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Education:

  • Boston University, MS in Nursing (Parent-Child Nursing, Teaching Tract)  1988
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BS in Nursing,  1977

Scholarship:

  • Revised Chapter 30 of Ward & Hisley “Maternal-Child Nursing Textbook, on Altered Mobility, and was originally authored by me
  • Re-wrote Burn care section of Chapter 31 of Ward & Hisley “Maternal-Child Nursing Textbook, which was originally authored by someone else
  • Revised on-line Family-focused Math packet with practice quizzes in Moodle
  • Revised on-line Pediatric Variations unit with quiz to be completed with a 90% or better just prior to pediatric rotation
  • Created a ‘Flipped classroom’ for one lecture for Fall 2013
  • Worked on a complete overhaul of the Term paper assignment for Fall 2013
  • Worked on integrating Reflective journaling into clinical paperwork and revising the clinical evaluation tool
  • Co-authored Bittner, NP & O’Connor, M (2012) Focus on retention: identifying barriers to nurse faculty satisfaction. Nursing Education Perspectives. 33.4 (July-August 2012)
  • Co-Presented Poster at NLN Summit 2010 in Las Vegas on Incorporating teaching Reflective thinking, nursing informatics and incorporating the use of evidence-based practice in a term paper
  • Co-Presented at the NLN Summit 2009 in Philadelphia results from the Focus on Retention; identifying barriers to nurse faculty satisfaction
  • Presented “Management of Burns: Pre-Hospital & Hospital Care”—Paramedics Recertification Course-10/92
  • Presented “Pediatric Burn Care & Follow-up”—Insurance Case Managers-9/92
  • Presented “Management of Ongoing Needs After Discharge”—IRN of NE-5/92
  • Presented “Discharge Planning for the Pediatric Acute Burn Patient”—Vermont Chapter of Academy of Pediatrics”-12/91
  • Presented “Nursing Care of Acute Burns”-Burn Symposium-SBI-11/88
  • Presented “Wound Care Workshop”-Burn Symposium-SBI-11/88
  • Presented “Nursing Care of Pediatric Burn Injuries”-1st Nursing Conference in Krakow, Poland, sponsored by Project HOPE—9/87
  • Presented “Age-Related Injuries & Prevention”-1st Nursing Conference in Krakow, Poland, sponsored by Project HOPE—9/87
  • Presented “Burn Prevention & Treatment”—SBI—Lecture for Student Nurses Visiting Shriners Hospital—1982-1986
  • Wrote O’Connor, M. (2009) Chapter 30 “Altered Mobility in the Child”. Maternal-Child Nursing Care. F.A. Davis.
  • Chapter reviewed for Pillitteri-Maternal and Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family, 5e, Chapter 42
  • Reviewer for Continuing Education for the Plastic Surgical Nursing Journal-2000-2002
  • Reviewed continuing education offering for Plastic Surgical Nursing Journal on Care & Repair of Chest Wall Defects 12-2000

Awards/Grants:

  • NLN award for Innovative & Effective Membership Recruitment for the Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing—9-2009
  • Faculty Recognition Award for LM/RC—9-08
  • Quincy Public Schools-Award for contributing the Welcoming Brochure and Program to Beechwood Knoll School’s Improvement Plan and Improvement Council—10/2003
  • President’s Award-Central Massachusetts Safety Council—1994
  • Inducted as Charter Member into Sigma Theta Tau, Theta At-Large—1990
  • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, Theta Chapter—1988

Professional Organizations:

  • Sigma Theta Tau, Theta At-Large Chapter–Member
  • American Burn Association (ABA)–Member
  • National League of Nurses (NLN)–Member
  • Massachusetts Rhode Island League of Nurses (MARILN)—Treasurer currently; Co-Chair of Program Committee, currently; Past President; Past Member Director; Past Nominations Committee chair; Past Nominations Committee member

Community Service Activities:

  • Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Boston Tea Party Chapter & Associate member of Lexington Chapter
  • As DAR member, I serve dinner to the homeless veterans at the Veteran’s Homeless Shelter on Court St. once per month
  • Teach ‘Rigging Class’ at Community Boating Incorporated, Boston, Mass, twice per week between April and the end of October
  • Member of a newly-formed Quincy Public Schools Band Booster organization
  • Began serving as the Secretary for Q.F.A.M.E., a non-profit organization that was organized to promote the development of orchestral music programs for students in Quincy, MA
  • Volunteered at the “American Girl Fashion Show & Tea” for the ‘Freedom Trail Foundation Educational Programs—3-31-07, 4-1-07 and 3/9/08
  • PTO President at Beechwood Knoll Elementary School—2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007
  • Developed & Implemented a Brochure & Program to welcome new parents of children entering Beechwood Knoll School-2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2006-2007
  • Worked with teachers & Principal of Beechwood Knoll School to develop a wish list for items that would enhance the classrooms-2003-2004
  • “Flu Shot Clinic”—Supervised students administering Flu Shots to community members