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Work experience

Jul 2004Present

Associate Professor

Weber State University

Associate Professor: 2010 to present

Assistant Professor: 2004-2010


Curriculum Development: July 2005 to present

Regular revisions

Concept-based revisions (2012) for the entire BSN program.

Course chair and curriculum oversight for several courses.

Weber State University Online: January 2006 to June 30, 2012

WebCT Course Development

Baccalaureate (BSN) Nursing Program

PESI Healthcare Inc.: January 2006 to December 2008

National Seminar Educator

Nurse Continuing Education (CE)

PESI Healthcare Inc.: 2005 - 2006

Continuing Education

Curriculum development for RN

Syllabus written.

ACNP conference presentation adoption: 2005 - 2007

Continuing education (CE) for nurse practitioners (Smoke Cessation)

CE-today invited professor: 2004-2006

2 webinar presentations for nurse practitioners (Smoke Cessation & COPD)

Regular podium presentations at national and international venues: 2000 - 2009

Sigma Theta Tau Chiron Fellow -  Leadership presentation: 2003-2004

Mentoring and Nurse Socialization

Preceptor and Mentor: 1996 - 2003

Georgia Medical College of Nursing and Georgia State University.

Advanced Practice Students & Nurse Practitioners

Jan 2005Present

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Health Clinics of Utah Ogden

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Department of Health Utah Safety Net Provider Network

2005 to present

The Family Practice Clinic services include: (1) same day acute care; (2) wellness exams (adult/geriatric); (3) age appropriate screens & immunizations (pediatrics); (4) women's health (no obstetrics); (5) chronic pain management and (6) mental health treatment / therapeutic counseling.

2010- present practice patient profile: 70% adult mental health and with chronic disease management; 15% adult chronic pain management, 5% gynecology & 10% pediatric acute care.

Mar 1994Jul 2004

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Other Nurse Practioner Work Experience

University Hospital: 2002 to 2004

Model Nurse Practitioner Clinic -- Nurse Practitioner

Supervisory oversight: personnel and grant funds for the development of the Nurse Practitioner Asthma/COPD clinic. National presentations: Clinic effectiveness.

University Hospital: 2002 to 2004

Pulmonary Disease Management -- Asthma & COPD Clinic Nurse Practitioner

Development and implementation of the Pulmonary Disease management program including tele-health support and patient education.

University Hospital: 2002 to 2004

Disease Management Program& Nurse Practitioner

Program co-director with peer pulmonologist and program facilitation for hospitalized and/or affiliated outpatient clinic patients. Staff RN , emergency room provider training and support.

University Hospital: 2000 to 2004

Chief Researcher & Nurse Practitioner

Development of a smoke cessation program in collaboration with American Cancer Association. Program initiation, maintenance and oversight of grant funding, outcome measurement research management, regional and national presentation of model clinic program, and allocation of resources for the community program.

Kaiser Permanente Georgia Region                              September 1997 - 2001

Pediatric / Internal Medicine Clinic

After hours clinic or short extended provider coverage for providers out on maternity, vacation or other leave. Patient care coordinated care of their patients during their absence.

Kaiser Permanente Georgia Region                      May 1994-July 1997

Internal Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Coordination of primary care for a designated panel of patients inclusive of same day appointment services, female or other age appropriate screenings and diagnostic workup with follow through. 


Apr 2010Dec 2013

DNP: Doctorate of Nursing Practice

University of Alabama Tuscaloosa

DNP degree to be awarded 12/14/13

DNP Project:

Electronic Health Record (EHR) meaningful use (MU) essentials for perceived nursing benefit, ease of use, acceptance, and satisfaction experienced by Registered Nurses (RNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs)

Integrative Review (54 papers identified)

Qualitative Study (n=28 nurses)

Poster abstract accepted:

1) 2013 Intermountain Nursing Research Conference: October 25, 2013

2) Fall STTI Epsilon Alpha Chapter Meeting: October 29, 2013

Paper publication pending:

Online Journal of Cursing Informatics (OJNI)

Podium presentations pending:

1) 2014 AANP National Conference, June 17-22, 2014

Title: Essentials of the Electronic Health Record (EHR): making a wise choice for perceived APRN benefit, usability, acceptance, and satisfaction. (Integrative review and qualitative study)

2) 2014 WIN Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference (April 10 - 12, 2014)

Title: Meaningful Use Essentials: RN Benefit, Ease of Use, Acceptance, Satisfaction

Jan 1992Apr 1994

MSN: Master’s Degree Science Nursing

Georgia State University

January 1992 to April 1994: Completed RN to BSN bridge 1992.

Nursing Honors: Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Alpha Epsilon Chapter

Project: Prostate Cancer

1994: Unpublished manuscript on prostate cancer awareness. Survey development, administration, and analysis.

Three study groups: Tok, Alaska (mostly Native Americans); Norcorss, Georgia (middle to upper class professionals); and Atlanta, Georgia (inner city patients).

Jan 1987Apr 1987

Nurse Refresher Course

Sonoma State University

Update of Nursing Practice/Skills. Didactic and clinical components

Sep 1974Apr 1976

Associate of Science

Brigham Young University

Awarded ASN degree. Honor student.

Completed theory course work for BSN/Nurse Practitioner (NP) track; lacked clinical courses to fulfill BSN degree and NP certificate program.





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