Associate Professor and Associate Director, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Florham Campus

Contact Information

Courses

  • Nursing Research
  • Advanced Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Prep for Success
  • Master’s Project Seminar

Research

  • Effective teaching using simulation technology
  • Effects of stress on health and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Stigmatization and anti-stigma interventions

Education

  • PhD, Widener University
  • MS, University of Maryland
  • BSN, University of Illinois

Academic Profile

I am proud to be a nurse and have dedicated my career to the education of future healthcare professionals. The nursing workforce is the backbone of healthcare and we strive to equip students with the knowledge and skill to meet the challenges of 21st-century health needs. I enjoy teaching undergraduate and graduate students’ research and mentoring doctoral students in their capstone research projects. As an associate director on the Florham Campus, I work to implement department programs, plans, goals, and policies. Clinically my background is in adult health and critical care nursing.

My research interests include investigating effective teaching strategies using simulation technology, the effects of stress on health and performance, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Recently, I have conducted a study to see if an anti-stigma intervention can reduce mental illness-related stigma among nursing and pharmacy students. I have published studies in critical thinking, cognitive activities in clinical conferences, and veteran health.

BSN graduates are valued for their skills in leadership, health promotion, and their ability to practice across settings. It is rewarding to contribute to advance students into the important roles of provider of care and members of the nursing profession.


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