Current Courses

Fall 2020

Summer 2020

Spring 2020

Professional Organizations

  • Utah Healthcare Executives. 05/2018 - present. Position : Member.
  • American College of Healthcare Executives. 05/2018 - present. Position : Member.
  • Utah Nurses Association. 01/1988 - present. Position : Member.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International. 01/1988 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives. 01/1988 - present. Position : Member.
  • Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders. 01/1988 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Nurses Organization. 01/1988 - present. Position : Member.

Practice History

  • Assistant Vice President Nursing Intermountain Healthcare. College of Nursing. 10/01/2008 - 12/01/2017 . # of Hours: 40.

Teaching Philosophy

Before I can teach others I must first prepare myself to be a knowledgeable, expert and skilled role model. That is how I will make the greatest impact on students and their learning progression. 

I believe that teaching is a privilege. As a teacher I am placed in a position of high accountability, trusted with the future potentials of the individuals in my class. In order to teach effectively I must first seek to understand each student and then plan lessons that teach on a continuum ensuring that each student is touched with the learning for their individual needs. I believe as the teacher I am also the learner.

I understand that each of us has a unique learning style. That is why it is important that I prepare and teach using a variety of techniques and methods including demonstrations, activities, lectures, writing, questioning, discussions, art, and practice, visual, auditory, kinesthetic, tactile, and spiritual modes.

Being aware of my own learning style helps me remember that I need to bring in not only teaching strategies that appeal to my learning but that also meet the diverse learning needs of the students in my class.

To do this each time I teach I must bring in multiple teaching techniques which will increase the chances of meeting student needs.

Courses I Teach

  • NURS 4500 - Professional Roles III
    The third of four professional roles including both didactic and clinical practice. This course emphasizes the nurse’s role in primary care and provision of essential health care interventions including; direct care delivery, care coordination, care transitions and collaboration on interprofessional teams. In addition, there will be a focus on the role of nursing in wellness, health promotion and disease prevention. Application of the skills of motivational interviewing, health coaching and understanding disease health equity and disparity across the lifespan for nursing care management of the complex and chronically ill patient are included.
  • NURS 6772 - Quality Improvement in Healthcare
    Excellence in healthcare requires understanding of economic, social, and political forces in organizations that impact policy and decision-making in health care delivery systems related to quality improvement and clinical outcomes. This course focuses on theory, methods, and tools of quality improvement by patient care leaders and health services administrators to improve patient care and outcomes, reduce waste, and lower costs
  • NURS 7530 - Advanced Management in Complex Healthcare Systems
    In this course, students will analyze stages of organizational development, evaluate organizational complexity, and consider how system models positively improve outcomes and lead to change at a system level.
  • NURS 7535 - Healthcare Finance & Budgeting for Org Leaders
    This course covers key principles of finance and budgeting for healthcare leaders. Roles and responsibilities of organizational leaders will be explored. Internal and external forces impacting healthcare finance and the viability of organizational will be analyzed.
  • NURS 6730 - Principles of Healthcare Financing
    The focus of this course is on understanding principles of health care financing, including an analysis of how different payment systems in the United States, health care organizations, and policies impact healthcare value, cost and quality. Students will also apply the components of a business plan to develop an innovation that addresses a healthcare need.
  • NURS 7730 - Finance for Clinical Providers
    This course is for advanced practice providers with a focus on building and maintaining a financially sustainable, legal, and ethical practice. Understanding and developing a sustainable payer mix in practice, creating a plan to maximize healthcare reimbursements, analyzing components necessary to maintain a legal and ethical practice, and examining the ethics pertaining to prescription management and patient referrals will be covered in this course.

Current Students

  • Madeline Lassche, Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), Project Type: Project. Role: Chair.
  • Carolyn Scheese, Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), Project Type: Project. Role: Chair.
  • Jamie Russell, Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), Project Type: Project. Role: Chair.