Having such a varied background, I have been able to share many stories and experiences that help the students to better understand concepts they are learning in classes."
I have been in nursing for 45 years. I graduated from a Diploma Program in 1975, received at Bachelor of Arts in Nursing in 1979, received a master’s in nursing in 1983, a second master’s degree in 2001 in Nursing Administration and a Ph.D. in Nursing Science in 2013. I have worked predominantly in the Maternal-Child areas, but I also have experience in Medical-Surgical, community, leadership, management and critical care nursing.
Which classes do you teach online?
I currently teach master’s level courses of Evidence-Based Project I and II, Nursing Theories, Planning and Organizing Healthcare Delivery and Directing and Controlling in Healthcare.
Why did you start teaching?
I really enjoy working with students and new nurses to help them grow and develop their knowledge and skills in nursing. Having such a varied background, I have been able to share many stories and experiences that help the students to better understand concepts they are learning in classes.
What's the best advice that you have ever received?
Nursing is a profession of lifelong learning. Never stop learning.
What’s the best advice you could give your students?
Always treat your patients like they are close member of your immediate family.
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
“Who moved my Cheese?” by Dr. Spencer Johnson.
What qualities make someone particularly successful in nursing?
Being personable, caring, nurturing, a teacher, feel a calling to the profession and love to learn and share knowledge of healthcare with others.
What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in nursing face today?
Constant and continuous change is inevitable.
How do you see online learning affecting the future of education?
Online learning is the way of the future. Nursing is just a little more complicated because it involves the care of people and you have to develop certain skills that cannot always be cultured virtually.