DAssistant Professor, Tenure Track
Department of Nursing
School of Health and Natural Sciences Dominican University of California
Professional Contact Information Personal Contact Information 50 Acacia Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901 Pinole, CA 94564 Phone: 415-482-3797 Email: email@example.com Mobile Phone: 510-260-7307
• Registered Nurse, PhD in Nursing, with extensive experience in hospital critical care, and community nursing, university teaching, and more recently research
• Focus on high quality education for undergraduate and graduate nursing students • Commitment to excellence in the practice of critical care nursing
• Demonstrated leadership in hospital inservice education, quality improvement, and continuity of care • Dedication to equity in providing healthcare access and assistance to underserved populations • Strong record of public service
NURSING EDUCATION2007 - 2012 University of California, San Francisco
Dissertation Advisor: Barbara J. Drew RN, PhD PhD Nursing 2000 - 2006 California State University, Sacramento
Thesis Advisor: Robyn Nelson, RN, DNSc
MS Nursing 1993 - 1996 Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA BS Nursing
1991 - 1993 College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA Nursing prerequisites
LICENSES, CERTIFICATION2009 – present Clinical Nurse Specialist, Adult Health
2000 – present American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Critical Care Certification (CCRN, emeritus) (active until 2010)
1996 – present California Board Certified Registered Nurse 1996 – present Public Health Nurse Certification
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL POSITIONSAug 2014 –
Dominican University of California
• Assistant Professor, Nursing, Tenure Track Oct 2012 –
University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing Department of Physiological Nursing
• Assistant Adjunct Professor (September 2013-present; full-time paid position through Summer 2014; volunteer status starting in Fall 2014) • Assistant Professional Researcher (October 2013-September 2013) Aug 2010 –
Dominican University of California • Assistant Professor, Nursing, Term Sept 2007 –
University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing Department of Physiological Nursing
• Graduate Student Researcher (2007-2012)
• Clinical Teaching Resident, Teaching Assistant (2009-2010) • Lab Coordinator, Electrocardiographic (ECG) Monitoring Research
Laboratory (2009-2014) Jan 2005 –
Humboldt State University
• Lecturer and Clinical Educator, BSN Program June1996 –
Mad River Community Hospital
• Medical-Surgical Floor, Staff RN (1996 -1997)
• Birth Center, Labor & Delivery, Maternal, Newborn RN (1997-1998) • Home Health Service, RN Clinician & Case Manager (2003 - 2004) • Emergency Department, Staff RN, per diem (2003-2005)
• Intensive Care Unit, Staff & Charge RN (1998 - 2003, 2004 - 2007) • Staff Development RN Educator (1996 – 2007)
KEYWORDS /AREAS OF INTERESTAcute coronary syndrome
Alarm burden/Alarm fatigue Autonomic nervous system Cardiac autonomic function Cardiopulmonary nursing Cardiorespiratory interactions Critical/Intensive care
Heart rate variability
Holistic health/Integrative therapies Mechanical ventilation Noninvasive monitoring Nursing education Nursing research Respiratory insufficiency Respiratory failure
HONORS AND AWARDS
2014 Open Access Funding Award Library of the University of California, San Francisco, and the California Digital Library
2011 – 2012 Century Club Award for Doctoral Dissertation Research
School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco 2011 Graduate Student Research Award Graduate Division, University of
California, San Francisco 2010 Research Poster Award, "Comparison heart rate
variability and one-year survival in acute coronary syndrome"
International Society of Computerized Electrocardiology
2009 Critical Care/Trauma Scholarship Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, San Francisco 2007 – 2010 Betty Irene Moore Nursing PhD Fellowship Betty Irene Moore Foundation
2006 Excellence in Clinical Practice Award Mad River Community Hospital 2004 Swacina Scholarship for Nursing Masters'
California State University, Sacramento
2000 Mad River Community Hospital Volunteers' Scholarship for Nursing Advancement
Mad River Community Hospital
1995 Mad River Community Hospital Volunteers' Nursing Student Scholarship
Mad River Community Hospital
1994 Nursing Baccalaureate Community Scholarship Division of Nursing, Humboldt State University
MENTORING AND TEACHING IN NURSINGACADEMIC MENTORING
Assistant Professional Researcher (2012-2013) and Assistant Adjunct Professor (2013-2014) Volunteer Assistant Adjunct Professor (2014-present) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO, School of Nursing, Department of Physiological Nursing, 2012-present
Researcher: Member of the research faculty responsible for coordination and collaboration on two significant research studies:
• Study Project Director and Co-Primary Investigator: “Analysis of Patient Monitor Alarms in Adult Intensive Care Units,” industry-sponsored study, funded by GE Healthcare.
