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. I am also actively involved in the IGNITE Project to develop interprofessional education opportunities. This is a joint endeavor between SMU and the Joint Medical Program of UCSF & UCB. It uses problem based learning as the primary instructional tool for medical education. For our first year, we brought together 54 students from the JMP, SoN, and CRNA programs for 5 sessions the address error disclosure methods using PBL, reflective journaling, and Standardize Patient simulations.
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.
Abstract presented in May 2013 at Faculty Spring Symposium at SMU:The Experience of the RN transitioning from service to academia.
Abstract presented at the 2014 AACN Masters Education Conference: The Experience of the RN transitioning from service to academia.
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.