"Health Promotion Lifestyle Practices of Registered Nurses" [presented on behalf of Berks Nursing Research Alliance], 22nd National Evidenced-Based Practice Conference of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, April 23- 24, 2015, Iowa City, Iowa.
"Thriving, not just Surviving: Effective Strategies for NCLEX Boot Camp", Poster [co-presenter] HRSA Workforce Diversity Health Disparities and Social Determinant of Health Summit, August 16-17, 2012, Bethesda, MD.
"Academic Leadership Strategies to Foster Personal Responsibility in Students", [co-presenter], 28th Annual Academic Chairpersons Conference, Feb. 10-11, 2011, Orlando, FL.
"Navigating the Gray Areas of Student Behavior Issues", [co-presenter], Baccalaureate Education Conference, AACN, Chicago, IL, November 20, 2009
"A System of Support for High Risk Nursing Students: Lessons Learned", Poster [co-presenter], 2009 NLN Education Summit, September 23-26, 2009, Philadelphia, PA.
"The Nursing Education Initiative: A Cure for the Nursing Shortage in Pennsylvania", presentation representing the Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation at the 2008 Teamsters Women's Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, September 11, 2008.
"Attitudes to Evidenced-Based Practice: A Study to Examine RN Perceptions Related to Nursing Research", Poster [co-presentation] at The 15th National Evidenced-Based Practice Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. April 24, 2008
The Perceptions of Advocacy Behaviors in End-of-Life Nursing Care Among Novice, Experienced and Expert Nurses”, podium presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, Baltimore, MD., Nov. 3, 2007
Selected Academic Experience:
Associate Professor of Nursing (August 2021 – present)
Dean, College of Professional Programs and Associate Professor of Nursing (2011 - 2021)
Responsible for Nursing Department, Social Work Program, Occupational Therapy Department, Education Department, Business Department, Criminal Justice Department, Athletic Training Program, Behavioral Health Program, Healthcare Science Program, and Physical Therapy Department
Facilitates strategic alliance between Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences and Alvernia University; includes the Medical Imaging, Surgery Technology, Applied Health, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs
Monitor and facilitate curriculum, outcome assessment, faculty hire/evaluation, and budget processes in the College of Professional Programs
Community partnership development for professional healthcare and human service programming
Monitor and support accreditation processes (ACBSP- Business Department; CAATE- Athletic Training; PDE-Education Department; CCNE and PA State Board of Nursing- Nursing Department; CSWE- Social Work;
ACOTE- Occupational Therapy; CAPTE, Physical Therapy; Regulatory reports and substantive changes for all programs)
Representation of courses taught in recent years at undergraduate and graduate levels: Research and Theory, Leadership and Management, Policy, and Curriculum