• Co-primary Investigator: “Hospital Survey on Monitor Alarm Management & Default Settings,” sponsored by Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and Healthcare Technology Safety Institute (HTSI), National Alarm System Steering Committee.
Teaching Mentor, Dominican University of California and University of California, San Francisco
Year Student Name Mentoring Role Students’ Current Position
2015 Salma Almukhaini Acted as preceptor and supervised student’s clinical teaching residency with 8 students at San Francisco General Hospital, Telemetry and trauma step-down unit
UCSF Master student, Critical Care/Trauma CNS
Research Mentor, UCSF School of Nursing, Master and Doctorate of Nursing Programs
Year Student Name Mentoring Role Students’ Current Position
2014 Salma Almukhaini Supervised student’s participation in analysis of fluid balance in intensive care patients (secondary analysis of “Alarm Study”)
Master student at UCSF
2013 Glenda Baguso Supervised the student's participation in the "Analysis of Alarms in the Adult ICUs," for research residency and independent study
Student entered the UCSF doctoral program in Fall 2013 2013 Kimberly Lui Supervised the student's participation in the
"Analysis of Alarms in the Adult ICUs," for research residency and independent study
Student is in the second year of the UCSF Master’s program in Fall 2013
2012 - 2013 Adelita Tinoco Assisted in preparation of internal review board application, provided support in statistical analysis and presentation of findings; served on Thesis Committee
Student graduated in June 2013; Student entered the UCSF doctoral program in Fall 2013
UNIVESITY TEACHING: THEORY AND CLINICAL NURSING
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, 2014 - Present • Advanced-Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical (Nurl 4100), Fall 2014/Spring 2015, Undergraduate
Serving as faculty of record and clinical instructor for advanced medical-surgical undergraduate senior nursing students, guiding students in use of the nursing process to provide care of complex patients. Supervised student rotations to the emergency department, and intensive care unit. St. Luke’s Campus, California Pacific Medical center, San Francisco, CA (Fall 2014); supervised students in the step-down trauma and telemetry units at San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA (Spring 2015).
Assistant Adjunct Professor UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO, 2014.
• Pharmacology and Nursing Care (N141), Faculty of record for fundamental pharmacology course for Entry-Level Program for Nursing (MEPN), UCSF School of Nursing, Master of Nursing Program. Clinical Instructor/Assistant Professor, Term, DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, 2010 - 2011
• Advanced-Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical (Nurl 4100), Fall 2010 - Fall 2011, Undergraduate Nursing Program. Served as clinical instructor. Supervised and facilitated senior students' clinical experience in Telemetry, Intensive Care, Coronary Care, and Emergency departments at Seton Medical Center in Daly City, CA. Evaluated student progress, reviewed students' written care plans. Facilitated communication with Seton staff development personnel.
• Directed Research I - II (Nurs 4997), Undergraduate Nursing Program, Spring and Fall 2011. Facilitated senior students in two-semester course series, guiding research or teaching projects that demonstrated synthesis of undergraduate nursing experience and achievement of nursing program objectives. Course included instruction in writing proposals, reviewing literature, obtaining
permissions and/or submitting internal review board applications, collecting data or implementing teaching/learning assessment, analyzing data, interpreting results, and presenting findings. • Foundations of Pharmacology (Fall 2011, Nurs 2030). Introduced sophomore students to
pharmacological principals, including the nurses' role in medication administration, medication knowledge, accurate dosage, and safety.
