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Norma R. Brown Curriculum vitae

LICENSURE

Pennsylvania and New Jersey RN licensure

EDUCATION

MSN, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1982.
Majored in Adult Health and Illness: clinical emphasis in cardiovascular nursing.
Designed/taught patient education programs at cardiac rehabilitation facility in Einstein
Medical Center, Daroff Division, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Graduate courses at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1977-1979.
Nursing management courses including Issues and Trends in Nursing taught by Sister
Rosemary Donnelly, later President of Sigma Theta Tau and Dean of School of Nursing,
Catholic University, Washington, D.C.

BSN, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1976.
Graduated summa cum laude, major in nursing, minors in biology and sociology.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004-present
The College of New Jersey, School of Nursing
Coordinator, Clinical Laboratory Education
Responsibilities include:
• Simulation integration throughout the curriculum which includes actual running of scenarios as well as fostering the faculty development in their roles as creators of scenarios, operators of scenarios, and facilitators of debriefing. These simulations include the use of high fidelity simulators, medium fidelity simulators and some limited use of standardized patients.
• Implementation of clinical laboratory learning opportunities as well as establishment of evaluation criteria based on faculty goals and objectives for particular courses
• Establishment and maintenance of laboratory standards, in regard to compliance with OSHA, JACHO, current clinical scenarios, and professional issues
• Curricular integration with the Academic Electronic Health Record
• Developing a working budget for day-to-day needs in the laboratory as well as developing long term budgetary goals
• Developing and maintaining collegial relationships with nursing faculty members as goals and objectives are developed for clinical laboratory learning opportunities
• Management of the daily operations of the clinical learning laboratory, including personnel and the tracking, ordering, and maintenance of inventory as well as the scheduling of laboratory usage
• Organizing and coordinating all media and technology resources for the School of Nursing: students and faculty
• Preparing long term goals for the laboratory development
• Preparing annual goals and objectives for the clinical laboratory that support both the undergraduate and graduate programs
• Maintaining the laboratory to maximize learning opportunities within the fiscal requirements of the department
• Implementation of changes for transformation of the curriculum for basic assessment course, introductory/fundamental clinical course and both semesters of medical-surgical nursing which included incorporating the utilization of the nursing clinical laboratory and simulation learning
• Co-teaching Introduction of Pharmacology, Nursing 200, during the spring
Semester of 2004 and spring 2005
• Co-teaching Professional Practice Across the Lifespan during spring semester 2006 and incorporated creation of a nursing simulation scenario
• Taught Professional Practice Across the Lifespan during fall 2007, fall 2008, fall 2010,and fall 2011and continued the incorporation of a nursing simulation scenario
• Assisting in Nursing 230 (assessment) and 240 (fundamentals) for clinical competency examinations
• Teaching Nursing 434 ( Professional Practice Across the Lifespan—RN-BSN only course) as needed, usually to at least one student every fall semester—incorporating technology using online resources

2003-2004
The College of New Jersey, School of Nursing
Full time faculty–temporary
Teaching:
• Nursing 350/Advanced Holistic Interventions in a Technological Society
Spring semester—both sections
• Nursing 410/Professional Role Development III: Caring within the Leadership Role
Fall semester—both sections
• Nursing 200/Pharmacological Interventions
Spring semester-both sections—co-taught one half of the course
• Nursing 434/Professional Practice across the Life Span
Spring semester
• Nursing 240/Holistic health Intervention across the Life Span
Spring semester—one clinical section at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in
Hamilton
• Nursing 211/Empowering Returning Students
Fall semester
Responsibilities included:
• Teaching in the advanced clinical laboratory—first use of high fidelity simulators
• Assisting in Nursing 230 (assessment) and 240 (fundamentals) for clinical competency examinations
• Course leader and lecturer for Professional Role Development III: Caring within the Leadership Role
• Course leader and co-lecturer for Introduction to Pharmacology
• Facilitator for RN-BSN students utilizing the courses Empowering the Returning Student and Professional Practice Across the Life Span
• Organization of the nursing media library
• Resource person for nursing media library for students and faculty

2002-2003
The College of New Jersey, School of Nursing
Part-time clinical educator–temporary
Teaching:
• Nursing 350/Advanced Holistic Interventions in a Technological Society
Spring semester—both sections
• Nursing 410/Professional Role Development III: Caring within the Leadership
Role
Fall semester—both sections
• Nursing 200/Pharmacological Interventions
Spring semester-both sections—co-taught one half of the course
• Nursing 434/Professional Practice Across the Life Span
Spring semester
• Nursing 424/Caring in Adult and Elder Health II Practice
Spring semester—one clinical section at Princeton Medical Center
• Nursing 460/Capstone Seminar: Leadership and Management in Nursing
Spring semester—one clinical section for leadership at Princeton Medical
Center
• Nursing 334/Caring in Adult and Elder Health I: Practice
Fall semester—one clinical section at Princeton Medical Center
• Nursing 434/Professional Practice Across the Life Span
Fall semester
• Nursing 330/Caring in Adult and Elder Health I: Science
Spring semester—gave five lectures and examination

