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DIANNE MCADAMS-JONES EDD, RN, CHSE, SFHEA

 

DIANNE MCADAMS-JONES EDD, RN, CHSE, SFHEA

Portfolio & CV

Teaching Philosophy


Constructivism is a theory upon which I based much of my teaching. This theory basically posits that the student will construct his/her own knowledge through experiencing an event and then reflecting upon that experience (Dennick, 2016). For the past seven years I have been involved in some way with teaching in our nursing learning labs.  In these labs, students are afforded the opportunity to focus on the experience of learning; this is done with hands on practice of a specific skill or skills.

In a nursing lab, there may be artificial body parts which allows the student to practice a specific skill such as intravenous (IV) starts.  The student is allowed to drill and practice this skill or these skills until it is manageable without error. Additionally, faculty could engage two or three students in the management of a series of simulated problems experienced by the patient; these simulated problems could be staged on a manikin with minimal mechanical functioning e.g. anatomically correct without any electronic controls for human simulation, moderate mechanical functioning to high fidelity which would include voice and physiological functioning controlled by a computer.

In the above depiction of lab teaching and learning experiences, the student would develop knowledge at a novice level and build on that knowledge connecting it to new experiences; hence, constructivism.  It always is a pleasure watching my students learn in a safe environment where they may practice and practice till they feel they are safe to perform these skills in the health care arena. New knowledge is continually connected to new knowledge and in so doing is the active pedagogy of learning.

My students are a pleasure; teaching is a pleasure. Students should always have a safe environment in which to learn.


Dennick, R. (2016). Constructivism: reflections on twenty five years teaching the constructivist

Approach in medical education. International Journal of Medical Education, 7, 200–205. http://doi.org/10.5116/ijme.5763.de11

 
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PAST EXPERIENCE

Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC HISTORY

1973-Current

1973-1978    

Instructor

Tuskegee University

*Fundamentals


1978-1980

Assistant Professor

St Louis Municipal School of Nursing

*Advanced Medicine and Surgery

2003-2004

Professor

Adjunct

The University of Scranton

*Cardiac Telemetry


2006-2013

Assistant Professor

Utah Valley University

*Advanced Medicine and Surgery         Associate

*Health Policy Bacccalaureate

*Leadership    Baccalaureate


2013-current  

Associate Professor

Utah Valley University

*Learning Center Manager

*Advanced Health Policy  Master of Science in Nursing

UNITED STATES ARMY NURSE CORPS

1980-1986

Major, United States Army

West Germany

Nurse Manager, Medicine and Surgery Acute Care Ward, Frankfurt Army Regional Medical Center and Surgical Intensive Care, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center

DIRECTOR OF NURSING

1986-1990

Director of Nursing Services

Beverly Enterprises

Director of Operations for 132 bed health care organization (Tacoma, Washington)

1997-1999

Supervisor

Cape Fear Valley Medical Center

Behavioral Health Nursing Supervisor

2000-2002

Director of Education

Abington Manor

Educational Specialist for Professional Development, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

2004-2010

(part time)

Intensive Care Staff

Intermountain Health Care, Utah Valley

Bedside Adult Intensive Care and Shock Trauma and Cardiac Intensive Care, Provo, Utah

2002-2004

Director of Nursing Services

Tunkhannock Rehabilitation Center

Director of Daily Nursing Operations, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania

2004-2010

(part time)

Intensive Care Staff

Intermountain Health Care, Utah Valley

Bedside Adult Intensive Care and Shock Trauma and Cardiac Intensive Care, Provo, Utah

2006-2016

(part-time)

Acute Care Med Surg and Case Management

Intermountain Medical Center

Using Electronic Medical Records to Corroborate Patient Treatment Plans developed by Licensed Independent Providers with Revenue Integrity (Murray, Utah)

RN Cardiac and Adult ICU

 

SENIOR FELLOW HIGHER EDUCATION ACADEMY
SFHEA

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is an international, non-profit organization that promotes teaching excellence in higher education. HEA is a subsidiary of UK-based Advance HE. There are more than 115,000 HEA fellows in the world. UVU is the first American institution to be accredited by the HEA to offer fellowship recognition to faculty, administrators, and staff supporting learning. Fellowships are earned through written reflection and interaction with an HEA Mentor to demonstrate how one’s teaching/supporting learning practices fulfill the dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework (PSF). The PSF is the heart of the HEA fellowship recognition program. This internationally recognized articulation of the necessary actions, values, and knowledge to effective teaching/supporting learning provides the framework for peer dialogue and personal reflection of practices.

