Associate Professor Chairperson, Nursing Department
Audrey Hirt Academic Center room 313B
During my nursing career I have pursued multiple opportunities in acute care and home care settings, including: Hospital IV team member, including PICC insertions; Patient Advocate; Clinical operations manager for home infusion agency; nurse entrepreneur of a biofeedback practice; as well as 15 years as a nurse educator in both undergraduate and graduate programs.
It was during my MSN program that I first developed an interest in integrative nursing, as a valued professor guided me through a course on Holistic Nursing. Since that time, even while focusing on the “high-tech” aspects of infusion nursing, I have developed a passion for holistic healing techniques that can be integrated in nursing practice. In recent years I have begun researching the construct of resiliency in nursing, especially ways to build resiliency through the use of mindfulness and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback. Integrative nursing is person-centered and relationship-based and focuses on the health and well-being of caregivers as well as those they serve.
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
B.S.N., D’Youville College
M.S.N. D’Youville College
DHSc. Nova Southeastern University
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Integrative Nursing, University of Arizona
Research and Interests:
Integrative Health and Healing
Palliative Care and Advance Directives
Resiliency Training through HRVB