• Nursing Research (Fall 2010, Nurs 3103), Undergraduate Nursing Program. Introduced junior and senior nursing students to research and its role in relation to patient care, improvement of health outcomes, and development of nursing science. Assisted in the development of team-centered educational experiences in which groups of 3-4 students developed, conducted, and completed nursing research projects.
Clinical Teaching Resident, Teaching Assistant, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO, School of Nursing, Department of Physiological Nursing, 2009-2010
Assisted in guiding clinical skills preparation in laboratory experience designed to develop mastery of advanced assessment, providing UCSF masters' students with an opportunity to apply clinical
assessment skills in critical care/trauma and cardiovascular nursing situations.
• Scientific Writing (N187), Master's/Doctoral Nursing Programs. Doctoral Teaching Assistant, Winter 2010. Reviewed and critiqued students' writing for course in academic & scientific writing. Assisted students with development of skills in writing and organizing a critical review of the literature, bibliographic search methodology, and American Psychological Association (APA) editorial format. Facilitated group discussions and lectures.
• Health Assessment of the Adult, Advanced Health Assessment Skills, Critical Care/Trauma (N414.25) and Cardiovascular Nursing (N414.25), Clinical Nurse Specialist Master's Program,
Clinical Teaching Residency, Fall 2009. Assisted in guiding clinical skills lab experiences designed to develop mastery of advanced assessment; coached, prepared lessons, graded assignments, and performed as practicum examiner for course that provides master's students an opportunity to apply theory in practice, extending clinical expertise to critical care/trauma and cardiovascular nursing. Nursing Lecturer and Clinical Instructor, HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY, 2003, 2005 - 2007 Taught Fundamentals, Assessment and Medical-Surgical Nursing as a lecturer and clinical instructor; prepared assignments and exams for students; planned course content and curriculum online and in the classroom. Supervised nursing students in Medical-Surgical, Intensive Care, and Emergency
Department clinical rotations, coordinated clinical rotations with other faculty members and local hospital administrators. Guided and motivated students in use of the nursing process to provide patient care at Mad River Community Hospital, Arcata and Redwood Memorial Hospital, Fortuna, CA.
Summary of courses taught at Humboldt State University:
• Nursing Interventions for the Adult Client (N264), Spring 2007 • Communication in the Healthcare Setting (N399), Spring 2007 • Fundamentals of Nursing Skills (N261), Fall 2006
• Stress Management – Wellness & Illness (N400), Fall 2006
• Clinical Applications of Assessment for the RN (N460), Summer 2006 • Nursing Interventions for the Adult Client (N264), Spring 2006
• Applying Concepts: Mental Health Nursing (N354), Spring 2006
• Applying Concepts: Children and Childbearing women (N355), Spring 2006. • Fundamentals of Nursing Skills (N261), Fall 2005
• Nursing Interventions for the Adult Client (N264), Spring 2005 • Beginning Assessment (N260), Fall 2003
TEACHING FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT
Staff Development RN, MAD RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, 1997 - 2007.
Acted as course director for American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), BLS Trainer and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) classes for hospital employees and community members. Assisted in teaching of new RN employees, and new and experienced critical care nurses. Description of Courses taught for Staff Development:
• Basic Life Support (BLS) Teacher, hospital-wide
BLS Monthly Course Instructor: Acted as course director and co-instructor for mandatory certification/recertification classes for hospital personnel (1997 - 2007).
§ Trainer for new and continuing BLS instructors, community-wide
Acted as course director and instructor; served as lead instructor 2000-2004, services included scheduling certification classes, traveling to clinics and community hospitals to provide BLS classes, and training the trainers (2000 - 2007).
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS) Teacher, community-wide
Course director or co-instructor for ACLS classes three times per year for hospital and community doctors, respiratory therapists, emergency medical personnel, and nurses (2000 - 2007).
