Current Location: Portland, OR
Current Employment/Practice: Providing immediate and wellness care to employees of Providence Health & Services
PublicationsDoser, L. (2011). Nursing leader: Mary O. Mundinger. Clinical Scholars Review, 4(2), 78-81.
Doser, L., Snyder, J. E. & Dantas, S. (2012). Perinatal mortality of of planned out-of-hospital births transferred to an Oregon hospital: 2004-2008 [poster]: American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology Conference, May 8, 2012. San Diego, CA.
How did the program help shape your current practice or position?It provided me with approximately 2,400 hours of precepted clinical time. This gave me tremendous confidence to practice independently through a collaborative agreement with PH&S and OHSU. I am grateful for the experience. I was also hired into a position within a place that I was precepted. Further I have learned how to have a microfocus on the individual and a macroview that looks at population outcomes from multiple lenses that include evidence-based practice, mental and physical health, prevention of chronic and acute diseases, financial implication of care, quality of care delivered, and patient satisfaction.
What’s next for you?Continuing at PH&S providing employee wellness care and focusing on how an employee clinic fits the medical home model.
What advice would you give to incoming doctoral students?This process is about tenacity, patience, and fortitude. When you feel you cannot go the distance, go just a bit further. Hang on even if you feel overburdened now. In 3 years, you will be thrilled and happy. This time of stress and turmoil is momentary. It can be weathered. This will provide you a life-long career.
Be encouraged and supported by those that fuel you. Try to avoid those that are draining.
Make your CIP simple and doable. Work with advisors that promote both.
Final ThoughtsI want to thank my old friends, my new friends, my classmates (Anna, Anthony, Christy, Meagan, & Tera), my professors, and OHSU staff for supporting me through this chaotic, anxiety-ridden, stressful time. They provided needed respite at times where I felt most desperate.
And to my family I give my greatest gratitude. They lived with me, day-in and day-out, through the lows and the very lows with grace, integrity, dignity, persistence, and resolution. I will never be able to repay all that they gifted me.