My name is Stephanie. As your professor, my goal is to provide guidance and support to help you achieve success with NCLEX. My goal is to provide a learner-centered environment where you will feel comfortable sharing your knowledge, experiences, and communicating with me.
I have had a varied nursing career. I think that's what I love most about nursing, there is always change. I have been a nurse for 45 years now. The first 15 years of my career were spent in acute care. I have worked in OB, NICU, Peds, Med Surg, Neuro ICU, Home Health, Hospice, IV Therapy, and Flight Nurse. The next 30 years a mixture of management and teaching. Believe it or not, there was an abundance of nurses in the early 70's I graduated as an LPN, had to wait 6 years to get into an Associate program. I have always loved learning and quickly returned to school finished my BSN at Weber State University. My last hospital project was opening a free-standing state of the art Women's Center. I loved the idea that our rural hospital was going to have a level 2 high-risk center to care for women and infants, but, no one told me that I needed to have construction knowledge to be a nurse. It was a challenge learning all the rules and regulations concerning hospital construction but the end result was rewarding for me and the community. I have been teaching in some format or another most of my nursing career. During my time in the hospital, I taught, NRP and other classes depending on the needs of my staff. My job requirements for maintaining nursing quality in my areas of responsibility have always kept me in research and looking for evidenced-based research to help support changes that my nursing team wanted to implement. Finally, I have completed all my doctoral course work I am currently ABD, due to a personal loss I stopped work on my dissertation. I look forward to starting to pick up where I left off starting in March 2019.
In 1993, my drive for more knowledge led me to enroll at the University of Phoenix to complete my Masters in Nursing with a Concentration in Nursing Education. When I completed my degree in 1996, I started teaching in a BSN program at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. The best part of teaching is getting to see the look of excitement on the student's faces as they give their first medication to a patient or start their first IV. Teaching is a joy and a blessing.
The past 11 years have seen me back in the management role in academia as either the Nursing Chair or the Dean of a nursing program, which at the present time I am the Dean of Nursing for a small program in Utah. I am from Salt Lake City Utah. Have to love those beautiful mountains.
I have 6 wonderful children, 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a lot of love. I enjoy attending art festivals, Sundance film festival, driving in the mountains, and reading a non- medical books.
Preferred Method of Contact: Cell 918-971-8898
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Weber State University - Bachelor of Science, Nursing (RN)
Graduate Degree: University of Phoenix-Utah Campus - Masters in Education, Nursing (RN)
I love camping, fishing, reading, dancing, swimming, and much more.