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Lora Wyss

Lora Wyss

Contact Information:
330.471.8358
lw...@malone.edu
Regula Hall RH 201 I

Associate Professor of Nursing

Education:

Ph.D. in Education, University of Akron, Akron, OH, 1999-2004                
School Nurse License Ashland University, Ashland, OH, 2000            
Masters of Science in Nursing George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 1990
Bachelor of Nursing    George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 1989
Diploma of Registered Nursing Mercy School of Nursing, Canton, OH, 1981

Experience

MALONE UNIVERSITY, Canton, OH, 8/01-present Nursing-Assistant Professor Responsible for education of nursing students in the classroom and clinical setting. In sophomore level Fundamentals/Medical Surgical, junior level Medical/Surgical, and community health and critical care in the senior level.  
Coordinator, School Nurse Program-Responsible for clinical and classroom education
NORTHEASTERN OHIO UNIVERSITIES COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, Rootstown, OH,
8/00-present Adjunct Faculty-Responsible for education of medical students regarding patient-physician communication skills -Consultant for community health clinical agencies
AULTMAN HEALTH FOUNDATION, Canton, OH, 10/92-present Education Development, PRN in variety of roles Clinical Specialist, Perinatal Areas, 1/95-8/03-Served as a clinical resource person for perinatal areas Faculty, School of Nursing, 10/92-8/01-Responsible for education of students in pediatrics, obstetrics, critical care, medical/surgical, community health, fundamentals in the classroom and clinical setting Coordinator, Continuing Education, 12/93-1/96 -Reviewed all educational programs according to OBN standards Coordinator, Education/Development, 12/93-1/96-Responsible for daily supervision and activities of education and development Coordinator, Management/Development, 12/93-1/96-Reviewed all educational programs according to OBN standards
WALSH COLLEGE, North Canton, Ohio Nursing Instructor, 8/91-8/92-Responsible for education of nursing students both in the classroom and the clinical setting in Fundamentals, Medical/Surgical Nursing
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, Fairfax, Virginia Clinical Nursing Instructor, 1/91-6/91-Responsible for education of nursing students in community settings.
PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Largo, Maryland Clinical Nursing Instructor, 8/90-8/91-Responsible for education of nursing students both in the classroom and in the clinical setting in pediatric nursing-Served as a classroom instructor for medical surgical, pediatric nursing, and management.
CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:AKRON GENERAL MEDICAL CENTER, Akron, Ohio
Staff Registered Nurse, 12/91-12/08-Provide direct patient care on a part-time basis in a variety of critical care units according to hospital needs
AULTMAN HEALTH FOUNDATION, Canton, Ohio Staff Registered Nurse, 8/01- 8/03-Provided direct patient care on a part-time basis in the pediatric/M/S units according to hospital needs.
CAPITOL HILL HOSPITAL, Washington, DC, 7/84-3/91Clinical Educator, 9/89-3/91 (Washington Hospital Center Campus 3/91-8/91)-Acted as the clinical educator for a combined ICU/CCU.-Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of educational programs of the unit-Frequently coordinated hospital-wide educational opportunities and public outreach events-Supervised cardiac monitor technicians and developed a quality assurance program to evaluate their performance Assistant Coordinator, 8/86-9/89-Served as the assistant coordinator for the Emergency Department-Participated in all facets of management of the unit including: management by objective, budget, staffing, purchasing, and payroll. Responsible for orienting new employees and developing the unit's educational program. Periodically served as house nursing supervisor Staff Registered Nurse, 7/84-8/86-Staff nurse in a combined ICU/CCU responsible for providing individual care to a wide variety of critically ill patients
O'BLENESS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Athens, OH Staff Registered Nurse, 5/83-6/84-Served as staff nurse in ICU/CCU-Active in patient self-care instruction
TIMKEN MERCY MEDICAL CENTER, Canton, OH Critical Care Specialty Float Nurse, 6/81-5/83-Trained as staff nurse for ICU, CCU, ASU, coronary step-down unit, emergency department, and PACU
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE: AULTMAN HEALTH FOUNDATION Coordinator, Education and Development, 12/93-1/96-Worked directly with Assistant Vice President to staff, hire, budget, schedule and meet educational needs of Aultman Health Foundation Coordinator, Management Development, 12/93-1/96-Worked directly with Assistant Vice President to meet educational needs of Aultman Health Foundation management team Coordinator of Faculty Student Development, 1983-1996, 200-2001 -Participated on Director's Council to coordinate faculty and staff issues.
CAPITOL HILL HOSPITAL Assistant Coordinator, Emergency Department, 8/86-8/89. Participated in all facets of management of unit including budget, staffing, scheduling, purchasing, and payroll.

Recent Scholarly Work

9/26/08- Invisible Farm Laborers: Treating TB among Mexican Migrant Workers in Northeastern, Ohio- Transcultural Nursing Association Annual Conference- Minneapolis, MN

I volunteer at the Hartville Migrant Center.  I have been on the board for many years.



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