Associate Clinical Professor & Pre-Licensure Program Director
Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
M.S., San Diego State University, 2003, Nursing
Ed.D., Southern Connecticut State University, 2019, Nursing Education
Phone: (949) 824-2696
University of California, Irvine
252F Berk Hall
Mail Code: 3959
Irvine, CA 92697
Student Success, Nursing Education, Grit, Noncognitive predictors of success, Maternal Newborn Nursing, Midwifery
My areas of interest include nursing education, specifically the noncognitive factors that contribute to nursing student success. My research looks at levels of grit, passion and perseverance toward long-term goals (Duckworth, 2007), in graduate nursing students and those strategies faculty members use to promote grit. In addition to my research in nursing education, I am a Certified Nurse Midwife and have a passion toward promoting well-being during the childbearing period.
Kim, S.C., Burke, L., Sloan, C., & Barnett, S. (2012). Attitudes toward teen mothers among nursing students and psychometric evaluation of Positivity Toward Teen Mothers scale. Nursing Education Today, 33(9), pp.986-91.