Seattle Pacific University
University of Alabama (Other)
My background is in nursing education, and I have taught in nursing students in LPN, ADN, BSN, and Master's Degree programs for over 35 years. I have spent the majority of my teaching years with ADN and BSN students, but have enjoyed working with all levels of students over the years. I believe that each individual brings something unique to nursing, and it is my job as a teacher to help the student discover what that is and use those special abilities to become an outstanding nurse. I believe in spending as much time as possible with each student, and have never turned away a student who needed and/or asked for help, no matter how busy I was with my teaching load. I have always used positive reinforcement when working with students, whether in the clinical or classroom setting. I know that it helps me to learn better when my accomplishments are applauded, and when there are areas that need improvement, that this is handled in a gentle and helpful manner. The consistent use of positive reinforcement has been a hallmark of my teaching career, and I firmly believe it is the only way to effectively teach others.
My main area of expertise is medical-surgical and critical care nursing - but I have taught all courses in the nursing curriculum. In addition, for the past 14 years, I have traveled nationally and internationally teaching an RN NCLEX Review course, so I am extremely familiar with the NCLEX and how a student may be successful when taking this. In addition to working with students in the classroom setting on this topic, I have also personally tutored a great number of students individually - both those who are taking the NCLEX for the first time, as well as those who are repeating the NCLEX either for the first time or successive times. My background is in nursing education, and I have taught in nursing students in LPN, ADN, BSN, and Master's Degree programs for over 35 years. I have spent the majority of my teaching years with ADN and BSN students, but have enjoyed working with all levels of students over the years. I
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I have taught nursing for 35 years, and have been very familiar with the NCLEX EXAM during that time, providing my students with tutoring and in-classroom assistance in preparation for this specific exam. I have served as a consultant for nursing programs in how to best prepare their graduates for this exam, and have provided individual tutoring and group teaching specifically for this topic (preperation for the NCLEX EXAM) for the past 14 years.
I am able to teach any subject area in nursing from beginning courses through senior nursing. In addition, am an NCLEX Exam expert, and tutor both for initial testing as well as those repeating the NCLEX.
In my undergraduate program (BSN), I took and passed Pharmacology. In my graduate program (MSN) I took Advanced Pharmacology. My area of clinical expertise is Critical Care Nursing, and I use my extensive knowledge of pharmacology in the care of my patients. I have tutored students in the area of physiology for the past 14 years, in addition to teaching this in the medical-surgical and Critical Care courses I was responsible for - both for undergraduate nursing students, as well as RN's who have already graduated. I served as a reviewer for an IV Therapy medication handbook published by the Davis Company.
I am able to tutor on any subject related to physiology. I have taken graduate and undergraduate courses in physiology, and have extensive experience using this knowledge as applied to clinical situations. Physiology is an area of special interest to me.