Education and Training
Basic Life Support (BLS)Casting Certification – American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP)Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (CPNP-PC)Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)
BSN — Villanova University, Villanova, PA
MSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome
- Congenital Scoliosis
- Early-onset Scoliosis
- Idiopathic Scoliosis
- Neuromuscular Scoliosis
- C1 Atlas Spine Injury
- C2 Axis Spine Injury
- Lower Cervical Spine Injuries: C3-C7
- 22q11.2 Deletion and Duplication Syndromes
- Alagille Syndrome
- Diastrophic Dysplasia
- Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome)
- Goldenhar Syndrome
- Klippel-Feil Syndrome
- Kniest Dysplasia
- Larsen Syndrome
- Morquio Syndrome
- Spina Bifida Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
- Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Congenita
- Sprains and Strains in Children
- Back Pain in Children and Adolescents
- Growth Plate Injuries
- Overuse Injuries
- Stress Fractures in Children and Teens
- Sever's Disease (Calcaneal Apophysitis)
- Cerebral Palsy Gait Disorders
- Cerebral Palsy Spinal Disorders
- Cerebral Palsy Foot Disorders
Departments and Services
Posters and Presentations
Update on Pediatric Orthopaedic Sports Related Injuries: Recent Innovation and Implications for Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Practice. (poster presentation co-authored with Lia W. McNeely, CRNP) Presented at NAPNAP 32nd Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care: Charting the Course for Advocacy and Innovation March 23-26, 2011.
Introduction to Pediatric Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner lecture for nurse practitioner students in October 2011 at Drexel University School of Nursing.
Introduction to Pediatric Orthopaedics lecture for nurse practitioner students on Nov. 10, 2010, at Drexel University School of Nursing
Introduction to Pediatric Orthopaedics lecture for nurse practitioner students on April 15, 2009, at Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing
Introduction to Pediatric Orthopaedics lecture for nurse practitioner students on Nov. 11, 2009, at Drexel University School of Nursing.
Awards and Honors
2012 Pediatric Orthopaedic Practitioner Society Conference Scholarship
2004 Recipient of the Claire Manfredi Graduate Nursing Award for Leadership
2003 Joan Large Award for Academic Achievement and Contribution to College of Nursing from Alpha Nu Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International
1999 Myrtle Feigenberg Award for nursing academics and leadership
1999 Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International
1999 Capone Award/Scholarship from Villanova Alumni Association
1998 Undergraduate Nursing Senate Scholarship
1998 Judith Erickson Award from Alpha Nu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Practitioner Society (POPS), member
- National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), member and fellow
- Pediatric Orthopaedic Special Interest Group within NAPNAP, co-chair and founding member
- National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, member
Patient Experience Ratings
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