Susan Pilkington named Nursing Admin Assistant

Susan Pilkington

Susan Pilkington

Susan comes to NEIT with skills she developed working in a wide variety of fields. Most recently, she was the manager of a restaurant, performing both front of house management as well as fiscal duties, hiring, scheduling, and maintaining the website and social media sites. Previous to that position, she worked as a legal secretary. While attending college, she held positions in a variety of offices for the State of Rhode Island, including Rhode Island Department of Transportation in the Audit Section, Director’s Office, Chief Engineer’s Office, Assistant Director’s Office, and Legal Office as well as in the RI Attorney General’s Office, Environmental Unit.  All positions required a wide variety of administrative duties and skills which she will certainly use in her new position at NEIT.

Susan has Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Bryant College.

New England Tech names new Nursing instructor

Matthew James

Matthew James

Matthew James joins the faculty full-time after having taught as an adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor at NEIT since 2013 and at the University of Rhode Island from 2013-2014. In those positions, he worked with nursing students in clinical, classroom, and laboratory settings. He also helped to improve syllabi and curricula for both programs. 

In addition to teaching, Matthew served as an RN in the Emergency Department at Kent Hospital and Miriam Hospital providing patient care and triage to ensure the appropriate treatment of patients. He assisted physicians in a wide range of procedures. Matthew was the Emergency Department Nurse Manager for three years while at Kent. 

Matthew has an Master of Science Degree from the University of Rhode Island, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Rhode Island College, and an Associate in Science Degree from the Community College of Rhode Island, all in Nursing. He is certified in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He is a member of the Rhode Island Nurse Practitioner Association, the Emergency Nurses Association, the National League of Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.

NEIT’s Nursing Department Educates Health Sciences Professionals

Dr. Darlene DelPrato and Dr. Kathie Lasaster (left to right)

Dr. Darlene DelPrato and Dr. Kathie Lasaster (left to right)

The Nursing Department at New England Tech hosted a lecture on September 11, 2014, featuring internationally known nurse educator, Kathie Lasater, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, who presented her insights on the topic, “Thinking like a Nurse: Bridging the Clinical Judgment Gap”.  Individuals in the health sciences field such as nurses, nurse educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists, along with NEIT faculty and students, had the opportunity to hear Dr. Lasater’s thoughts relating to clinical reasoning when making bedside patient assessments. Dr. Lasater also made a special presentation to NEIT’s nursing faculty which was videotaped for future use for  training nursing faculty. 

Dr. Lasater has served as both an academic nurse educator and a staff development/quality improvement specialist in practice. She holds a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership (Postsecondary). Currently, Dr. Lasater is a professor at the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) School of Nursing and served as the University’s Interim Statewide Director of Simulation Learning from 2007 to 2008. She is best known for the creation of the evidence-based Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric, an assessment instrument widely used in simulation as well as clinical settings in academe and practice.  Dr Lasater is a frequent presenter and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals on the topics of clinical judgment and the use of simulation in healthcare education. She is Assistant Editor of Nurse Education Today and a regular reviewer for several other journals. In addition, Dr. Lasater has worked on numerous grant projects serving in several capacities.

Special thanks to Dr. Darlene DelPrato, Professor and Nursing Department Chair, for inviting Dr. Lasater to NEIT to share her wealth of knowledge with the health sciences community.

Internationally Recognized Nursing Educator, Kathie Lasater, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, to Speak at New England Institute of Technology

Kathie Laster

Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost, announced the college’s Nursing Department will host a speaking program featuring internationally known Kathie Lasater, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, on Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Dr. Lasater will present her insights on the topic, “Thinking like a Nurse: Bridging the Clinical Judgment Gap”.  Individuals in the health sciences field such as nurse educators, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists, who practice clinical reasoning as it pertains to making bedside patient assessments, are invited to attend. 

Dr. Lasater has served as both an academic nurse educator and a staff development/quality improvement specialist in practice.  She holds a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership (Postsecondary). Currently, Dr. Lasater is a professor at the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) School of Nursing and served as the University’s Interim Statewide Director of Simulation Learning from 2007 to 2008. She is best known for the creation of the evidence-based Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric, an assessment instrument widely used in simulation as well as clinical settings in academe and practice.

Dr Lasater is a frequent presenter and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals on the topics of clinical judgment and the use of simulation in healthcare education. She is Assistant Editor of Nurse Education Today and a regular reviewer for several other journals.

In addition, Dr. Lasater has worked on numerous grant projects serving as primary investigator for a grant through Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), an international nursing honor society, to study inter-professional course evaluation. She served as co-primary investigator on a National League for Nursing (NLN) grant exploring the impact of an expert nurse role model on students’ clinical judgment in simulation, as well as an evaluator for a large Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant educating inter-professional teams in falls prevention among older adults.

This most informative presentation will be held at New England Tech’s East Greenwich campus located at One New England Tech Blvd., Room S330. The event is free of charge but space is limited. Please RSVP to Cheryl Booker at 401-780-4345 or cbooker@neit.edu.

