MSN, Thomas Jefferson University, CNS in Adult Rehabilitation/Traumatic Brain Injury, Sub-specialty Community Nursing
BSN, Widener University, Summa cum Laude, 1982
Nursing Diploma, Cooper Medical Center School of Nursing, Graduated first in class with Highest Academic Honors, 1979
Certified AED instructor, American Heart Association, 2000
Certified Substitute Teacher, State of New Jersey, 2000
Certified Reiki Practitioner, 1999
Dale Carnegie Leadership Certi, 1998
Certified Instructor, New Jersey, Home Health Aide Certification Course, 1994
CRRN (Certified Rehabilitation), 1992
Registered Nurse, Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Clinical Nurse Specialist in A, New Jersey
CPR Instructor, American Heart Association, 1990
Other Current Appointments
Thomas Jefferson University
- Community Clinical Coordinator/Frankford Coordinator, August 1999-Present
University of Pennsylvania
-Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Community Nursing 1995-Present
Research and Clinical Interests
Limitations of interventions and education in changing high risk behavior (ie HIV, Smoking)
How to improve accountability and sustained effectiveness of federally funded community health projects
Factors that determine cognitive and physical functionality in the elderly population
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
- Ethics 1998-present
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Graduate Alumni Board of Directors, 2000- 5-year term
- Research 1999-2000
- Academic Affairs 1998-present
- Strategic Planning Committee sub-task force
- Faculty Development Committee 1999-2000
- Graduate Alumni Board of Directors: Member 2000-2004, Secretary 2001-2002
Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ARN
- Member, Education Committee, 1994-present
- President 1998-1999
- President-Elect, 1997-1998
- Chairperson, Education Committee 1998-2000
- Board of Directors, 1997-1999
- Chairperson Sponsorship Committee, 1998
- Fundraising Committee, 1997-1998
-Audit Review Board member for CRRN renewal-1998-present
- Career Alumni Mentor Program since 1997
Senior Center of Phila., PA
- Advisory Board and work task force, SHIP (Senior Health and Independence Program)
'Alternative Therapies & Women's Health' by the continuing education department at Thomas Jefferson University and College of Health Professions at the 'Women's Health Issues: clinical interventions for healthcare professionals' April 27, 2001, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
'Emergency Preparedness' by GEMS, (Girls Enjoying Membership in Scouting) and The Older Girl Planning Board of the Girl Scouts of Camden County, New Jersey to assist cadet scouts to achieve their Emergency Preparedness Badge, April 12, 2001, Williamstown, New Jersey.
'The Attraction of Magnets: Prescription and Application for Professional and Personal Use,' 25th Annual Post-Graduate Seminar for Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health Care, February 21, 2001, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
'Analysis of Functional Outcomes of the CVA Client in Home Care,' Ninth Annual Stroke Rehabilitation Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 16, 1997.
'Designing/Developing an Educational Program: The Building Blocks of Program Development,' ARN National Conference on Leadership, Chicago, Illinois, May 17, 1997.
'Rehabilitation Nursing: Past, Present, and Future,' Nurses week, May 1997, Mediplex Rehabilitation Hospital, Marlton, New Jersey.
'An Innovative Community Health Nursing Directed Learning Project Promoting Health and Wellness Responds to Community 'Epidemic,' Third Annual Baccalaureate Education Conference, December 8, 2000, Chicago, Illinois.
'Public Health Nursing Faculty Collaborates with Local Urban Senior Center, Community Special Interest Groups, and Community Resources for Senior Health Promotion Efforts,' 128th APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts, November 15, 2000.
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