the process of writing an article for a December deadline.

I finished my dissertation for my PhD this past year - it will soon be available in ProQuest.

NCLEX

I participated in the design of the NCLEX exams. The test is based on minimum safe competence ((by law). It is a multiple choice, best answer test of nursing knowledge. Having had 40+ years in the profession and practiced or managed all clinical areas, I can bring the expertise necessary for passage of the exam. Also, I have taught nursing in 4 university nursing programs.

Nursing

I have over 40 years in the profession of nursing. There is not a clinical area that I have not worked in or managed. My degrees are a BSN and MS in Nursing Administration. I have taught Nursing in 4 major universities as adjunct faculty. Also, I'm a published author in both refereed and non-referreed nursing journals: Association of Perioperative Nursing, Nursing Management, Journal of Nursing Management, Journal of Nursing Economics. I have mentored and precepted undergraduate and graduate nursing students from numerous nursing programs and continue to do so.

Public Speaking

I have taught at a number of universities since 1989(Aurora U., Concordia U.C., U of Iowa, U of Miami, National Louis U.) Public speaking was integral to my role at Illinois Hospital Assn., Illinois Organization of Nurse Executives and most especially at the Joint Commission. I was a member of the Speakers Bureau and the Department of Education programming. Public speaking was expected weekly as well as daily. Audiences varied from 25-3000. They were composed of national, as well as international attendees.
Most recently, I delivered papers in India, France and Portugal.
In the beginning I suffered from dreadful panic attacks and learned how to overcome them thru public speaking.

Marycrest College, Davenport, IA
Northern Illinois University
Master's
Benedictine University, Lisle Illinois
PhD

Education

Marycrest College, Davenport, IA

Northern Illinois University (Master's)

Benedictine University, Lisle Illinois (PhD)

Highly Recommend!!

I graduated nursing and I could not pass my NCLEX. Feeling discouraged and lost, I reached out to a teacher and asked for advice as to what I should do to be successful. My teacher suggested a tutor and so I began my research. I found WyzAnt.com and then found Ann through that. Our first email exchange she already put the confidence back in me. She had such a positive attitude and confidence that

— Emily, Oswego, IL on 1/21/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

ANN will travel within 25 miles of Naples, FL 34112.