2012 Idaho State University, Masters in Nursing Education
2001 Lewis-Clark State College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing
I believe that learning is a magnificent, lifelong process that occurs in relationship to context/(environment) and cognition/(perception). My role as a teacher is to facilitate learning through providing sound scientific and clinical practice knowledge as well as opportunities for social interaction. I intend to build relationships with students and mentor them throughout that time. The combination of these things will enhance learning and encourage students to assimilate meaning and understanding, as well as engage and acculturate them to the college environment and the nursing profession.
I believe that the learning environment should be relaxed, safe, comfortable, and respectful. Both teacher and learner should benefit from interactions. My goal in teaching is facilitating student success. I want the students to appreciate the information they are provided, to take it in, reflect on it, and use it in context before categorizing it permanently. I want students to have a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills learned from me, so that they can apply them correctly in any given situation.
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Lewiston, Idaho
2010-current Staff Nurse: Emergency Department
2007-2008 Clinical Care Coordinator: Intensive Care Unit
2003-2010 Charge/Staff Nurse: Intensive Care Unit
2001-2003 Charge/Staff Nurse: Inpatient Mental Health