Health Assessment; Cardiology Expert; Med-Surg; Writing Tutor.
Health Assessment; Cardiology Expert; Med-Surg; Writing Tutor.
After becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) on a cardiac telemetry unit in 1992, I continued my education attaining my Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing and subsequently my Master's degree as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in 1999, achieving numerous awards and graduating Magna Cum Laude. Upon becoming an NP, my first position was in the Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit (CT Surgery) in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was subsequently recruited to the prestigious Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan where...
After becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) on a cardiac telemetry unit in 1992, I continued my education attaining my Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing and subsequently my Master's degree as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in 1999, achieving numerous awards and graduating Magna Cum Laude. Upon becoming an NP, my first position was in the Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit (CT Surgery) in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was subsequently recruited to the prestigious Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan where I was named the Senior/Chief NP in CT Surgery. My responsibilities included, but were not limited to managing the medical and surgical care of 2 floors of 40 or more patients while concomitantly directing the other NP's and Nursing staff of the CT unit as needed. I was also responsible for directing the physicians who had to rotate thru my unit as part of their training.
Arriving in Las Vegas in 2003, I initially built a failing Private Practice owned by a local physician. Shortly thereafter I was named the Director of 3 of his affiliated clinics. With a desire to return to acute care, I soon accepted a position with a large Medical Group as a Hospitalist. I continued in that position for 6 years till my assistance was requested in filling a vacancy in Private Practice. I continued in that position for some years.
In transitioning to teaching, my first position began at Northwest Career College teaching A & P to aspiring Medical Assistant's. I also became a certified CPR Instructor and currently continue to teach CPR classes for the college as well as privately.
My gift and my passion however has always been Cardiology! Cardiology can be very intimidating; not only to the novice involved in Cardiac Care, but even to the experienced professional who is new to this area of Nursing/Medicine. As I teach other areas of Med-Surg, I teach Cardiology so that one UNDERSTANDS what is happening and why! This is paramount in grasping the insight to the small muscle which keeps us alive, and also can cause our entire body to fail. Not only have I created my own Power Points regarding the Anatomy & Physiology of the Heart, but also a complete guide to understanding the different rhythms which you will be exposed to on cardiac telemetry. After you learn the different rhythms, I then introduce you to a host of practice strips which we review together so that you will NEVER forget how to determine the differential rhythms and potential outcomes. I not only highlight potential causes of rhythm disturbances but also explain in depth the medications that treat these conditions, such as beta blockers and ACE Inhibitors.
My teaching method is unique as my experience has given me in-depth insight from both sides of the fence, both as an RN, and then subsequently as an NP. As a result, my insight allows the student of Nursing to gain a completely different perspective on the application of care for the patients they are charged to help. It also gives the Nursing student an avenue to peer into the future and visualize the transformation they themselves can look forward to by furthering their Nursing education.
In addition, my ability to help the student "understand" medical concepts vs. constant "memorization" allows a deeper conceptualization of difficult topics. The end result is the student's grasp and understanding of the physiology of the interdependent body systems thus leading to a dramatic improvement in grades.
While attaining my Master of Science degree, I found I had the unique ability to write. As one of my readers stated to me, "....it is not just WHAT you write, but the manner in which you write it that I enjoy". I have thus had the privilege of being published in many nursing journals read by RN's, NP's, and PA's. Writing is an art. My ability to write in a cohesive manner engages the reader. This is a critical necessity sought by professors reading your work. I have edited numerous papers for students who need to critically review research as well as those who just need to write a "good" Nursing paper.
Given my degree accomplishments, knowledge gained by my vast nursing and medical experience, and teaching aptitude, I welcome the opportunity to share with students that which I have learned over the course of more than 20 years. My teaching experience encompasses being a Preceptor for N.Y. University Nurse Practitioner students in the Cardiothoracic Surgical unit in Lenox Hill Hospital; as a College Instructor training Medical Assistant students here in Nevada; as a tutor to Medical Students on topics in Biochemistry and acute care patient management; and as a CPR Instructor.
My teaching manner focuses on helping the student to UNDERSTAND the material vs. memorizing. Understanding a topic remains with the student forever, while memorizing tends to be short-lived.
