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Legal Nurse Consultant Expert Witness

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Legal Nurse Consultant LNC, Legal Nurse Consultant, Director Critical care, Med Surg, administration, education, head nurse, in service training, IV therapy in home care, computerized record keeping, Medical Surgical,

Pennsylvania

Expert Witness No.370

Pennsylvania

Education

Emory University: Master of Nursing 1978 Atlanta, Georgia Major: Adult Health /Oncology

Indiana University: BS. Nursing 1973 Indianapolis. Indiana  (Highest Distinction)

Alexian Brothers Hospital: School of Nursing Diploma 1964 Chicago, Illinois

Military: Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas

Advanced Administration Course (1983)
Faculty Development Course (1 975)
Army Medical Department Officer Advanced Course (1971)

Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation: Leadership Institute (1997)

Military Service

Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Nurse Corps 1964-l984 (Military retirement) & 1990-1991, Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm (Re-entered retirement)

Licensure

State of Pennsylvania

Faculty Appointments

1996 to present
Instructor, A private University, School of Nursing: Educational technology, instructional design for Web-based delivery, MS Windows and MS Office applications.

1992 to 1996
Instructor, La Salle University, School of Nursing Pharmacology, physical assessment, medical-surgical clinical.

1988-89
Clinical Assistant Professor; Hahnemann University. School of Health Sciences and Humanities, Philadelphia, PA

1988-89
Clinical Adjunct Instructor: Widener University, School of Nursing, graduate program in nursing administration

1986-1987
Lecturer, Lamar University School of Nursing, Beaumont, Texas

1983-84
Adjunct Instructor, Catholic University of America, graduate program in nursing administration

Professional Experience

Civilian:

August 1996 to present Director Nursing Education Informatics, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, School of Nursing. Faculty support in the use of computer technology to enhance education. Lead manager of a technical team and contractor to establish a 1ntemet based real-time academic and continuing education system. Design and management of a dedicated website

January 1995 to January 1996: Private contractor in nursing practice, providing intravenous therapy home care in the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area

September 1993 to August 1996: Nursing Informatics and Learning Laboratory Manager, La Salle University School of Nursing, Maintain additional teaching responsibilities for student clinical practice in Health Promotion and Physical Assessment; Medical-Surgical Nursing instructor of Basic Pharmacology for Nursing Practice and Senior Seminars in Pharmacology in Nursing Practice.

July 1993 to August 1993: Middle Manager for La Salle University Summer of Service, Immunize Children at Risk Early (I.C.A.R.E.). Administered by the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition and sponsored by the Clinton Administration National Service Initiative.

October 1992 to August 1993: Learning Laboratory Specialist, La Salle University School of Nursing. Design. Supervise construction, equip and set up clinical and computer-assisted instruction laboratories

September 1989 to 1995 Private Contractor in nursing practice, Multiple specialty clinical practice in area hospitals.

September 1990 to June 1991: Voluntarily recalled to active duty in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Duty as clinical staff nurse, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., Urological surgery and oncology.

January 1988 to July 1989: Director of Nursing, Critical Care, Hahnemann University Hospital Responsible to the Associate Executive Director, Nursing for the administration of the Critical Care Division consisting of 189 beds of multispecialty services staffed by 340 FTE’s in 11 patient care cost centers

December 1985 to December 1987: Assistant Director of Nursing, Critical Care, Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas, Beaumont Texas. Responsible to the Director of Nursing for the management of critical care units (22 beds), intermediate care telemetry units (38 beds), Air Rescue helicopter ambulance service, emergency room and an outpatient medical clinic. October 1984 to September 1985: Assistant Director of Nursing Critical Care, Middlesex General University Hospital (now Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital), New Brunswick, NJ. Responsible to the Director of Nursing for the management of the adult and intermediate care units.

Military:

June 1983 to September1984: Clinical Director of Critical and Specialty Care Nursing. Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Washington, D.C. Responsible to the Chief, Department of Nursing for the clinical administration of a 215 bed multispecialty critical care and intermediate critical care nursing service.

