Saint Louis University
School of Nursing
office: (314) 977-8975
fax: (314) 977-8949
8Administration: Program Coordinator: Accelerated Generalist Masters of Science in Nursing, preparing students for CNL role. (Add link for AGMSN here: For more
Administration: Program Coordinator: Accelerated Masters of Science in Nursing, preparing students for CNL role. For more information on the AMSN program please click here.
Practice: My nursing practice has been in critical care with open-heart surgery patients, and heart and lung transplant patients, both adult and pediatric. I have practiced as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and critical care educator, teaching critical care, cardiovascular assessment, hemodynamics and medical-surgical nursing to hospital nurses and undergraduate students. I have worked PRN as a clinical educator at Saint Louis University Hospital as a Nurse Mentor with the RN Residency Program.
Professional and Scholarly Activities: I am a certified Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. I am also a Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Critical Care Nursing from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. I am a volunteer for the AACN continuing education review panel. I have written a number of chapters on health and wellness for Fundamentals in Nursing and Basic Nursing (Potter and Perry), a chapter on fluid and electrolytes for Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques (Perry and Potter), a chapter on Cardiovascular Assessment (Osborn and Wraa), a chapter on care of the Older Adult in the Acute Care Area, and a chapter on Nutrition in the Critical Care Area. I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau International and have been a board member of the Delta Lambda chapter.