Teaching nursing gives me a strong sense of purpose and satisfaction in life. At Samuel Merritt University's Health Sciences Simulation Center, I am proud to be part of a simulation team striving to help students improve their clinical performance in a simulated hospital learning environment. Also, as an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, I have a lifetime commitment to help the underserved in our Oakland community gain access to cancer prevention and screening services. I have both volunteered and worked at Markstein Cancer Education and Prevention Services of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center since 1995.
I am a fourth generation Bay Area native; my husband Daniel and I enjoy nature walks and listening to all types of music together!
I am interested in measuring students' clinical performance and their satisfaction with learning through the use of two learner-centered teaching strategies: high-fidelity simulation and standardized patients.
Managing Care of the Adult l and ll Clinical/
Health Assessment Lab/ Skills Lab/ High-fidelity Simulation Center/Senior Synthesis Seminar
Baccalaureate Nursing Students Perceptions of High Fidelity Simulation as Preparation for Clinical Practice;
Planning Your Community Prostate Screening Program, co-author, Oncology Nursing Society;
Ethnic Health America, with Dr. Michael Lenoir, speaking on The Breast Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Outreach Program at Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA
National: U.S. Albert Schweitzer Fellow; American Hospital Association Circle of Distinction Award for Developing Innovative Partnerships in Community/Hospital at Summit Medical Center, Oakland, Ca
Community: Alameda County Public Health Partnership Award, Parish Nurse Team at Summit Medical Center, Oakland, CA
U.S. Albert Schweitzer Fellow;
American Cancer Society Alameda County/East Bay Metro Leadership Council;
American Red Cross Disaster Relief Team;
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society;
Oncology Nursing Society, former National Coordinator for the Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer Special Interest Group