Saint Louis University
School of Nursing
office: (314) 977-8929
fax: (314) 977-8949
Teaching: My teaching includes senior students in the traditional program. I teach Leadership and Management, Integrative Seminar, Immersion and Complex Care. The Leadership and Management course identifies quality and safety as a priority in the care of patients. Patient-and-Family Centered care is reinforced as it relates to outcomes and satisfaction. The course prepares the students to advocate for patients and care for themselves. Integrative Seminar is a course preparing students for transition to practice. Best practices in a Patient-and-Family Centered environment are discussed. The students complete the IHI Open School Certification along with understand the Nurse Practice Act and purpose of the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Social Justice and a trip to Jefferson City allow students the experience of grassroots advocacy. Transition to practice concerns are identified and discussed in a comfortable setting allowing students to role play. This experience is referred to as Cura Personalis. The Complex Care course provides case studies and reviews scenarios reflecting our increasingly complicated patient population. Immersion is a clinical course allowing students to not only care for multiple patients but shadow members of the interdisciplinary team. The goal of this clinical experience is improved role identity of members of the team will enhance efficiency and patient outcomes.
Practice: I worked at Saint Louis University Hospital for 18 years. My experience at SLU Hospital included: bedside nursing, clinical specialist for skin/wound/stoma management, adjunct instructor for SLUSON (10 years) and nursing leadership. I managed the Trauma/General Surgery Acute Care division for 16 years.