Responsibilities included:
• Clinical education for junior and senior nursing students in Adult Health and Illness, as well as, leadership
• Coordination and educational responsibilities for the RN-BSN student population
• Teaching in the advanced clinical laboratory
• Substituting as lecturer in the Adult Health and Illness course

1995-2002
The College of New Jersey, School of Nursing
Adjunct faculty member
Teaching:
• Nursing 350/Advanced Holistic Interventions in a Technological Society
Spring semesters—both sections
• Nursing 434/Professional Practice Across the Life Span
Spring semesters
• Nursing 424/Caring in Adult and Elder Health II Practice
Spring semesters—clinical sections at Princeton Medical Center and
Capital Health Care-Mercer
• Nursing 460/Capstone Seminar: Leadership and Management in Nursing
Spring semesters—clinical sections for leadership at Princeton Medical
Center, Capital Health Care-mercer, and Robert Wood Johnson-Hamilton
• Nursing 334/Caring in Adult and Elder Health I: Practice
Fall semesters—clinical sections at Princeton Medical Center and Capital
Health Care-Mercer
• Nursing 434/Professional Practice Across the Life Span
Fall semesters
• Nursing 420/Caring in Adult and Elder Health II: Science
Fall semester—course leader and primary instructor
• Nursing 330/Caring in Adult and Elder Health I: Science
Spring semester—course leader and sole instructor
• Nursing 240/Holistic Intervention Across the Life Span
Spring semesters—laboratory and clinical teaching at Robert Wood
Johnson-Hamilton and Princeton Medical Center
Responsibilities included:
• Clinical education for junior and senior nursing students in Adult Health and Illness, as well as, leadership in three different clinical facilities and many various type units
• Clinical and basic laboratory education for sophomore nursing students
• Lecturing and examination preparation for two courses in Adult Health and
Illness
• Coordinating and teaching two different courses for the RN-BSN student
• Coordinator and educator for advanced laboratory skills class

 

1983-1984
St. Francis Medical Center, School of Nursing, Trenton, New Jersey
Lecturer
• Instructing 40 senior nursing students regarding all aspects of medical- surgical nursing.
• Clinical supervisor for 10-20 nursing students in medical-surgical, maternity, critical, and management areas.
Result: 100 percent of students in class passed the State Board Licensure
Examination the first time they sat for the examination

1980-1983
Graduate Hospital (associated with University of Pennsylvania Medical Center),
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
• Staff nurse
Critical care—Surgical Intensive Care Unit—including cardiovascular surgery
• Senior staff nurse
Involved in orienting new staff to 10-bed surgical intensive care unit and
10-bed step down unit.

1976-1979
Montefiore Hospital (division of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center),
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Staff Nurse on a primarily surgical unit of 48 beds—one year
• Assistant Head Nurse on a primarily medical unit of 30 beds—one year
• Staff development Instructor with primary responsibility of surgical and orthopedic units

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2013-14
Poster presentation at the 12th Annual INACSL Conference in Las Vegas Nevada, June, 2013 with Dawn Ferry, MSN, RN, CHSE “A Code Simulation: Nursing & Physical Therapists Working Together”

 

 

2012-13

Obtained Certification as Healthcare Simulation Educator
Submitted application with documentation of professional presentations, collaborations, references and successful completion of an examination administered by The Society for Simulation in Healthcare with the support of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning

HITS Scholar (Health Information Technology Scholar),
Grant recipient with Dr. Eileen Alexy through National League for Nursing—project—“Mobile Technology meets QSEN and Cultural Competency”
The EHR will be incorporated into a simulation scenario using the high fidelity simulator(s). The simulation will include cultural diversity. Documentation of assessment will require the students to use mobile technology devices to explore cultural differences. The simulation will assist students in applying the cultural knowledge to practice. Furthermore, the mobile technology devices will make references and resources easily accessible; thus, reinforcing safety.

November 2009
Presenter at Simulation User Network Conference for Academics

May 2009
Speaker for pining ceremony—School of Nursing, The College of New Jersey
Chosen by Class of 2009 to deliver speech on the occasion of their pining.
Topic was “Choices” directed toward the concerns of the difficult economic times

May 2008
Speaker for pining ceremony—School of Nursing, The College of New Jersey
Chosen by Class of 2008 to deliver speech on the occasion of their pining.
Topic was “Shoulders” which described the need to obtain mentors and be a mentor.

