- Salisbury University, DNP, Nursing, 2018
- Salisbury University, DNP, Nursing, 2018
- Salisbury University, MS, Clinical Nurse Educator, 2015
- Plattsburgh State University of New York, BS, Nursing, 1998
I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing. I teach Adult Health Clinical, Health Assessment, and Critical Care in the undergraduate program and Advanced Health Assessment and Issues in Advanced Practice in the Graduate/Doctoral programs. I also oversee DNP Students in their DNP practicum and project courses, as well as oversee FNP students in their clinical practicum settings. I am certified and licensed as an FNP in the state of Maryland, and I work PT at Salisbury University's Student Health Services.
Some of my research interests include the use of simulation to better prepare undergraduate nursing students for clinical practice, patient education, heart failure, migraine, and the use of art therapy in victims of child sexual abuse.
As a nursing professional with more than 20 years of clinical experience, I strive to prepare both current and future nurses for the complex roles they will fulfill as clinicians, leaders, and scholars within the dynamic environment of professional nursing practice. As a lifelong learner myself, I appreciate the challenge of teaching across the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, and I value learning from my students and faculty colleagues. In my role as a nursing educator, I am a facilitator and mentor for students through my guidance, expertise, and professional decorum, as well as the provision of substantive resources. I strive to create an open and interactive environment where students are encouraged to embrace their strengths and take charge of their own learning.
Hart, Jennifer A. and Parsons, Mary (2014) Dizziness and Vertigo: Recognizing Vestibular Migraine in the Primary Care Setting. vol. 24. no. 6. pp. 38-46. Clinician Reviews.
Fall 2019NURS 319 HEALTH ASSESSMENT (Fall 2019)Functional health assessment of individuals from adolescence through older adulthood. Students practice health assessment skills in clinical settings with people of varied ages, social, cultural and economic backgrounds. Intended for students admitted to undergraduate nursing program. Five hours per week.NURS 458 CRITICAL CARE (Fall 2019)Introduces students to collaborative critical care practice. Prepares students interested in critical care clinical practice to recognize and categorize causes of sudden deterioration of the critically ill patient. Teaches appropriate treatment and interventions for the deteriorating critically ill patient. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing or Respiratory Therapy major; for NURS majors: successful completion with a C or better of NURS 310, 311, 350, 351; for RESP majors: senior status with successful completion of all junior level courses and concurrent enrollment in fall senior level coursework; or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.NURS 880 DNP PRACTICUM (Fall 2019)Provides opportunities to complete experiences that merge the D.N.P. Essentials and specialty competencies with personal scholarly goals. A collaboration between the student, faculty advisor and agency preceptor complements learning in clinical and non-clinical areas in which more expertise is desired. During the D.N.P. Program, a total of four credits (400 hours) of practicum are required at SU in at least two different areas of focus. Prerequisite: Year 2 or 3 of D.N.P. Program or permission of instructor. Seven hours practicum (per credit per week) and two hours seminar per week.NURS 881 DNP PROJECT 1: TOPIC & ID (Fall 2019)Focused on advancing nursing knowledge in a specialty area. Explore the literature in an area of interest to identify the topic for an evidence-based project that will improve health care outcomes and provide the foundation for future scholarship. Prerequisite: NURS 744 or permission of instructor. One hour per week.RESP 458 CRITICAL CARE (Fall 2019)Introduces students to collaborative critical care practice. Prepares students interested in critical care clinical practice to recognize and categorize causes of sudden deterioration of the critically ill patient. Teaches appropriate treatment and interventions for the deteriorating critically ill patient. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing or Respiratory Therapy major; for NURS majors: successful completion with a C or better of NURS 310, 311, 350, 351; for RESP majors: senior status with successful completion of all junior level courses and concurrent enrollment in fall senior level coursework; or permission of instructor. Three hours per week.Spring 2020NURS 351 NURSING ADULTS II CLINICAL (Spring 2020)Advanced clinical course in caring for adults as they progress from serious illness through rehabilitation and recovery. Clinical sites include acute care, specialty rotations (ICU, ER, CCU), home health agencies and rehabilitation settings. Prerequisites: NURS 310, 311, 319. Co-requisites: NURS 329, 350. Nine hours per week.NURS 510 ADV HLTH: DIDACTIC (Spring 2020)Provides the didactic content as a basis for history-taking and physical examination skills necessary for an advanced practice nurse. Critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills are used to analyze the history, physical examination and laboratory data in order to lay the foundation for an accurate assessment of the client and establish priorities of care. Physical, psychosocial, developmental, occupational and cultural assessment are considered as foundational to advanced practice nursing. May not receive credit for NURS 510 and NURS 512. Prerequisite: Admission to the master’s program or consent of instructor. Prerequisite/Corequisite: NURS 552. FNP Corequisite: NURS 511. Three hours per week.NURS 755 ISSUES IN ADV PRACTICE NURSING (Spring 2020)Issues relevant to transition into advanced nursing practice (ANP) roles are discussed. Topics include ethics, standards of care, health care delivery in rural settings and use of information technology. The organization, policy and economic implications of health care delivery are explored. Protocols including clinical practice guidelines, licensure, certification and collaborative agreements are emphasized. Develop roles as change advocates in the ANP profession. May not receive credit for both NURS 514 and NURS 755. Prerequisites: Admission to the D.N.P. program or consent of instructor. Corequisite/Prerequisite: NURS 749. Three hours per week.NURS 882 DNP PROJECT 2: PROPOSAL DEV (Spring 2020)Focused on advancing nursing knowledge in a specialty area. Review the literature and integrate content from previous graduate courses to develop the proposal for an evidence-based project that will improve health care outcomes and provide the foundation for future scholarship. Prerequisite: NURS 881. One hour per week.
- Awards/HonorsCareFirst Project RN III ScholarshipPresented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst)
Sigma Theta Tau Graduate AwardPresented by Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Eta Chapter
- Professional MembershipsSigma Theta Tau International, Lambda Eta chapterInternational nursing honor society dedicated to advancing the learning and professional development of members and all nurses who strive to improve health and health outcomes around the world. Sigma supports nursing advancement through its numerous professional development services that focus on education, leadership, career development, evidence-based nursing, research, and scholarship.
Member since 1998 (inducted as a baccalaureate student for academic achievement).
Leadership Succession Committee member- Lambda Eta Chapter 7/2017-7/2019
Nurse Practitioner Association of MarylandNPAM advocates for Nurse Practitioners in the state of Maryland. It is an organizational affiliation of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Maryland Nurses Association and works closely with many statewide associations and commissions.
- Licensures and CertificationsCRNP, FNP-BC, American Nurses Credentialing CenterANCC Board Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
RN Licensure, Maryland Board of NursingLicensed to practice nursing in the state of Maryland and compact states.
- Grants and Sponsored ResearchNursing Educator Doctoral Grants for Practice and Dissertation Research (NEDG), Maryland Higher Education Commission
Graduate Research and Presentation (RAP) Grant , Salisbury University
New Nurse Faculty Fellowship, Maryland Higher Education Commission