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  • 1. Patricia A. Connor Ballard Ph.D, APRN (w) 202-687-4670 Pab43@georgetown.edu Education May 2000 Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Virginia (UVA), Charlottesville. Academic focus on nursing history and burn care nursing. Recipient of the Phyllis J. Vehronik Dissertation Award for “Angels of the Mercy Fleet: Nursing the Ill and Wounded Aboard U.S. Navy Hospital Ships in the Pacific During World War II” (funded by the Triservice Nursing Research Program FY98 for $64,000). Dissertation findings presented at the 1999 American Association of History in Nursing (AAHN) conference in Newton (Massachusetts) and at the 1999 Military Nursing History Forum at the University of Virginia. August 1983 Master of Science in Nursing, School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Academic focus on critical care (cardiothoracic surgical nursing) and clinical nurse specialization. May 1981 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire. Professional Nursing Licensure Commonwealth of Massachusetts (expires 3/27/08) Commonwealth of Virginia (expires 3/31/07, renewal now in progress) District of Columbia (expires 6/30/08) State of Hawaii (reactivation now in progress) Professional Nursing Experience January 2005 to Assistant Professor of Nursing and Clinical Practice present Coordinator,
  • 2. School of Nursing and Health Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia Lecture and clinical faculty for the 2-semester junior-level Care of Adults and Children (N173/174 adult health), Case Analysis for Nursing Practice (N235), Nursing Integration Seminar (N177/178), Nursing Theory (N200), and Independent Senior Clinical Practicum (N256/257) courses. Responsible for coordination of undergraduate clinical sites, preceptorship sites, and independent clinical practicum sites. Member of the Outcomes & Evaluation (past), and Faculty Search (current), committees. Scholarly project advisor/reader. Faculty advisor for BSN students. Current clinical and research interests in burn nursing, nursing history, military nursing (navy), and health issues of native Hawaiians, and family/child health issues of international adoption (China). January 2005 to Adjunct Faculty, May 2005 College of Nursing and Health Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia Instructor for Senior Clinical Preceptorship (NURS451). October 2001 to Staff Nurse, Post-Anesthesia Unit (PACU), June 2004 U.S. Army Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany Provided care to both in-patient and ambulatory patients following general surgical, orthopedic, obstetrical- gynecological, and ophthalmology surgical procedures as well as following endoscopy, colonoscopy, and extensive dental procedures. Mentored new civilian and army nursing in post-anesthesia nursing. Developed and presented a quarterly pre-ACLS review on emergency cardiac drugs and EKG arrhythmia interpretation for the U.S. Army Hospital - Heidelberg. Developed and presented a 4-hour workshop on burn care for the 2002 European Regional Medical Command (ERMC) conference in Kitzingen, Germany. Developed
  • 3. and presented a 4-hour workshop on women’s wellness for women of the Heidelberg military community. Assisted the PACU nursing staff in the development and implementation of a retrospective-descriptive nursing study, “Pain and Nausea/Vomiting Following Bilateral Tubal Ligation.” Acted as nurse consultant on patient education for JCAHO credentialing preparation, and as an academic mentor to military nurses completing graduate education by long-distance learning. October 2000 to Program Director and Primary Investigator, October 2001 Partnership for Wellness Program, Wellness Center, U.S Army Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany Director and Primary investigator for a twelve-month experimental nursing research study on the effectiveness of varied health promotion education techniques for “high demand” military health care consumers (funded as a Health Prevention and Promotion Initiative FY00 for $42,000). Collaborated with the Mind, Body and Spirit Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Results presented to the Commanding Officers of the U.S. Army Hospital – Heidelberg and the European Regional Medical Command. As the senior on-site researcher at the U.S. Army Hospital – Heidelberg, developed and presented a three-part multidisciplinary seminar series on research design, research funding, and research ethics. August 1995 to Nurse Clinician II, June 2000 DeCamp Burn and Wound Care Center (ICU), University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, Virginia. Staff/charge nurse for a busy 16-bed referral burn ICU at a Level I trauma center and university-affiliated medical center. Provided and supervised level I and level II critical care nursing to adult/pediatric burn trauma patients as well as to patients following intensive plastic surgery. Provided conscious sedation and