August, 2007
Helen Shaw Staff Award—The College of New Jersey
Nominated for the award by the Health Services Staff for participating with the senior
nursing students in the Flu Shot Clinics and the TB Testing Clinics as well as by the
faculty and students of the Department of Nursing for simulation creation.

May 2006
Speaker for pining ceremony—School of Nursing, The College of New Jersey
Chosen by Class of 2006 to deliver speech on the occasion of their pining.
Topic was “One more Scenario” which encouraged their need to become advocates for
their own professional growth as well as the need to seek mentors.

2002-2007
Participant in pining ceremony—School of Nursing, The College of New Jersey

May 2001
Speaker for pining ceremony—School of Nursing, The College of New Jersey
Chosen by Class of 2001 to deliver speech on the occasion of their pining.
Topic was “Precious Commodities” which related to nursing shortage and knowledge and
skills possessed by Class of 2001.

1987-present
Professional nurse advisor to several community based organizations.
Neighborhood Outreach Foundation
Utilizing nursing knowledge to advise in regard to best use of charitable funds in regard
to needs of people in community.
Liaison to Woods Services in Langhorne, PA for neurologically challenged adult
Langhorne Presbyterian Church
Chair of Administrative committee—responsible for personnel, fiscal and organization
issues
Assisted in establishing a child abuse prevention plan for volunteer-lead organization
Resource person for health care related information to Deacon Board

1984
Participant in graduation ceremony at St. Francis School of Nursing graduation.
Chosen by graduating class to participate as a faculty member in the graduation.

1976
Outstanding Student Award.
One of three graduating students chosen by faculty for superb clinical skills and excellent
academic qualifications.

OTHER SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Academic

 

• Podium presentation with Dawn Ferry, MSN, RN, CHSE, at the International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning annual conference on the use of the simulation “in Her Shoes” on domestic violence with the presentation entitled: “No Hocus Pocus Seeing domestic Violence through the Victims’ Eyes using Simulation”

• Presented poster at the International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning conference in Las Vegas, June, 2013 with Dawn Ferry, MSN, RN, CHSE and Kristin Lefebvre, PT, PhD, CCS from Widener University “A Code Simulation: Nursing & Physical Therapists Working Together”

• Obtained certification as Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE)—this certification process required competency through examination, recommendation of peers and faculty, and acknowledgement of professional accomplishments in the field of healthcare simulation.

• Grant recipient with Dr. Eileen Alexy through National League for Nursing, Health Information Technology Scholar—project—“Mobile Technology meets QSEN and Cultural Competency” 2011-12.

• Presented poster at the International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning conference in Orlando, Florida, June 2011. Poster entitled “End of Life Simulation—Does It Help or Create More Anxiety? Student Response” with Dawn Ferry, MSN, RN from Widener University

• Presented poster at Rutgers University End of Life conference, April 2011. Poster entitled “End of Life Simulation—Does It Help or Create More Anxiety? Student Response” with Dawn Ferry, MSN, RN from Widener University—Ann Fallon assisted in the presentation as well as in the preparation

• Assisted in the planning and organization of the full day workshop for the RWJF (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) NJNI (NJ Nursing Initiative) Scholars and their faculty at The College of New Jersey—full day workshop on April 15, 2011—had approximately 70 participants (scholars and faculty)—presented a simulation with a debriefing using the senior nursing lab assistants to help demonstrate the scenario
• Presented poster at the International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2010, Poster entitled, “Use of Simulated Medications in the Nursing Fundamental Courses” with Dawn Ferry, MSN, RN from Widener University
• Presenter at Simulation User Network Conference for Academics November , 2009—“Creating Stakeholders”
• Poster presentation at the International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning conference in St Louis, MO, June 2009 Poster entitled “The Effectiveness of simulation as an Evaluation method for Medication Administration” Presented in conjunction with faculty from Bucks County Community College and Delaware State University
• Poster presentation at the International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning conference in San Jose, California, June 2008, Poster entitled “ The Learning Resource Laboratory Usage as a Community Outreach” with faculty from Widener University
• Poster presentation at the International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 2007 Poster entitled “Having Lab Assistants that Really Assist”
• As part of Tri-State Consortium, reviewed abstracts and presented speakers at The 11th Biennial North American learning Resource Centers Conference in Philadelphia, PA June 2006
• Presenter at International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning conference in San Antonio, Texas, as part of the Tri-State Consortium of Lab Coordinators, June 2005, topic of group presentation “Mission Organization: How to Organize your LRC to Save your Sanity”
• Developed pre-operative teaching protocol in the 400-bed Graduate Hospital
• Provided in-service, orientation and staff development in 35-bed orthopedic unit of Montefiore Hospital
• Coordinator for nursing library of Montefiore Hospital
• Designed/taught community based cardiac rehabilitation program for 25 client families at Einstein Hospital, Daroff division
• Provided orientation for professional nurses in 10-bed surgical intensive care unit of Graduate Hospital
• Lecturer for critical care course on cardiovascular monitoring at Graduate Hospital
• Developed and taught a child abuse prevention course at Langhorne Presbyterian Church