§ Intensive Care Unit Annual Skills Update Instructor for Critical Care Nurses
Taught small group one- to two-hour continuing education courses for new and experienced critical care nurses (2000 – 2007). Courses included:
• Care of Patients with Chest Tubes • Care of Patients with Tracheotomy
• Peripheral Nerve Stimulator during Neuromuscular Blocking • Skin/Wound Assessment and Interventions
• Ventilator Management
Taught continuing education course in Emergency Defibrillator & Transcutaneous Pacing (2000, 2003).
§ Preceptor for new ICU nurses
Conducted one-to-one and small group on-the-job training for new critical care nurses (2000 – 2007). • Critical Care Training Program Teacher:
Taught a two-hour class for new critical care nurses on Respiratory Assessment & Respiratory Failure (2002)
• New Nurse Orientation Teacher:
Taught one- and two-hour classes for new graduate nurses on Recognizing and Preventing Shock (2002) and Medication Administration (2003)
• Intensive Care Continuing Education Course Teacher
Preventing Ventilator Complications: Conceived, organized, publicized, and directed 8-hour continuing education course; enlisted expert speakers, including respiratory therapists and a pulmonologist; enrolled students, taught sections on nursing care for ventilated patients. TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
Learning is a dynamic, life-long process. The most meaningful educational experiences occur when the development of knowledge is related to the fulfillment of the students’ own goals. Assuring that the learning experience is directly relevant to student needs is an essential component of my approach to teaching. I enjoy empowering others to apply the nursing theories and skills, learned in the classroom or simulation laboratory, to patients in real life settings.
As a teacher of nursing, I consider my work to be an extension of my own nursing practice and expertise. Imparting research knowledge to students is particularly important to me, as I believe this helps students to recognize reliable sources of information and use the best evidence to support their nursing practice. Becoming adept in the research process from conception through implementation to public presentation of findings helps instill students with an appreciation of the evidence-based approach.
I truly enjoy providing the opportunity for my students to become familiar with the rich and diverse human experience that nursing offers. With intelligence and compassion, I strive to teach my students to care for others in the way they would want their own loved ones to be treated. As an educator, I feel privileged to learn, evolve, and grow along with my students.
Co-Investigator with Dr. Margaret Fink and Deborah Daunt, Dominican University of California, 2014. An evaluation of Safe Nursing Skills-Competency Scores (SNS-CT) among Philippine-educated registered nurses after an intensive medical-surgical nursing course.: “ "Is there a difference(or what is the difference) in Safe Nursing Skills-Competency Testing ( SNS-CT) scores for Philippine- educated nurses (PENs) after an intensive summer medical surgical nursing course which includes deliberate practice in a Clinical Simulation Center, inpatient clinical practice, and didactic class meetings?" Primary Investigator for Patient characteristics associated with false arrhythmia alarms in intensive care, 2014. Secondary analysis of University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing “Analysis of Patient Monitor Alarms in Adult Intensive Care Units” study.
Study Project Director and Co-Primary Investigator, 2012-2014, University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing. Co-primary investigator for “Analysis of Patient Monitor Alarms in Adult Intensive Care Units.” Industry-sponsored study, funded by GE Healthcare.
Responsibilities include: assistance in writing protocol; coordination of all research activities; including data collection, data analysis, presentation of findings; obtaining institutional review board approval; supervision of research assistants; providing reports and updates; communication with study sponsors. Co-primary Investigator, 2013-present. Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)/ Healthcare Technology Safety Institute (HTSI). National Alarm System Steering Committee: Hospital Survey on Monitor Alarm Management & Default Settings.
Responsibilities include: research and assistance in writing survey questions; addressing ethical considerations; obtaining institutional review board application; communication with collaborators.
Coordinator of Electrocardiographic (ECG) Monitoring Research Laboratory. 2009-2014. University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing, Department of Physiological Nursing.
Responsibilities include: maintaining organization of lab, including supplies and research data; assisting graduate students with ECG software needs.