  • 4. monitoring during burn wound care procedures. Provided nursing backup to the medical (MICU) and surgical/trauma (STICU) intensive care units. Acted as preceptor for newly-employed Burn ICU nurses, as well as to undergraduate and graduate UVA nursing students. Lecturer on burn care nursing to the undergraduate nursing students of both the University of Virginia and Dabney Lancaster Community College. Speaker on complex wound care (including burns) for the 1995 Academy of Medical- Surgical Nursing (AMSN) conference in New Orleans, on advanced burn care for the 1997 Shea-Arentzen (Navy Nurse Corps) symposium in San Diego, and on historical advances in burn care for the 1998 American Association of History in Nursing (AAHN) conference in Hartford. Participant in the Professional Mentorship Program for the undergraduate nursing students at the University of Virginia. Participant in the on-site Advanced Burn Life Support and Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum programs. August 1995 to Graduate teaching assistant, June 1999 Adult Health Nursing Department, School of Nursing, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Provided clerical, research, and teaching/tutoring support to graduate and undergraduate nursing faculty. Instructor for the summer tutorial on Pathophysiology (NUR 310-311). June 1992 to Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing May 1995 and Chairman of the Nursing Research Committee, Department of Nursing Education, Kuakini Medical Center, Honolulu, (Oahu) Hawaii Responsible for the quality of nursing care provided on the general surgical, general medical, orthopedic and stepdown/telemetry units of a busy Level II trauma center and university-affiliated medical center. As Chairman of the Nursing Research Committee, collaborated with nursing faculty of the University of Hawaii-Manoa for
  • 5. the development and implementation of two nursing research studies, “Gender Differences in Post- Operative Analgesia Following Colectomy” and “Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in the Management of Urinary Incontinence in the Acute Care Setting.” Instructor for the on-site Critical Care nursing, Oncology nursing, Hemodialysis, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support programs. Preceptor and guest faculty for the graduate nursing students of the University of Hawaii-Manoa in their MSN’level clinical nurse specialization program. Coordinator and lecturer for the Kuakini Medical- Surgical Nursing Update Conference. Guest speaker at the Kuakini Orthopedic Nursing Conference, the annual Hawaii chapters of Sigma Theta Tau nursing research conference (presented the above incontinence nursing research study), and the annual multi- facility San Francisco Bay Area Medical-Surgical Nursing Update Conferences. June 1989 to Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing, June 1992 Department of Nursing Education, Davies Medical Center, San Francisco, California Responsible for the quality of nursing care provided on the general surgical, general medical, oncology/HIV/AIDs, and plastic surgery/microvascular surgical units of a university-affiliated medical center. Instructor for the on- site Critical Care nursing and Advanced Cardiac Life Support programs. Coordinator and speaker at the annual Davies Wound Care Update and the annual multi- facility San Francisco Bay Area Medical-Surgical Nursing Update Conferences. September 1983 to Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing, June 1989 Department of Nursing Education, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts
  • 6. Initiated the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing role at the Lahey Clinic. Responsible for the quality of nursing care on the general medical, general surgical, orthopedic, neuro/neurosurgical, cardiac telemetry, and oncology units at a level II trauma and university- affiliated medical center. Provided backup support to the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Oncology Nursing and to the Enterostomal Nurse Therapist. Instructor in the Critical Care nursing orientation, Oncology nursing orientation, and the Advanced Cardiac Life Support programs. Coordinator and lecturer for the annual Lahey Clinical Medical-Surgical Nursing Update Conference. Provided consultation as an expert