Grand Canyon University (BS)
I have been a respiratory therapist for 40 years and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care. During the last decade I have worked as a respiratory therapist, an asthma educator, taught tobacco cessation education classes and managed an American Heart Association Training Center . I created an asthma education program and a tobacco cessation education program for two separate grants at a 325 bed hospital. I am also an instructor for Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support through the American Heart Association and teach these classes to respiratory therapy students and paramedic students at a local college. I also teach several classes for the same college which include, pharmacology, disease management, critical thinking, a diagnostic course for respiratory therapist, clinical and laboratory classes as well. I enjoy teaching and I really love to see the light come on when someone "gets it"! I tell my students that learning as opposed to memorizing is important in any class to succeed. I consider myself a life long learner, it's never too late to learn and regardless of what you have been told, you can teach an old dog new tricks!
I have two adult children and twin granddaughters and of course my fluffy puppy name Rudi which is short for Rudolph because he was born around Christmas. I enjoy reading and playing games that give my brain a work out so that i will stay sharp mentally for all the questions my students ask! I love classical music and tell everyone it just soothes my soul when I listen to it, I also like country, jazz, blues and rock and roll.
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." Aristotle
I love the subjects that I teach and I truly care about my students. Many students that I have taught in the past tell me that they appreciate that I went the extra mile to help them. I have been a respiratory therapist for 40 years and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Development and Advanced Patient Care. During the last decade I have worked as a respiratory therapist, an asthma educator, taught tobacco cessation education classes and managed an American Heart Association Training Center . I created an
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I have taken a college level pharmacology course as well as teach respiratory pharmacology 1 and 2.