Bai Y, Do DH, Harris PRE, Schindler D, Boyle NG, Drew BJ, Hu X. Integrating Monitor Alarms with Laboratory Test Results to Enhance Patient Deterioration Prediction. J Biomed Inform. In press Nov 2014
Drew J, Harris P, Zegre-Hemsey JK, Mammone T, Schindler D, Salas-Boni R, Bai Y, Tinoco A, Ding Q, Hu X. Insights into the problem of alarm fatigue with physiologic monitor devices: a comprehensive observational study of consecutive intensive care unit patients. PLoS ONE 01/2014; 9(10):e110274. Salas-Bono R, Yong B, Harris PRE, Drew BJ, Hu, X. False ventricular tachycardia alarm suppression in the ICU based on the discrete wavelet transform in the ECG signal. J Electro Card 2014.07.016
Harris PR, Stein PK, Fung GL, Drew BJ. Heart rate variability measured early in patients with
evolving acute coronary syndrome and one-year outcomes of rehospitalization. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2014;10:451-64.
Harris PR, Sommargren, C, Stein PK, Fung GL, Drew BJ. Heart rate variability measurement and clinical depression in acute coronary syndrome patients: Narrative review of recent literature. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Health 2014;10:1335-47.
Harris PR, Stein PK, Fung GL, Drew BJ. Prognostic value of heart rate turbulence for risk assessment in patients with unstable angina and non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2013; 9:465-73. PMID: 23976860.
Hasanien AA, Drew BJ, Howie-Esquivel J, Fung G, Harris P. Prevalence and prognostic significance of long QT interval among patients with chest pain: selecting an optimum QT rate correction formula. J Electrocardiol. 2013 Jul-Aug; 46(4):336-42. PMID: 23597403.
Carter EV, Hickey KT, Pickham DM, Doering LV, Chen B, Harris PR, Drew BJ. Feasibility and compliance with daily home electrocardiogram monitoring of the QT interval in heart transplant recipients. Heart Lung. 2012 Jul-Aug; 41(4):368-73. PMID: 22459508.
Harris PRE. Out of the comfort zone. Journal of Cultural Diversity. 1997 4(2), 57-58 (Lisle, IL: Tucker Publications, Inc). PMID: 9287598.
BOOKS AND CHAPTERS
Harris PRE. Endocrinology, Chapter 64. In Schell HM & Puntillo K (Eds.) Critical Care Nursing Secrets (2nd ed.). 2006. Philadlephia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc.
Harris P, Drew B. Heart rate turbulence in patients with respiratory failure. Journal of Electrocardiology, Official Journal of International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology 2013;46:623.
Harris P, Drew B. Living with a significant other is associated with lower risk of emergency department readmission after unstable angina & non-ST elevation myocardial infarction. Circulation
2012;126(21);Sup Nov 20.
Harris PRE, Stein PK, Drew BJ. Heart rate turbulence and risk stratification in acute coronary syndrome patients. Abstract. Intensive Dare Medicine, Official Journal of European Society of Critical Care
Medicine, 2010;36, Supplement 2:S124.
Harris PRE, Stein PK, Drew BJ, Comparison of one-year survival and heart rate variability in acute coronary syndrome. Abstract, Journal of Electrocardiology, Official Journal of International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology 2010;43(6):642
Carter EV, Hickey K, Chen B, Pickham D, Harris P, Doering L, Drew B. Feasibility and compliance with daily home ECG monitoring of the QT interval in heart transplant recipients. Circulation
Donesky-Cuenco D, Harris PRE, Nguyen H, Wolpin S, Carrieri-Kohlman V, Preliminary comparison of exercise reporting between electronic and paper logs. Abstract. American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine 2009;179:A2301.
Harris PRE, Pillar E, Nelson R. The lived experience of mechanical ventilation. Abstract. American Journal of Critical Care 2007;16(3):314.
ORAL PRESENTATIONS International
2012 American Heart Association, Scientific Sessions,
International Forum, Los Anglees, CA Living with a significant other is associated with lower risk of emergency department readmission after unstable angina or myocardial infarction.