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFICIENCIES

Life Long Learning

ACADEMIC PROFICIENCIES

1973

BSN

Nursing

Tuskegee University

1979

MEd

Education Management

Tuskegee University

2008

MSN

Nursing Education

Westminster College

2012

EdD

Nursing and Health Professions

College of Saint Mary

2018

Post Doctorate

Nursing Education, Program Planning and Evaluation, Simulation: Advanced Certificate

Teachers College, Columbia University

CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE SIMULATION EDUCATOR (CHSE)

  • "Improves healthcare simulation education through the identification of best practices and recognition of practice

  • Improves healthcare simulation education through providing standardization and a pool of knowledge of best practices

  • Strengthens patient safety efforts through support of simulation modalities

  • Provides external validation of individual educator knowledge, skills, and attitudes

  • Strengthens organizational, community, and learner confidence in the quality of education

  • Garners local support, resources, and commitment

  • Fosters a feedback loop between education and practice

  • Encourages performance improvement and knowledge expansion of the individual educator

  • Programs with certified simulation professionals receive a competitive edge in the community, program offerings, and grant funding

  • Recognizes expertise in simulation above and beyond domain expertise" ( SSH.org/Certification/CHSE)

PRESENTATIONS

Organ Transplants: Revisiting Incentives, The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters
Southern Utah University, April 2007

Organ Transplants: Revisiting Incentives, Utah Valley University


The Right to Choose Life vs. The Right to Decide Death, The Annual Ethics Symposium, Utah Valley University, Ethics in the professions Symposium, January 2007

The Right to Choose Life vs. The Right to Decide Death, The Annual Ethics
Symposium,
Utah Valley University, Ethics in the professions Symposium, January 2007


Oregon Health and Sciences University, Oregon, June, 2007

The Utah Nurses Association, Breckenridge, Colorado, October, 2007


Summer Symposium the Ultimate GPA Motivating the Adult Learner
Utah Valley University, Heber Campus, June 2007

Advanced Directives: Do You Have One? Utah Law Changes after 23 Years, Utah
Valley University, Bio-Ethics Symposium, January 2008

Human Organ Procurement for Transplantation: Some Ethical Issues, in collaboration withRuhul Kuddus, Ph.D and Islam Farrid, Ph.D., Utah Valley University, Bio-Ethics
Symposium, January 2008

5th International Integrated Social Sciences: Music as Pedagogy, United Kingdom, Cambridge University, August 2-8, 2010  Funded by Scholarly Activities

11 Annual Evidenced Based Conference: Music as Pedagogy, Arizona State, Tucson Arizona, June 2010

Funded by Center for Engaged Learning Grant

Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education:  Student Involvement in Curriculum: what are the benefits? Washington DC June 2010  Funded by Scholarly and Creative Activities Program.

Student Nurse Melinda Lewis assisted with development of this research.

Conference on Undergraduate Research, (UCUR), National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). 2010. Student Involvement in Curriculum: what are the benefits? Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah. Student Nurse Melinda Lewis assisted with the development and data collection in this research partially funded by the Scholarly and Creative Activities Council.

5th International Integrated Social Sciences: Music as Pedagogy, United Kingdom, Cambridge University, August 2-8, 2010.  Partially funded by Scholarly Activities Grant.

STTI (Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Forum. March, 2012. Students in Technology: what are the benefits? Rebekah Perkins, Student Nurse. Indianapolis, Indiana.