 

 

Manager/administrator

• Organize and manage nursing simulation/clinical laboratory for undergraduate and graduate nursing students at The College of New Jersey
• Team leader for 24 to 48 surgical patients at Montefiore Hospital
• Supervised 16 employees in 35-bed medical unit: provided scheduling, performance evaluations, hiring interviews at Montefiore Hospital
• Member of various hospital committees: nursing procedure, nursing audit, patient education Montefiore Hospital and Graduate Hospital
• Prepared for 12-person medical office staff: all employer-related tax forms; maintained payroll and office expenses utilizing Quicken, Quickpay, WordPerfect software programs
• Moderator of 15 member Board of Deacons at Langhorne Presbyterian Church
• President of 15 member Board of Trustees at Langhorne Presbyterian Church

COMMUNITY SERVICE

• Advisor to the Student Nurses Association September 2009 until the present
• Treasurer for the Delta Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing July 2009 until June, 2012.
• Prepared the lab for the 40th Anniversary Celebration on April 7, 2011 and had the senior nursing lab assistants speak on the meaning of the simulation and the lab to them and to their future
• Organized, oriented, and supervised senior nursing student volunteers as they participated in Health Services’ Flu Shot clinics and TB screenings for the campus and community starting the Fall, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and during “swine flu pandemic” time of 2009.
• Coordinated 15-member board of volunteers for church-related organization interfacing with community-based groups such as The American Red Cross, Lower Bucks Homeless Shelter, The American Cancer Society
• Responsible for implementation of weekly community-based educational programs for 200 persons from preschoolers through adults
• Orchestrated 40 volunteers with flexible schedules: planned logistics for various tasks to be accomplished to maintain education/recreational programs for 200 children
• Organized bi-annual inter-generational workshops for 140 participants, church-based
• Coordinated fund-raising event for school fair for 900 students
• Functioned as room mother for many different teachers for several years; involved coordinating volunteers, planning recreational activities, and directly supervising students in community service/educational projects
• Leader of board of volunteers accountable for maintaining property of charity-based organization with the following responsibilities: analysis of budget, prioritizing projects, coordinating volunteers and skilled workers, maintaining correct legal documentation, investing of monies, and coordination of day-to-day operations
• Established protocols for abuse prevention/identification for 50 volunteers in community organization
• Provided health science lectures/projects for elementary school students
• Assumed leadership role in developing and implementing a training program for volunteer group responsible for visiting hospital/nursing home clients
• Organized and assisted in computer instruction at elementary school

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• International Association of Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL)
• Certified CPR by the American Heart Association
• Sigma Theta Tau—Xi and Delta Nu chapters
• New Jersey State Association of BSN Clinical Laboratory Coordinators
• Tristate Learning Resource Coordinators Consortium

CONTINUING EDUCATION (2009 to present—examples)

• 13th Annual International Simulation/Learning Resources Centers Conference in Orlando, Florida in June, 2014
• 12th Annual International Simulation/Learning Resources Centers Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. June, 2013.
• Simulation pre-conference at NJLN on March 20, 2013 in Atlantic City with the editor of INASCL peer review journal Susie Kardong-Edgren. The title of the conference was, “State of Simulation Science: Where We are and What’s Coming Next?”
• 11th Annual International simulation/learning Resources Centers Conference The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio provided by The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing presented at San Antonio, Texas., June 2012
• Health Information Technology conference February, 2012 presented by the National League for Nursing in Kansas City, Missouri.
• 10th Annual International Simulation/ Learning Resources Centers The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio provided by The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing presented at Orlando, Florida 2011
• 9th Annual International Simulation/ Learning Resources Centers The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio provided by The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing presented at Las Vegas, Nevada 2010
• Post-masters Certificate Course in Nursing Education January, 2005 Rutgers University
• Multiple on line continuing education courses in various clinical areas
• “SMUG—Just the FACTs: Facilities, approaches, Content and Technology Applications in Human Simulation Education” presented by The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing at The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
• Nursing Education on the Move: Technology, Creativity, and Innovation: College of Nursing, Villanova University in collaboration with and endorsed by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning, in Philadelphia, PA
• SMUG—application in human simulation education presented by The University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing with Laerdal Corporation in Philadelphia
• Postpartum Depression—new regulation for New Jersey
• Clinical Informatics workshop in February 2009

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