Contributions to Nursing Education
I am passionate about generating a high-quality nursing education experience for my students! With 30 years of nursing experience as a nurse and nurse practitioner, I seek to inspire and educate students using narrative pedagogy (stories that we share together for the purposes of learning) and highly technical, immersive experiences in virtual, assisted and augmented reality and simulated patient experiences in the lab.
My current research interests include the utilization of augmented and assisted reality in the science classroom. Rather than simply learning about a disease, it is my hope to help students "experience" the disease through the use of augmented and assisted reality modalities.
I have done extensive work in virtual reality, cumulating with the development of a conference in 2013 in the virtual reality world of "Second Life." The conference (on health care changes) was "attended" (virtually) by people from all over the world.
I have also incorporated virtual, augmented and assisted reality into the classes that I teach.
I thoroughly enjoy teaching nursing students – whether it is completing my 7th time teaching in Nottingham, England or whether it is incorporating technological innovation into the varied classes that I teach in the sophomore and senior levels. I enjoy presenting and publishing work in these areas.