August 1981 to June 1983: Assistant Chief, Department of Nursing, Evenings and Nights, Waiter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Responsible to the Chief Department of Nursing for the supervision and evaluation of nursing activities for a 978 bed teaching military medical center.

December 1979 to July 1981: Chief, Nursing Education and Training Service Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI. Responsible to the Chief, Department of Nursing of a 650 bed teaching facility. Served as chairman of the state association-approved continuing education providership. Interagency coordinator of refresher training programs for Army, Navy and Air Force personnel and civilian contract personnel from remote Pacific island facilities.

July 1978 to December 1979: Nurse Instructor, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI. Responsible to the Chief Nursing Education and Training Service for all continuing education program development, inservice program coordination and CPR training.

January 1977 to May 1977: Chief Maternal Child Health Nursing Service, Silas B. Hayes Army Hospital, Fort Ord, CA. Supervision and administration of inpatient and outpatient obstetric, gynecologic and pediatric nursing. Responsible for the reorganization of units as a newly established specialty service within the facility.

May 1975 to January 1977: Assistant Director and Nurse Instructor Clinical Specialist Course, Silas B. Hayes Army Hospital Fort Ord, CA. Teaching. School administration, curriculum design, clinical curriculum planning, and chairman of the clinical evaluation committee.

January 1974 to April 1975: Nurse Instructor, clinical Specialist Course, Silas B. Hayes Army Hospital. Fort Ord, CA. Classroom and clinical teaching and chairman of the clinical evaluation committee.

July 1973 to December 1973: Clinical Head Nurse, General Medical Outpatient Clinic and Troop Medical Clinic. Silas B. Hayes Army Hospital. Fort Ord, CA. Responsible to the Chief’, Ambulatory Health Nursing for the management of multidisciplinary clinics that averaged 3000 visits per month

December 1968 to December 1970: Counselor, Army Nurse Corps, U.S. Army Recruiting Main Station, Indianapolis, IN. Consultant on nursing to the station commander; interview counsel and participate in the selection of prospective Army Nurse Corps officers, public relations with the professional nursing community.

November 1965 to November 1968: Clinical Staff Nurse, U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Zama, Japan. Nursing practice on medical and surgical nursing units which included tropical diseases, and Viet Nam war trauma surgery patient care.

May 1965 to November 1965: Clinical Staff Nurse, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, CA Nursing practice on a mixed neurology and neurosurgical unit including neurosurgical intensive care.

August 1964 to February 1965: Clinical Staff Nurse, St Joseph Hospital. Chicago, IL. Nursing practice on a mixed medical and surgical nursing unit.

Other Experience

1993 to present: JFRN Professional Services: Consultation as professional expert in nursing practice to the legal profession practice.

September 1989 to August 1992: Entrepreneurial business, THE JOB JAR founded a small project home improvement and repair business based on an opportunity niche created by home owners who have projects too small for large contractors and which are beyond their ability to accomplish. Licensed carpenter, plumber and electrician.

Professional Organizations

Sigma Theta Tan International Honor Society of Nursing, Alpha Chapter, 1972 to present.

American Society for Training and Development

Society for Applied Learning Technology

Boards

Center for International Nursing Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, Appointed to the
Advisory Board, October 1996 to present.

Civilian

Brother Christy Scholarship, Alexian Brothers Hospital School of Nursing, 1963-1964.

Indiana University Deans Council, 1972

Dotaline E Allen Award (scholarship), Indiana University School of Nursing, 1972

Military

Army Achievement Medal, Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm. 1990-1991

Meritorious service Medal, Second Oak Leaf Cluster, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 1981- 1984.

Meritorious Service Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster, Tripler Army Medical Center, 1978-l98I.

Meritorious Service Medal, Silas B. Hayes Army Hospital, 1973-1977. Overseas Service Medal two awards.

Meritorious Unit Citation, U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Zama, Japan. 1965-1968.

Attended Indiana University and Emory University for B.S.N. and M.N. respectively on military scholarships.

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