2015 Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/Healthcare Technology Safety Institute (in June 2015)
Alarm Management in Intensive Care – UCSF Study: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges
2014 Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation/Healthcare Technology Safety Institute
Analysis of patient alarms in adult intensive care units
2013 Streaming Analytics Forum on Complex Physiological Data Analysis, Excel Medical Electronics, IBM
Innovation Center, Chicago, IL
Prelimimary findings from the “Analysis of Patient Bedside Monitor Alarms” Study
1994 Society for the Advancement of Modeling and Role-Modeling, National Meeting and Humboldt State University Conference, Arcata, CA
Podium presentation on the nursing student experience,
2009 University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
Doctoral Forum Presenter on the doctoral program’s research residency 2008 University of California, San Francisco, School of
Presenter for new doctoral student orientation
2006 University of California, San Francisco/Stanford Center for Research and Innovation
Podium Presenter on the lived experience of mechanical ventilation 2004 St. Joseph Hospital, Eureka, CA Critical Care Course Lecturer for series
in respiratory failure and ventilator management
2004 University of California, San Francisco Critical Care Course Lecturer for class on adult respiratory distress syndrome 2004 Mad River Community Hospital, Arcata, CA Presenter for nursing research; Original
research proposal presentation POSTER PRESENTATIONS
2014 American Heart Association, Scientific Sessions, International Conference, Chicago, IL
Patient characteristics associated with false arrhythmia alarms in intensive care 2013 University of California, San Francisco Pulmonary
Research Retreat, San Francisco, CA Heart rate turbulence in patients with acute respiratory failure 2013 International Society for Computerized
Electrocardiology, San Jose, CA Heart rate turbulence in patients with respiratory failure 2010 European Society of Intensive Care Medicine,
Heart rate turbulence and risk stratification in acute coronary syndrome patients 2010 International Society for Computerized
Electrocardiolgoy International Conference, Albuquerque, NM
Comparison heart rate variability and one-year survival in acute coronary syndrome 2007 American Association of Critical Care Nurses,
International Conference, Atlanta, GA
The Experience of Mechanical Ventilation
2005 University of California, San Francisco/Stanford Center for Research and Innovation
Medication administration safety: Implementing a Systems Approach
As primary investigator and project coordinator for the study to examine electrocardiographic autonomic markers in critically ill mechanically ventilated patients, starting in 2009, I performed the following activities to ensure the study moved forward:
• Writing the research proposal and obtaining UCSF Committee of Human Research approval • Communicating with GE Healthcare Cardiology Product and Research Managers
• Meeting with the UCSF Nursing Research Committee members, Medical Directors, Unit Managers • Meeting with UCSF School of Nursing, Director of Information Technology (IT) to obtain approval • Meeting with and presenting to the Medical Center's IT subcommittee to obtain approval
• Organizing conference calls with key personnel
• Working with UCSF Industry Contracts Division to facilitate approval of the contract
• Meeting with UCSF bioengineering, facilities management, and GE Healthcare field engineering to facilitate installation of the system
Additional research interest/activities include:
• Data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of observational feasibility study, examining
cardiopulmonary and autonomic nervous system changes experienced by respiratory failure patients during mechanical ventilation and weaning, “Electrocardiographic Autonomic Function Measures for Improving Outcomes in Critically Ill Mechanically Ventilated Patients with Acute Respiratory Failure.” GE Healthcare provided specialty software for electrocardiographic data analysis.
• Secondary analysis of discrete electrocardiographic markers of cardiac autonomic function, termed
autonomic information flow, in patients diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome, in collaboration with the Hoyer Biomagnetic Institute, University Hospital, Jena University, Jena, Germany.
ARTICLE IN REVSION
Harris PR, Pillor E, Nelson R. The experience of mechanical ventilation: A qualitative approach (being revised). Targeted journal - Nursing: Research and Reviews.
§ Magic in Teaching Conference, October 2011, Coauthor of abstract, Ganley B, Harris P, Wilson J. Accepted for oral presentation, “Teaching nursing research throughresearch collaboratives,” San Diego, CA.
§ Faculty research course advisor for student Brittany Alfonso. “Influence of international opportunities on the development of personal and professional competencies in nursing students.” [Abstract accepted for presentation]. Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC, 2011.