Jobs That May Be Slipping Away – And Those That Are Here To Stay – Yahoo Education

There is good news when it comes to jobs that are here to stay. Three of the six mentioned are careers being taught at New England Tech.  They are Network and Computer Systems Administrator, Nursing and Computer Systems Analyst.

According to a 2013 Oxford study entitled “The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs To Computerisation,” 47 percent of total U.S. unemployment could see job loss or a decrease in employment due to technological advancements. What’s a worker to do?

“Job seekers should follow the wisdom of hockey great Wayne Gretzky who said, ‘I skate to where the puck will be, not where it is,'” says Steve Langerud, a workplace consultant and managing partner of career guidance organization Steve Langerud & Associates, LLC in Grinnell, Iowa.

The key lies in figuring out which jobs are going away and which jobs are growing – and then preparing to pursue what’s poised to thrive.

If you’re worried that there’s no way to protect yourself from the inevitable loss of your livelihood to automation, there’s good news. The Oxford study also found that the more education you have, the less likely it is that your job will be computerized.

With that in mind, we’ve highlighted six jobs that may be slipping away according to the study, along with six high-growth alternatives to consider pursuing.

via Jobs That May Be Slipping Away – And Those That Are Here To Stay – Yahoo Education.

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RI Health Care Sector Expected To Grow 16%; More RNs Needed

There’s a more immediate need for certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, and medical assistants, or MAs.

Rhode Island will face a shortage of nurses in the next 10 to 15 years. But the state may need even more lower level health care workers. The state expects to see a shortage of nurses in the coming years. Credit Aaron Read A health care workforce development group says Rhode Island could likely be short about 350 nurses within the next decade.

That group, Stepping Up Rhode Island, just put out a report assessing the health care industry’s needs over the coming 10 to 20 years. But spokesman Barry Nickerson says there’s a more immediate need for certified nursing assistants, or CNAs, and medical assistants, or MAs.

“We are at the brink of that transition as the Affordable Care Act unrolls, in which we’ll see more health care being sought out at community sites because of the access to health insurance,” said Nickerson. “This is going to require more of those CNA and MA positions so we have our eyes on preparing them for care in the community.”

Click Link to read entire story RI Health Care Sector Expected To Grow 16%; More RNs Needed | Rhode Island Public Radio.

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Faculty News: Franklin Raposa, Sim Lab Specialist

Frank RaposaFrank comes to NEIT with experience in both the Information Technology industry and as a paramedic.

At American Power Conversion (APC), he was a Desktop Support Analyst, providing technical assistance to end users and, as Senior Events & Sponsorships Manager, where he worked to integrate new technologies to increase efficiency while reducing operating costs.

After becoming certified as an Emergency Medical Technician, he worked for an ambulance service and then for South Kingstown EMS. In his position as a paramedic, he was called upon to rapidly assess and treat life threatening illness or injury. He was also called upon for his IT skills to troubleshoot networks and to address communication issues between computers, cell phones and cardiac monitors.

Frank has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He is also certified as an EMT – Paramedic, with licenses in RI and CT and is on the National Registry. He is also Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certified. He has been a volunteer EMT, working at the University of Rhode Island EMS as Vice-Commander and as President of the Charlestown Rescue.

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Faculty News: Suzan Menihan, Assistant Professor

suemenihanSuzan joins NEIT bringing her expertise in women’s health, midwifery and OB/GYN to the department. She has worked in private practices and hospitals. Early in her career, she was a staff nurse at South County Hospital and Westerly Hospital where she provided direct patient care for women and infants, and developed post-partum assessment teaching tools for staff. Later, she worked as a midwife in a variety of practices throughout the state and became a partner/owner of the first independent midwifery-owned OB/GYN practice in Rhode Island.

Her teaching experience includes having been a clinical preceptor for the University of Rhode Island’s graduate program in Nurse-Midwifery and in their undergraduate program in Women’s Health Care.

Suzan has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing both from the University of Rhode Island. She has earned numerous professional certifications in the field, including: Nurse-Midwife (American Midwifery Certification Board), First Assisting for Cesarean Birth, Master’s Colposcopy, Neonatal Resuscitation, CPR, and Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics.

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Faculty News: Linda Lambert, Nursing Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Linda LambertLinda is an experienced health care professional with varied experience in a wide range of health care settings throughout the state.

Her hospital experience includes working as an RN at Landmark Medical Center in the Emergency Unit and in Step-Down Telemetry providing direct care for patients. She then became Nursing Coordinator/Oncology Coordinator/Assistant Nurse Manager at Landmark, where she was responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care for two Medical-Surgical units and one Medical Telemetry unit. Most recently, she was Nurse Manager at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, responsible for the Medical/Surgical/Telemetry unit.

Outside of hospitals, she has worked at the VNA of Rhode Island as an IV Infusion Nurse/Hospice Team Member, as the Director of the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center (Home & Hospice Care of RI), and as the Regional Director of Nursing for Infusion Resource.

She holds an Associate in Science degree in Nursing from the Community College of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social/Health Services/Health Administration from Roger Williams University. She is a licensed Registered Nurse in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and has numerous professional certifications.

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