University of Texas Health Science Center Conference: Student Involvement in Curriculum: what are the benefits?  San Antonio, Texas July 6-7, 2010.  Funded by Scholarly and Creative Activities Program. Student Nurse Melinda Lewis assisted with development of this research.

2nd Annual Utah Valley University Nursing Research Conference. February, 2014. Students in Technology: what are the benefits?  Provo, Utah.

University of Texas Health Science Center Conference: Music as Pedagogy. San Antonio, Texas July 6-7, 2010. Funded by Center for Engaged Learning Grant.

3rd Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference. WNC 2015. Innovation in Simulation Meets Teaching and Learning: How Students Perceive Learning When Taught by Other Students in Technology Scholars (SIT Scholars). Singapore, June 29-30, 2015.

Conference on Undergraduate Research, (UCUR), National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Presented with Tianne Pierce, RN, BSN Student. February, 2015. Suspending Disbelief in the Nursing Lab. Dixie State University. St. George, Utah.

Sigma Theta Tau International 26th Annual Nursing Research Congress. STTI 2015. Students Enhancing the Learning of Students Through Technology in a Switched Environment. (Presented with Student Mentors in Technology Scholars (SIT Scholars) San Juan, Puerto Rico (Travel funded by Scholarly Activities Grant).

3rd Annual Utah Valley University Nursing Research Conference. 2015. Suspending Disbelief in the Nursing Lab. Provo, Utah.

Sigma Theta Tau International 27th Annual Nursing Research Congress. STTI 2016. Students Self Report on Gaining Confidence in the Mentored Environment.  Cape Town, South Africa. (Registration funding supported through faculty funds).

International Association Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition, San Diego, California, 2016: Panel Discussion “The Creation and Management of a Citizens Advisory Board”. Chief John King, Provo Police Department, Chief Brown, Salt Lake Police Department, Dr. Brian Woodfield, Brigham Young University  and Dr. McAdams-Jones, Utah Valley University.

Featured in the following article

Wyllie, D. (2016). How to successfully create and run a Citizens Advisory Board. Retrieved from https://www.policeone.com/iacp-2016/articles/232139006-How-to-successfully-create-and-run-a-Citizens-Advisory-Board/  


Sigma Theta Tau International 28th Annual Research Congress. 2017. When Violence has Occurred, Community Relations Struggle and Law Enforcement is Involved.  Dublin Ireland

Sigma Theta Tau International 44th Biennial Congress. 2017  Delivery of Care in  

Controversial Times: When the Police Are Involved and Communication is Strained.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress. 2018. Cortisol and Cognitive Resilience. Accepted for presentation.

McAdams-Jones, D & Williams, Tiffany. (2020). When Caring is Beyond Ourselves.

41st Annual International Association for Human Caring (IAHC) Conference in Bergen, Norway. Virtual Conference in Print.

McAdams-Jones, D. & Jones, Eunicia. (2020).  No Money, No Voice. Sigma International

Research Congress Abi Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Virtual Conference Presentation 

McAdams-Jones, Lassche, M., Gire, S. & Hunsaker, S. (2020). Creating a low-cost local academic simulation training course by applying

the INACSL Standards of Best Practice: Simulation SM education. INACSL Conference 2020 Virtual

 

PUBLICATIONS

Knowledge & Expertise

My skills have been built up over years of professional work experience as well as research and simple observation. I have a great balance between industry-specific skills and soft skills, which means I have what it takes to do brilliant work and make a contribution to any team. If you’re interested in getting to know more about me, and the skills I possess, get in touch. I’d love to discuss with you all the tools, skills and more I can put to use for you.

Stacks of Paper

McAdams, J. (1977). Perceptions of care expected by clients and the care delivered by the ,

Graduate Thesis, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee Alabama, May 1977



Kuddus, R., & McAdams-Jones, D. (2007). Organ Transplants: Revisiting Incentives, Ethics in the Professions, Proceedings of the 8th Annual Utah Valley UniversityConference by the Faculty of Utah Valley University

McAdams-Jones, D. (2007). The Right to Choose Life or Death: A Nurse’s Perspective, Ethics in the Professions, Proceedings of the 8th Annual Utah Valley University Conference by the

Faculty of Utah Valley University.

