Associate Professor of Nursing
- BSN, Goshen College, 1972
- M.A., University of Iowa, 1979
- MHS, Wichita State University, 1988
2012 Debriefer/Auditor Role for Doctoral Dissertation Research for Ruth Stoltzfus
Recieved a $2,500. Grant from The Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning (CITL) during the school year May, 2010 to May, 2011, to study best practices in teaching.
During this year long study classes were offered in the Course Development Institute looking at both how to organizes classes and how best to teach classes. Participants were professors from Goshen College and teachers from both Bethany High School and Goshen High School. Following these classes, the Professional Learning Community for 2010-2011 was formed with some of the same participants. These classes looked at best practices in teaching for student learning outcomes. Each participate visited other participants classrooms and also visited my classroom. We then compared our learnings from this experience. To receive the full grant I completed an in depth review of one learning activity of my class. I chose to review my student’s final clinical project of a Seminar Presentation, where in the student presented multiple aspects about the care of one of their clients to their classmates. Rubric were developed to grade this project and given to the student prior to their presentation. The outcomes of this course portfolio study were published on a peer review website called: www.school/reforminitative.org.
Nursing Care of the Adult I
The nursing process is used with adults and families experiencing illness. Content areas include nursing care of adults with fluid and electrolyte and acid/base imbalances, gastrointestinal disorders, musculoskeletal problems, chronic neurological problems, urinary/genital conditions, and autoimmune disorders. Clinical experiences consist of providing holistic nursing care to adults in medical/surgical clinical areas, with emphasis on perioperative nursing.
Nursing Care of the Adult II
The nursing process is used with adults and families experiencing illness. Content areas include nursing care of adults with fluid and electrolyte and acid/base imbalances, cancer, lower respiratory problems, diabetes, and cardiovascular problems. Clinical experiences consist of providing holistic nursing care to adults in medical/surgical clinical areas.Leadership in NursingContinues to focus on the use of the nursing process with clients. Content includes management and leadership theories. The clinical experience includes management of care for multiple clients.
N308 Nursing Care of the older adult.
N 410 Senior Seminar
N409 Nursing Leadership
Independent Studies in N409 Nursing Leadership and N306 Care of the Adult I
- Gerontological Nursing
- Leadership in Nursing
- Assessment Skills
- Concepts and Strategies in Nursing
- NCLEX-RN Exam Strategies
April 2012 Speaker at Nurse Pinning: Healing the Art of Nursing
2005EGH-Health Careers Guide Book, contributor. EGH, Elkhart, IN1995NGNA Core Curriculum for Gerontological Nursing. Edited by: Ann Schmidt Luggen, Mosby: St. Louis (Reviewer).1992
“Get Off On the Right Foot with Your MDS ” Long-Term Care Executive Network. An Aspen Publication: Vol 1., No. 1., July.1992
Resident Assessment Protocol Manual, contributor. Schowalter Villa.1992
Quality Assurance: Developing a Program for Long-Term Care. Schowalter Villa.1991
Fight the Good Fight, with Philip Bedsworth. Scottdale: Herald Press.1982
“Psychological Stress in Spouses of Patients with Myocardial Infarctions.” Heart and Lung: September/October 1982 p. 450-456.1982
Video: Quality Assurance: Impacts on the Workplace. Writer and Producer. 1992
- 2012: Granted Tenure.
- 2011-2012: Received a $2,500. Grant from Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning.
- 1992-Present: American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification as Clinical Specialist in Gerontological Nursing. Recertification 2012-2017
- 2007, 2013: American Nurses Credentialing Center field tester for Clinical Specialist in Gerontological Nursing Examination
- 2005: I received Clinical Ladder III status (top clinical performance award) at Elkhart General Hospital
- 1995-2002: American Nurses Credentialing Center Test Development Committee for Clinical Nurse Specialist Gerontological Nursing; Committee chair 1998.
- 1994-1999: American Nurses Credentialing Center Certification Nursing Administration, Advanced
Received a $2,500. Grant from The Center for Intercultural Teaching and Learning (CITL) during the school year May, 2010 to May, 2011, to study best practices in teaching.