CLINICAL PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
Critical Care Charge RN, MAD RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, Arcata, CA, 2002 - 2003; 2004 - 2007. Performed all duties of critical care RN along with coordination of intra-and inter-department activities for shift. Acted as clinical resource person, acted as preceptor for new nurses, assessed patient acuity, oversaw work flow and supervised nursing activities on the unit, planned transfer of patients, coordinated with other departments, acted as member of Code Blue team. Served as resource RN on night shift (2004-2007).
Clinical Nurse Specialist training in adult health and critical care, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO, (2000-2006). Attained education to enhance advanced nursing and leadership skills for serving patients at Mad River Community Hospital in rural Humboldt County. Obtained advanced
practice nursing certification in 2009.
Emergency Department Per Diem RN, MAD RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, Arcata, CA, 2003 - 2005. Rapidly assessed and provided interventions in collaboration with the patient, family, physician, and other healthcare team members in the Emergency Department, per diem, two shifts per month. Clinical Nurse Specialist Internship in Critical Care, Clinical Rotation for Master's Degree, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO, Fall 2004.
Provided patient assessment, education, and support in Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Units, in conjunction with Critical Care Nurse Specialist, Hildegarde Schell, RN, MS.
Adult Health Advanced Nursing Practice Internship, Clinical Rotation for Master's Degree, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS, Summer 2004. Provided patient assessment, education, support, and referrals for the Otolaryngology service, In conjunction with nurse expert in Otolaryngology and Head/Neck Surgery, Anne Sievers, RN MSN.
Home Health RN, Case Manager, MAD RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, Arcata, CA, 2003 - 2004. Provided appropriate health care for clients who were homebound. Acted as clinician and case manager, assessing, care planning, and performing interventions in conjunction with the client, physician, and other health care team members. Coordinated services for the hospital, community, and home, including patients' admission, discharge, and follow-up therapies to improve continuity of care.
Critical Care RN, MAD RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, Arcata, CA, 1998 - 2002.
Performed admission and ongoing assessment for critically ill patients using the nursing process; monitored patient response to therapy; provided total patient care along with education and family
support; managed ventilators in collaboration with critical care team; evaluated cardiac rhythms; assisted with invasive procedures; collaborated on care plans with patients, family, and other providers.
Perinatal RN, MAD RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, Arcata, CA, 1997 - 1998.
Performed total patient care using the nursing process for women in labor, postpartum women, and newborns. Performed assessments, monitored patients, provided coaching, emotional support, comfort measures, perinatal teaching for patients and families.
Medical-Surgical RN, MAD RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, Arcata, CA, 1996 - 1997.
Performed patient care using nursing process; collaborated with other care providers and family to fulfill nursing care plans, using the nursing process; conducted teaching for patients and families.
SELECT CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
2014 For the Love of Teaching, University of California, San Francisco, CA, School of Nursing 2014 Rhythm: Adult, electrocardiography rhythm recognitiion course, American Heart
2011 Update in Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias, 2011. Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA
2009 Asian Heart and Vascular Symposium, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA
2009 American Thoracic Society, Mechanical Ventilation, State of the Art, 2009, San Diego, CA
2009 American Thoracic Society, Mechanical Ventilation and Ventilator Weaning, San Diego, CA
2009 European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Acute Respiratory Failure, Barcelona, Spain
2009 Update in Electrocardiography and Arrhythmias, 2009. Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA
2008 American Thoracic Society, Mechanical Ventilation, State of the Art 2008, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2007 American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Leadership Development Workshop, Atlanta, GA
2006 American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Healthy Work Environments through Crucial Conversations, Anaheim, CA
2003 American Heart Association, Western Region Annual Symposium, Conference for Evaluation of Newly Revised First Aid Certification, Sacramento, CA
2000 American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Critical Care Certification Review, Oakland, CA
