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!
Great about breaking down the content in an easy to understand manner. Very knowledgeable about the topic he is teaching & able to highlight the most important pointsJackline, 1 lesson with Stuart
Stuart is great!! His style includes giving a well organized, detailed lecture. He helps pinpoint the focus topics which is awesome! He explains things in simple terms and gives easy ways to remember them!!! Would recommend him over and over again.Kristina, 4 lessons with Stuart
Excellent lecture with the cardiovascular system. Very knowledgeable... Very patient and encouraging tutor. The material was well explained. Respond at any time you need help in doing your work.Lisa, 3 lessons with Stuart
I have a much better understanding of the heart and EKGs after one hour with Stuart! He made things so easy to understand and retain. So relieved to have found him for my nursing school challenges!Carey, 1 lesson with Stuart
In just a few sessions I already have more confidence with my course because of Stuart. I can’t believe the connections I’m making and the material I’m retaining. He explains what’s happening so it doesn’t require all the intense memorization that doesn’t last in the long term. Im not panicking for an upcoming test because I feel like I’m remembering material through the scenarios and examples he describes. Excellent teacher!Christina, 18 lessons with Stuart
Everyone needs Stuart in their lives
If you need help understanding concepts or even just a review, Stuart is the guy you need. He is so smart, so knowledgeable and makes everything relatable for his students to understand. This guy is a no brainer if you are looking for help.Johane, 5 lessons with Stuart
Overwhelmed with cardiac and Stuart helps so much, he helps to have it make sense. Ultimately that is what we need. He is the very BEST!! I highly recommend him to anyone needing help.Michelle, 4 lessons with Stuart
Extremely knowledgeable for Health Assessment
Mr. Stuart is the best tutor I have ever met so far. He is extremely knowledgeable about the content that he is about to teach. I love to listen to his lecture, every information is link with one another. My understanding is improving so far after his lecture. Definitely recommend him for all your nursing courses. Thank you, Mr. Stuart.Hao, 1 lesson with Stuart
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and flexible
Absolutely wonderful on breaking things down into what is most important so, you're not wasting time on over reading. Very flexible with scheduling and easy to contact.Meghan, 2 lessons with Stuart
Extremely dedicated to helping students
Provided guidance and extensive assistance in editing my dissertation. I wish I would have found him sooner, it would have saved me money and stress. I highly recommend him.Janet, 2 lessons with Stuart
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