Islam, F., Kuddus, R., & McAdams-Jones, D. (2008). Organ Transplants: Revisiting Incentives,The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters. Southern Utah University, April 2007

Islam, F., Kuddus, R., & Mcadams-Jones, D. (2008). Human Organ Procurement for
Transplantation: Some Ethical Issues, Bio-Ethics,Proceedings Of the 9th Annual Utah
Valley University Conference by the Faculty of Utah Valley University.

McAdams, J., Williams-Schultz, L. (2008). Leaving your comfort zone: Immersion in English for the foreign born, NLN Perspectives.

McAdams-Jones, D. (2008). Reversing SIADH, The American Nurse Today. Vol 3 (9).
   

McAdams-Jones, D. (2008).Thyroid Storm, The American Nurse. Vol 3 (12).

McAdams-Jones, D., Bacon, M., Williams-Schultz, L. (2010). Using music as pedagogy while engaging students in learning. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Common Ground 2010

Chen, H., McAdams-Jones, D. (2010) Cultural Diversity.  Int. J. Behavioural and Healthcare Research, Vol. 2, No. 3, 201

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McAdams-Jones, D., Sundar, K. (2012). Aspiration Pneumonia. The American Nurse Today. Vol. 7 No. 6

Chen, H., McAdams-Jones, D., Tay, DJin, & Packer, J. (2012). The impact of service-learning on student’s cultural competence. Teaching and Learning in Nursing. Volume 7, Issue 2 April 2012, Pages 67–73

Perkins, R. Kanizsai, G., Kolb, J., Bowser, L and McAdams-Jones, D. 2015. Innovation in Simulation Meets

Teaching and Learning: How Students Perceive Learning When Taught by Other Students in Technology

 Scholars (SIT Scholars). Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2015)

 VOL 1. 2015.

Perkins, R. Kanizsai, G., Kolb, J., Bowser, L and McAdams-Jones, D. 2015. Innovation in Simulation MeetsTeaching and    Learning: How Students Perceive Learning When Taught by Other Students in TechnologyScholars (SIT Scholars). Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Worldwide Nursing Conference (WNC 2015)VOL 1. 2015.

McAdams-Jones, D. (2016) Building Leadership Skills in Nursing Student Through Technological PedagogicalLearning. Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress. Virginia Henderson Repository. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616292

McAdams-Jones, D. Berry, T., Golling, K. DeSantis, K.(2016) Students Enhancing Learning of StudentsThrough Technology in a Switched Environment. Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress.Virginia Henderson Repository. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601545

McAdams-Jones, D. (2017). Delivery of Care in Controversial Times: When the Police Are Involvedand Communication is Strained. Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress, Virginia HendersonRepository. Retrieved from https://sigma.nursingrepository.org/handle/10755/623064

McAdams-Jones, D. (2018). Norepinephrine, Adrenaline, and Cortisol: Pilots, Nurses, and Unstoppable Rush. Retrieved from https://sigma.nursingrepository.org/handle/10755/16191

Collaborative Author (2020). Society for Simulation in Healthcare.  E-Book. In

Print

McAdams-Jones, D. (2020).  Using Cognitive Rehearsal to build a Culture of Civility. Journal of

Continuing Education in Nursing. https://doi.org/10.3928/00220124-20200514-04

Notepad

Research and Fellowships

Black Notebook

Research Grants





Research Fellowship  ,Utah Valley University,  $1000

2007

Graduate Studies Fellowship, Westminster College, 10,000
2007

Scholarly Activities Grant    $3000

2008

Presidential Scholars’ Grant   $4500

2012

Summer Undergraduate Research Fund Grant   $1500

2014

Scholarly Activities Grant Sigma Theta Tau Podium Presentation $3,000

2015   

Scholarly Activities Grant Sigma Theta Tau Presentation $3,000

2016

Scholarly Activities Grant Sigma Theta Tau Presentation $3,000

2017

GEL Grant Sigma Theta Tau Presentations  $2,500

2012-2017

Faculty Professional Grant National League for Nursing Professional  Educational Grant $2,500 each year 