legal witness on nursing issues for the Massachusetts Nursing Association. Item writer for the ANA’s credentialing exam for Medical-Surgical Nurse Clinician (RNC) status. Developed an on-site preparation course for staff nurses taking the ANA’s Medical-Surgical RNC credentialing exam. May 1981 to Staff/Charge Nurse, Acute Surgical Unit (Baker 8), July 1982 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Staff/charge nurse for a busy 16-bed acute surgical unit with telemetry and mechanical ventilation capabilities at a level I trauma and university-affiliated medical center. Responsible for providing and supervising care to general surgical, colo- rectal surgical, vascular surgical, thoracic surgical, and plastic surgical patients. Per diem July 1982 to July 1983 while in graduate school. Military Nursing Experience June 1986 to Commander (05), Nurse Corps, Present U.S. Naval Reserve (IRR) Recalled to active duty during Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield 1990-1991 and assigned to the Naval Hospital – Oakland (California) as staff/charge nurse and assistant Division Officer for a 40-bed acute medical unit with telemetry capability (9 West). Later that year,
  • 7. transferred into the hospital’s Chemotherapy Clinic as staff nurse for the administration of chemotherapy and for the development of the chemotherapy nursing orientation program. Attached to the Naval Medical Center – Portsmouth (Virginia) as a reserve nurse from 1995-2000, with experience in the adult medical-surgical intensive care unit and the post-anesthesia care unit. Acted as charge nurse for the Mile 15 first aid station for the 1998 and 1999 Marine Corps Marathons (Washington ,DC). Speaker on advanced burn care at the 1997 Shea- Arentzen Nursing Symposium in San Diego. Recipent of three Naval Letters of Commendation, the Navy Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal, and a FY98 Triservice Nursing Research Grant ($64,000). Professional Certifications Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health, with APRN-BC status renewed in December 2006. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum (TNCC) Former certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (to be renewed in summer 2007) Former certification in Oncology Nursing (OCN) by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Professional Affiliations Sigma Theta Tau, International Honor Society of Nursing American Association for History in Nursing (AAHN) American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) American Burn Association (ABA) with appointed membership to the 2007-2010 ABA Ethics Committee Navy Nurse Corps
  • 8. Funded Nursing Research Partnership in Wellness funded by the Health Prevention and Promotion Initiative FY00 for $42,000 Angels of the Mercy Fleet – Nursing the Ill and Wounded Aboard U.S. Navy Hospital Ships in the Pacific During World War II, funded by the Triservice Nursing Research Program FY98 for $64,000 “Gender Differences in Postoperative Analgesia Following Colectomy”, funded by the Epsilon Tau (Saint Anselm College) and Gamma Psi (University of Hawaii-Manoa) chapters of Sigma Theta Tau for a total of $900. Manuscripts and Publications Connor-Ballard, P (2007). “A Nursing Analysis of Burn Pain and of the Modalities for its Relief.” Currently in final phase of manuscript preparation for publication. Connor-Ballard, P (2007). “The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire of 1942 – Lessons Learned from Care of the Burn Victims.” Currently in final phase of manuscript preparation for publication. Connor-Ballard, P. (2000). Angels of the Mercy Fleet – Nursing the Ill and Wounded Aboard U.S. Navy Hospital Ships in the Pacific During World War II, Ph.D dissertation. Connor, P (1997). Chapter 17: Musculoskeletal Assessment. In Estes, Zator, M.E. Health Assessment and Physical Examination. Albany, NY: Delmar Publications. Connor-Cook, P and B Molina Kooker (1995). “Nurses’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices in the Management of Urinary Incontinence in the Acute Care Setting. “ MedSurg Nursing. Leohner, D. and P Connor (1989). “Beyond Ileostomy: Surgery for a Normal Life.”. RN. Connor, P, and K Neskey (1989). “Nursing Implications of Renal Pelvis Irrigation for Chemolysis”. Journal of Urological Nursing. Connor, P et al (1989). “Two Stages of Care for Pleural Effusion.” RN.
  • 9. Connor, P and D Loehner (1987). “Is Permanent Ileostomy the Only Answer? Caring for the Ileoanal Reservoir Patient.” Ostomy and Wound Management. Connor, P (1987). “How and Why Do You Use a Heimlich Flutter Valve.” American Journal of Nursing. PConnorBallard/April 2007