At this time, I would like to find a full-time job as a nursing instructor at a teaching-intensive school of nursing. Preferably, I would love a tenure-track professor position. My expertise is in labor and delivery, postpartum, and well baby nursing. I would love to teach clinical and lecture in this content. I am willing to work a few shifts a month at a postpartum floor to keep my skills fresh and to encourage good relationships between the nursing program and the clinical placement.
As for research/scholarship, I am passionate about two different topics: online learning and grief experienced by nurses. I have really enjoyed the flexibility of online learning and the possibilities it has to enhance learning. This topic is what I have decided to research for my dissertation. My dissertation topic is nontraditional nursing student’s achievement in the blended learning environment. Although I think online learning is pertinent to nursing education, I am also passionate about the grief experienced by nurses. This topic is one that I would love to undertake when I have become a more mature and experienced researcher.