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Assistant Professor
Oregon Health & Science University
Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Completion (RNBS) Program
Sunriver, Ore. 97520
Phone: 541 593-1817
Fax: 541 301-2444
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Areas of particular interest in nursing are community and population health, epidemiology, school health, pediatrics, and obstetrical nursing. My career in nursing has afforded me the privilege of working with many childbearing and child rearing families, as well as mentoring many students entering the profession or returning to school for their Baccalaureate degree.

I am passionate about environmental health and treating each other and our planet with care and respect.


Practice

Public Health Nurse and School Nurse, Josephine County Health Department, Staff Nurse, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fox Hills Hospital
R.N. Supervisor, Pediatrics, Prairie Avenue Medical Group
Staff Nurse, Pediatrics, Centinela Valley Hospital
Service activities (boards, organizations, OHSU faculty committees): SOU Crisis Management Team
Court Appointed Special Advocate, (CASA), volunteer.
SURGE task force member
Member Jackson County Hospital/Public Health Domestic Preparedness Committee
Parish Nurse Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church

Research

In an effort to reduce the extraordinarily high neonatal mortality rate that Josephine County, Oregon had historically experienced, Ms. Adams conducted a ten year retrospective study reviewing the incidence of known risk factors for neonatal death in that population.  One of the key factors was the rate of inadequate prenatal care. The research produced data that substantiated the need for grant dollars to improve access to prenatal care.  As a result, community wide partnerships were formed and Josephine County experienced a substantial drop in neonatal deaths over subsequent years.

1989 Neonatal Mortality in Josephine County as Compared to the State of Oregon, 1978-1987. Oregon Health Sciences University, School of Nursing.

Additional research sought to compare and evaluate alternative clinical placement strategies for undergraduate student nurses.

2002 Investigator: Consistent Clinical Assignment for Nursing Students as Compared to Multiple Placements. 2002. Journal of Nursing Education 41(2),81-83.

Publications & Presentations

  • 2002 Investigator: Consistent Clinical Assignment for Nursing Students as Compared to Multiple Placements. 2002. Journal of Nursing Education 41(2),81-83.
  • Concurrent Presenter: Oral Case Applications as a Strategy for Evaluating End of Program Competencies in Baccalaureate Nursing Students. Assessing Program Outcomes, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Poster Presentation: "Don't Put Yourself in Jeopardy". Nursing Education 1998 Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Research Presentation: Neonatal Mortality in Josephine County, OR. 1978-1987. Oregon Public Health Association Annual Conference.
  • Poster Presenter: Neonatal Mortality in Josephine County, OR.1978-1987.Western Society for Research in Nursing.
  • Seminar Lecturer: "Special Concerns of the Child with Diabetes". Eastern Oregon State College.

Professional & Community Relations

2012- present

OHSU School of Nursing Academic Council FNBS faculty representative
OHSU School of Nursing Undergraduate Council RNBS Faculty representative
OHSU School of Nursing Student Conduct and Grievance Committee

2006-2007 Southern region OHSU School of Nursing representative to SURGE task force, disaster preparedness planning for School of Nursing, statewide.
2006-2009 Court Appointed Special Advocate, (CASA), volunteer and volunteer trainer.
2002-2003 Member Jackson County Hospital/Public Health Domestic Preparedness Committee
2000-2002      Member Jackson County Diabetes Coalition
1998-2004 Member of core team of nurses to create and implement a Parish Nursing Program at Shepherd of the Valley Catholic Church in Central Point, Ore.
1997-1998 Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing Strategic Planning Task Force member
1995-1997

Rogue Valley Medical Center Home Care Professional Advisory Committee member

1995-1998     

Oregon Health Sciences University School of
Nursing, Alumni Association, Southern Oregon Board Member

1995-2002     Faculty Advisor, Student Nurse Association, Oregon
Health Sciences University at Southern Oregon University
1995-1996 Member NCLEX ad hoc Task Force for Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing at Southern Oregon State College
1992 Testimony regarding health care for all Oregonians, Rogue Valley Fair Share Forum, Medford, Ore.
1990

Liaison to Josephine County Probation and Parole Department to ensure needy childbearing women receive drug treatment and rehabilitation.  Training for probation officers regarding drug-affected infants.

1987-1991 Member Board of Directors, American Diabetes Association, Josephine County Chapter.  Newsletter Editor.
1989 President, Josephine County Chapter American Diabetes Association.
1986-1987 Performed needs assessment for graduate nursing education in southern Oregon. Testimony before Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
1983-1992 Member American Diabetes Association