2009 - present International Society of Computerized Electrocardiology 2009 - present American Holistic Nurses Association
2009 - present Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association 2009 - present American Heart Association
2008 - present American Thoracic Society
2006 - present American Nurses Association\California
2000 - present American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) 1996 - present Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 2012 - Present Association for the Advancement of Medical
Steering Committee Member, Alarm Parameters Workgroup 2006 - 2007 American Association of Critical Care Nurses,
Redwood Empire Chapter
2005 - 2007 UCSF-Stanford Center for Research & Innovation Site Coordinator for Mad River Community Hospital
2003 - 2007 Nursing Advisory Council for Humboldt State University-College of the Redwoods
Member, Community Liaison
2002 - 2005 American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Redwood Empire Chapter
Chapter Board Member
2001 - 2002 Sigma Theta Tau International, Omicron Omega Chapter
Chapter Board Member
CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS 2012 - 2013 Reviewer, Journal of Electrocardiology 2009 Reviewer, American Journal of Critical Care
SERVICE ACTIVITESUNIVERSITY SERVICE
2014 Dominican University of California
Member, Faculty Forum
2013 - 2014 University of California, San Francisco
Representative for School of Nursing, Clinical Research Coordinator Steering Committee 2006 - 2007 Humboldt State University Volunteer for creating and teaching a healthcare
communication course open to all university students and community members
DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL OF NURSING
2014 Dominican University of California Member, Curriculum Committee
2014 Dominican University of California Member, Clinical Facilities Working Group 2012 University of California, San Francisco,
Department of Physiological Nursing
Organizer/facilitator for BedMasterEx (Excel Medical Electronics) In-Service. Coordinated with Excel Medical and UCSF to provide training on BedMasterEx System, April 2012 2011 Dominican University of California,
Department of Nursing
Member of Curriculum and Learning Resources committees
2011 Dominican University of California, Department of Nursing
Volunteer for Ad Hoc Senior Coursework committee and Student Integrity task force 2011 University of California, San Francisco,
Department of Physiological Nursing
Organizer/facilitator for GE Healthcare Electrocardiographic Holter Analysis In-Service. ECG Monitoring Research Lab.. August 2011
2008 - 2009 University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
Co-Chair, Doctoral Forum Committee
2008 - 2009 University of California, San Francisco, School of Nursing
Committee Member, Community of Scholars Planning Committee
2008 - present American Lung Association, Pinole, CA Volunteer facilitator for the Pinole Better Breathers Club
1996 - 2007 American Heart Association, Kneeland, CA
Basic Life Instructor, Volunteer Instructor for local firefighters and 4-H Club members
1994 Catholic Charities, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Volunteer Healthcare worker in the Dominican Republic, Summer 1994 1992 - 2004 Kneeland Volunteer Fire Department,
Volunteer Fire Fighter and Basic Life Support Trainer
1990 - 1991 Carlotta Volunteer Fire Department, Carlotta, CA
Volunteer Fire Fighter
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCETECHNICAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
1979-1981 California State University, Chico, CA Coursework in physical science, chemistry, mathematics
Obtained 1989 Sierra Academy of Aeronautics, Oakland, CA Federal Aviation Administration, Flight Dispatchers License Obtained 1976 Flight Training School, Hayward Executive
Airport, Hayward, CA
Private Pilot License
ORGANIZATIONAL AND MANAGEMENT WORK EXPERIENCE
Flight Dispatcher, Northern Air Charter & Flight School, Eureka, CA, 1990-1992.
Organized charter flights, maintained schedules for the flight school, fueled planes, and provided airport traffic, safety, and weather reports for pilots.
Firefighter at Fire Air Tanker Base, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Rohnerville Airport, Fortuna, CA, 1989-1991.
Provided airport traffic reports, aircraft signaling, safety information, and ground operation services for pilots. Handled radio operations. Kept air tankers filled with fire retardant. Served as first responder for local first aid calls.
Restaurant Owner and Operator, Tomaso’s Tomato Pies, Eureka, CA, 1983-1989.
Managed all aspects of business, including promotion, menu, food preparation, dining room services, ordering, bookkeeping, payroll, tax preparation, management of kitchen and dining room with 30 employees.
Flight Follower/Aircraft Dispatcher, Trans West Air Express, Cargo Airline, Oakland, CA, 1977-1979. Tracked position of all airplanes during ground and air operations; oversaw operations for offloading and transferring cargo to ground services.