College of Health Sciences
During my 30+ years in the medical field, I have had the opportunity to teach MSN, BSN and LVN students both on ground and online didactic and clinical formats, coordinate graduate and undergraduate programs, simulation lab and a computer labs, conduct research in nursing, publish in textbooks and articles in international peer reviewed nursing journals, leadership roles in academic programs, practice in administration and clinical areas in the hospital environment, and manage a group of private physicians.
At Walden University I am a senior core faculty within the graduation program in the school of nursing (SON). Primarily teaching Evidence Based Practice and Leadership courses. I also serve on dissertation committees. I am the chair of the SON Academic Petitions Committee and serve as need on various committees as called upon.
As evidenced by my experience, presentation, and publication history, my nursing expertise and research interests are in nursing education, OB/Gyn, obesity, dermatology, cardiology, critical care, orthopedics, and pediatrics.
I also serve as peer reviewer and guest editor of international nursing journals, current president of Walden chapter, Phi Nu, of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, ANA/TNA member, past state president's chair, Tennessee Nurse Foundation Treasurer, and a scientific advisory board member of an online simulation learning program.
Recent accomplishments include research on obesity in low income women (quantitative) and nursing education (qualitative). Work accomplishments include mentoring new faculty, working with SON academic advisors to present at National Faculty Meeting, develop guidelines for faculty to help students, introduced PhraseExpress to faculty, developed online grading rubrics, worked with team to develop courses, and as guest editor, mentored faculty to publish in international peer reviewed journals.