Department: Nursing School: Health Professions Campus: Old Westbury
Member of NYIT Since: 2013
Why teach at NYIT?
NYIT's small baccalaureate program allows faculty members to be mentors and give students individualized attention. Our emphasis on transcultural nursing is important because it focuses on the role of nurses in caring for a diverse multicultural society.
What are your research interests?
Developing and utilizing unique teaching methodologies and learning strategies that better prepare nursing students for their profession. I'm interested in exploring teacher-student interactions in the context of a multicultural and multigenerational classroom, such as the relationship between baby boomer faculty members and millennial students.
How has the latest technology influenced your teaching style?
I incorporate an online tutorial that corresponds to weekly content in each of my courses. The tutorials provide patient-centered lessons with a series of examinations to measure my students' competency in selected areas of nursing. NYIT's nursing program also incorporates a myriad of high- and low-fidelity experiences in a state-of-the-art simulation lab into each course. Students learn to improve their communication skills and practice assessment and intervention skills in controlled, virtual settings.
Why did you choose your career path?
My love of nursing began in childhood. I admired those who devoted their lives to caring for the sick and needy. I was fascinated by anatomical processes and the impact of the professional on pathological responses.
What are your professional memberships and certifications?
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health
ANCC Certification in Nursing Professional Development
Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses, Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse
What is the best advice you can give?
Knowledge is having a lot to say; wisdom is not always saying it. Often listening is best.
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