When you are considering the cost of a private tutor, consider this: you have chosen a career path which is extremely competitive. Schools of Nursing are able to hand-pick which students enter from a huge field of applicants. YOU MADE IT IN! Don't compromise your grades! You can be certain that your grades and GPA most certainly count! Why let a heavily weighted exam send your course grade into a spiral? Let me help you to be successful at your chosen profession! I look forward to helping you achieve!
Given my qualifications in Medicine, Nursing, Writing, and Algebra, my rates can vary. However I continue to offer an affordable base rate of $50./hr. Take advantage of my knowledge and learn to understand Nursing from an experienced professional! Don't put it off! I look forward to watching you achieve!
So helpful! Stuart was on point with information I needed to focus on. He is very knowledgeable and easy to listen to!Jessica, 2 lessons with Stuart
Stuart has been a great tutor for HA. He has tutored many students from Simmons and has a ton of additional material for studying-knowing what to expect and what to focus on for exams and boardsd. He also has a great deal of knowledge from his experience and explains the subjects very thoroughly in a way to remember the information for utilization rather than just memorizing the material. Not only does he teach the material that I currently need, but he finds ways to tie in past and future material constantly. I was worried for this class before it began, but having Stuart as a tutor has helped immensely in alleviating any stress I had for this class.Larissa, 16 lessons with Stuart
Very Knowledgeable tudor
Stuart is an awesome Tudor, he presents the material in a manner that makes it understandable and more comprehensible. His presentation of information and knowledge of the information brings it to a whole new level of understanding.Eleanor, 5 lessons with Stuart
Great Cardiology tutor
Went over disease processes, pathology, medications, and assessment of the cardiac system. Went over murmurs, and grading of murmurs. Stuart is amazing! He is knowledgeable and really breaks the material down.Christina, 5 lessons with Stuart
knowledgable and patient tutor
Before we start our lesson online, he assessed my knowledge and level of education. This characteristic is very rare among wyzant tutors. He did not lose my time and his time for random and standard procedure that other tutors do. I had really bad experience with other tutors before I met Stuart! He made me believe that Wyzant still provide good service because of such tutors like him.Gulnara, 2 lessons with Stuart
Knowledgeable and Fabulous!
Stuart is an excellent tutor. He has many years of clinical experience and is very helpful in helping FNP students to identify key points to focus on while studying massive amounts of information. I highly recommend Stuart!!!! He's very positive and has good energy. Additionally, he's an expert in cardiology.Emily, 8 lessons with Stuart
Experienced NP emphasizes real-life clinical perspective.
Stuart helps organize information into a practical point of view through the eyes of a clinician. If you want to send him your course materials ahead of time, he'll look over them and be prepared to talk about pertinent topics. To make the best use of your time -- and this not my strength -- try to have your specific questions or focused topics ready before each session. Otherwise Stuart may forget that he's already gone over something with you and will repeat the same points or tell the same stories, because he works with a lot of students and forgets who has already done what. But it's great that he always has something pertinent to say and can tell you, in real life scenarios, how assessments, diagnostics, diagnoses, and treatments will play out.Kerri, 10 lessons with Stuart
Stuart is Amazing
What a wealth of knowledge he is!! I forward the slides from each week and then he reviews with me. It is extremely helpful as my instructor does not do a great job delivering the information. I am grateful for his help and he has helped me pass each exam. :)Amanda , 8 lessons with Stuart
Very knowlegable. Considerate of my time. Patient and very flexible.
Stuart tutored me in advanced pharmacology for Simmons FNP program. He was very knowledgeable on all of the course content. He provided much-needed support and guidance to help me to be successful. Could not have done it without him.Erin, 6 lessons with Stuart
Very very HELPFUL!! Knowledgeable about Med Sur I!
Stuart is honestly the best tutor for anything you could possibly need! I’m in nursing school and struggling with Med Surg I, he made sure I understand the information instead of memorize it! My exam grades have gone up exponentially since his teaching! HE. IS. AWESOME.Madison, 4 lessons with Stuart
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