2009-present: Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE)
2008-2012: Vice President on Regional Board, Nu Omicron
1976-present: American Nurses Association
2005-present: National League of Nursing
1978-present: Sigma Theta Tau, Inc;
1988-present: Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
2008-present: Northern Indiana Nurse Educators
1997-1998: Kansas Association of Homes & Services for the Aging member of Quality Action Team
1997-1998: Kansas Association of Homes & Services for the Aging member of Assisted Living Action Team
1999-2000: American Association of Nursing Assessment Coordinators
2001-2002: Kansas Adult Care Executives
1999-2001: Kansas Department of Health & Environment member Special task force committee on CMA curriculum
1992-1999: National Gerontological Nurses Association (NGNA), past Regional VI Director
1992-1994: NGNA (On the committee to organize the first Chapter in Kansas; On committee to organize the first 6 state regional conferences 1993-1995)
As a student at Goshen College in the 1970’s, I had the opportunity to do a Study Service Term (SST) abroad in Costa Rica. During this time I lived with a family and was immersed into the culture immediately upon arrival into the country. For the first six weeks, we as Goshen college students, studied the language and culture. The second six weeks, we did a service project. As I had completed the requirements for a BSN minus my SST experience for Goshen College, I worked in a hospital for the poor. I studied the tiered health care program of the country. This experience ignited a desire in me to travel.
Since that time I have had the opportunity to spend two years in church voluntary service (VS) in Puerto Rico with my husband (1973-1975). I have traveled outside the United States (US) to Nicaragua (1972), The Virgin Islands (1973), Haiti (1974), Columbia (1974), India, France, England (1995), Israel (1996 and 1997), Jordan (1997), Venezuela (1999), Belize and Guatemala (2006), Norway, Sweden, Finland, St. Peterburg, Russia, Estonia, Denmark, Germany and Holland (2007). I have also been in all the stated within the US except the extreme Northeast including Alaska and Hawaii. My favorite way to travel comes from my SST experience. I love to learn about a place by living with the people in that place.
Another interest of mine is in Restorative Justice. I am currently a volunteer mediator with the Center for Community Justice in Elkhart, Indiana.
I attend Prairie Street Mennonite Church where I am active in various service programs.
I have also owned an Antique business from 2003-2011. I like coins, sewing, painting, grandparenting, gardening
Committee Assignments 2014-2015
- Academic Advisory Committee from 2000 to present
- Skills Day for 300 level (ad hoc)2011-2013
- 60th Anniversary Planning Committee 2011-2012
- Curriculum from 2005 to present
- Business Meeting from 2005 to present
- Unbound Textbook Ad Hoc 2014
- Outcomes Assessment Chair since 2008-present
- 300 Level Team Leader since 2006-present
- New Patho Course Ad Hoc 2014
- Preceptor for MSN Education student 2014
- EBI ad hoc committee–compiling outcomes 2014-2015
- NCLEX Pass Celebration ad hoc 2014
- Classroom planning schedule ad hoc 2015
- Peds/RN-BSN Search Committee ad hoc 2015
- Admissions Committee 2009 to 2014
- PLA Leadership Program Interviewer from 2009 to present
Professional Development and Continuing Education Activities for 2014-2015
Topic CEU Date(s)
|2015 NICHE Conference—Orlando, Fl||24||4/14-17/15|
|Clinical Mgmt of Atrial Fibrillation NET-CE(on-line)||10||4/13/15|
|Alzheimer’s Disease NET-CE(on-line)||15||4/13/15|
|REMS for ER/LA Opioid Analgesics: Am PainSociety (on line)||2||4/9/15|
|Osteoporosis: Diagnosis & Mgmt NET-CE(on-line)||5|
|Affordable Care Act for Indiana Nurses-IUHGHAm Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission||1||2/16/15|
|Aging & Long-Term Care NET-CE (on-line)||3||2/5/15|
|Global Health: Awareness & Compassion:MHF rgnl meeting, College Menn. Church||0||11/13/14|
|Chronic Pain Syndromes: Current Concepts & TTreatment strategies. NET-CE (on-line)||15||11/30/14|
|Geriatric Failure to Thrive: A MultidimensionalProblem NET-CE||5||11/2/14|
|Completed an interview for EMU docCandidate on: Faculty as Servant Teachers:An Exploration of Servant Leadership Applied to Nursing Education||11/4/14|
|The Efficacy of Cultural Intelligence in HigherEducation by Dr Brian Leander||11/17/15|
|Martin Luther King, Jr. events. CommunityBreakfast and Convocation events||1/19/15|
|Cultural Competency Questionnaire by DrBrian Leander||3/30/15|