I am a Certified Nurse Educator who has held a variety of academic teaching appointments at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In my current role, I am a Faculty Program Director at Excelsior College School of Nursing. I coordinate a course in Nursing Informatics and Leadership and Management. Previously, I was an Assistant Professor (Graduate Faculty) in the School of Nursing and Health Studies and Coordinator of the MSN Nursing Education Track at the Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. I received my BSN from Johns Hopkins University, a MS in Nursing Education from New York University, and my PhD from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
My program of research stems from my dissertation investigating the effects of video assisted debriefing following a high fidelity human patient simulation. My other research interests include online learning, diversity, adolescent obesity, and women’s health. I believe in uniting informatics and technology to develop innovative teaching strategies for the classroom, online, and clinical settings.
I have disseminated my research findings via peer reviewed articles, posters, and podium presentations. Also, I serve as a column editor for Clinical Simulation in Nursing (CSIN) and a senior editor for Online Journal of Nursing Informatics. Some of my recent publications include: What MOVES Simulation? (with Rutherford-Hemming, T., Kelsey, N. C., & Simko, L.) in Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11(1), 72-74. doi:/10.1016/j.ecns.2014.08.006; Tips on becoming a preceptor, in American Nurse Today, 9(8), pp.1-4, and Web-based weight management programs for children and adolescents: A systematic review of randomized controlled trial studies (with An, J.Y., Hayman, L.L., Park, Y., & Ayres, C.G.), in Advances in Nursing Science, 32(3), pp. 1–19.