Nursing Leadership Administration, Adult Acute Care Nursing, Adult Education, Distance Education, Simulation Learning
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
The relationship among the design of work for RNs, unit/organizational culture and the quality and cost of patient care; the impact of changes in nursing care delivery on RN professional practice environment and job satisfaction; the relationship among managerial nurses' leadership behaviors, nursing unit tasks, unit structure, and RN job satisfaction; factors related to the retention of RNs. I am also interested in how low- to high-tech simulations can prepare a nursing workforce for the delivery of safe patient care in this time of rising patient acuity levels across all health care settings.
Descriptive Titles of Courses Recently Taught
(2011, spring) Kosmoski-Goepfert, K.A. (Ed.) Integrating Adult Acute Care Skills and Procedures into Nurse Practitioner Curricula. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Washington, DC
(2004) National Panel for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Competencies. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner competencies. Washington, DC: National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.
Grants or Awards
2010 Marquette University’s Edward D. Simmons Religious Commitment Award, Life with Dignity - Beliefs, Practices, and Economic Diversity, $1200.
2010 HRSA – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Equipment to Enhance Training for Health Professionals, If We Build It, They Can Come, $ 296,263.00.
2010 Way Klingler Teaching Enhancement Award, The Redesign of the Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum, Marquette University $15,000.
2007 Integrating Procedure/Skills in NP Education, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties. Deliverable is a national skills toolkit, $500.
2007- 2008 American Association of Colleges of Nursing Academic Leadership Fellow
2003-2004. Who's Who among Health Services Professionals. The Society of Human Services Professionals.