I have been an RN since 1979 and an NP in Geriatrics since 1996. I came to academia full time in 2001. I live in a small community in the bay area on the water with my husband and old dog. I enjoy camping, hiking, backcountry backpacking, good food, and just life in general. I am a native to California and the north bay. I was born in Napa and grew up in Yountville.
Entry-level Master of Science in Nursing (ELMSN)
Courses Taught at Samuel Merritt University
I am currently the Program Director for the pre licensure portion of the ELMS program in Oakland and Sacramento. I teach several foundational courses; Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Adult/Older Adult Med Surg, Clinical Internship, and Leadership as well as manage the students through the first 4 semesters of the prelicensure portion of the ELMSN program. I also coordinate with the program directors of the Family Nurse Practitioner and Case Management programs. I am actively involved in the interview process on both campuses of the new potential students.
My research interests involve self care practices in the future health care professional. I am currently working with two other faculty members in the school of nursing on implementing a simple self care practice in the student population. My other area of interest is in the development of mentorships for new faculty. My doctorate dissertation explored the needs of faculty who are experts in their field of nursing but new to academia.
Publications and Presentations
Poster Presentation Kaiser Research Days Vacaville and Vallejo, May 2012, topic: The Experience of the RN transitioning from service to academia.
Professional and Community Service and Professional Memberships
I am a member of the ANA and Sigma Theta Tau. I work in a non profit cancer prevention organization called the Bay Area Tumor Institute helping to manage cancer prevention trials. Currently I am involved in the LEAP trial and Vitamin D prevention trial. I am trained as a teacher in a moving meditation practice called the 5 Rhythms the work of Gabrielle Roth. I work with this practice in overt as well as unspoken ways to bring an understanding to the chaos that is healthcare today.