Internal Grants

Simulation Lab, Perkins Grant, written with Susan Rasmussen, Department of Nursing,

$53,000

Automated External Defibrillators, Merit Grant for simulation and Athletic Department,

$1600

Hydraulic Stretcher, Merit Grant, for Lab simulation, $2000

Automated External Defibrillators, Perkins Grant, for simulation and Athletic Department

$4500

Simulation in Families, Perkins Grant, for Simulation lab, $23,000

Patient Weighing Scales, Merit Grant, for simulation lab, $2000

Student Response System, Perkins Grant, for classroom lecture, $4500

Medi Dose Dispenser (electronic robot med dispenser) $20,000

Center for Engaged Learning, Body Worlds, for classroom teaching, $315


   

 

"Believe you can and you're halfway there"...Theodore Roosevelt

       Professional Development Grants

  • ​2014 National League for Nursing Educational Summit Professional Development Grant  through Perkins Funding $2500

  • 2015 National League for Nursing Educational Summit Professional Development Grant  through Perkins Funding $2500 

  • 2016 National League for Nursing Educational Summit Professional Development Grant  through Perkins Funding $2500

  • 2017 National League for Nursing Educational Summit Professional Development Grant  through Perkins Funding $2500

 
Workspace

Major Army Nurse Corps

American Red Cross

Life Member

1984

American Nurses Association

Member

1984 to present

Supporting Member

National League for Nursing

Member

2006 to present

Ambassador

Sigma Theta Tau International

Member

2006 to present

Member

Brigham Young University IOTA IOTA  At Large Sigma Theta Tau

Treasurer

2008-2012

The American Nurse

Member

2006

Manuscript Reviewer

National League for Nurses Nursing Perspectives Journal

Subscriber

2008

Manuscript Reviewer

National League for Nurses Nursing Educational Perspectives Journal

2009 to present

Editorial Board Member

Utah Nurses Association

Member

2009 to present


National League for Nursing 

Site Evaluator      

2015 to present

CNEA (Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation)

Community Advisory Board, Provo Police Department

Member

2015 to present

Per Diem Faculty Police Officers Strategic Training Academy

Per Diem Faculty

2016-present

Provide Community Relations Classes when requested


Nursing Service Activities

Year

Chair Thesis Committee  (2)

2012


Preceptor Graduate Student

2010


Chair Thesis Committee (1)

2013


Community Service Activity

Research Council

2010

Promoting research in the community

Family Fun Fair Utah Valley University

2012

Presented components and performance of human simulators to the community

College of Science and Health Science Fair

2011

Presented components and performance of human simulators to the community

Family Fun Fair  Utah Valley University

2008-2016

2008 Utah Valley University Days Fun Fair Utah Valley University

Taught the conception of nursing 

2010 Utah Valley University Days Fun Fair Utah Valley University

Taught the career of a nurse

2011 STEM High School Career Day

Taught the profession of a nurse

2012 STEM High School Career Day

Taught the vision of the nursing profession

2013 STEM High School Career Day

2014 Utah Valley University Career Days

Simulation presentation on mass trauma

2017 Utah Valley University Career Days

Taught the making of moulage for the simulation of a trauma exercise

Community Service


"Whatever you are, be a good one" .....Abraham Lincoln

 
Designer's Desk

Friedrich Nietzsche

"There are no facts, only interpretations"

Professional Organizations

Professional Organization Membership

National League for Nurses

Member

American Nurses Association

 Member

Utah Nurses Association

Member

Community Advisory Board

Provo City Police Department

Member 2015

Supporting Member/Advocate


 

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