As the Houston campus president, my main role is to administer the BSN program, to support our team members in accomplishing their goals, and to help students achieve their ambition of becoming a Chamberlain BSN graduate.
As a former faculty member, though, I continue to have the love and passion for teaching. I am fortunate to still have the opportunity to present one lecture in NR-322, Pediatric Nursing. This is the lecture on pediatric cardiology, which is my clinical specialty.
For many years, I was a clinical nurse specialist for pediatric cardiology at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. I was part of a multi-disciplinary team that worked with infants and children with congenital and acquired heart disease, as well as their families. Many of the infants and children were in need of diagnostic and interventional procedures, which were performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratories. Likewise, some of our young patients were in need of open-heart surgery to repair their cardiac problems and several patients were candidates for cardiac transplants.
It is such a pleasure for me to teach this pediatric specialty, and share my knowledge, expertise and experiences with our student nurses. I love working with students, and teaching my clinical specialty gives me an opportunity to continue to work with students in the classroom.