Medical Surgical Nursing
Highest Degree and Institution
PhD, Marquette University
Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
My current program of research focuses on simulation learning and improving clinical decision making (CDM) skills and clinical competency for nursing students based on the use of high fidelity human simulation (HFHS). My current study and plans for future research align with the National League of Nursing’s (NLN) research priorities of evaluating technology in the teaching of decision making skills. My research trajectory includes analyzing and making curriculum recommendations based on the outcomes of this research.
Descriptive Titles of Courses Recently Taught
Foundations of Nursing Practice
Nursing Concepts and Interventions for the Care of Adults/Older Adults I-Theory
Nursing Care of Patients with Chronic Conditions-Practicum
Culture and Health
Woda, A., Belknap, R., Haglund, K., Sebern, M., & Lawrence, A. (2015). Self-care behaviors of African Americans with heart failure: A photovoice project. Heart and Lung- Journal of Acute and Critical Care. Heart & Lung, Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 44(1), 33-38.
Sebern, M., & Woda, A. (2012). Shared care dyadic intervention: Outcome patterns for heart failure care partners. Western Journal of Nursing Research 34(3), 289-316.Woda, A. (2012). Self-care in African Americans with heart failure. Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library. http://hdl.handle.net/10755/237411
Grants or Awards
2014 Sigma Theta Tau International/National League of Nursing. $4965. Evaluating Clinical Decision Making Among Nursing Students in a Simulation Practicum.
American Nurses Credentialing Center Medical/Surgical Nursing Certification
2014 $1000 Center of Teaching and Learning Stipend for Course Revision.
2013 2nd Place 15th Annual Southeastern Wisconsin Nursing Research Conference. Self-Care Behaviors of African Americans with Heart Failure: A Photovoice Project
2011 Sigma Theta Tau International Small Grant. $5000. Motivation in African Americans with Heart Failure: A Photovoice Intervention
Sigma Theta Tau
Midwest Nursing Research Society