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BRENDA HAGE, MSN, CRNP
Curriculum Vitae (Rev.3/2004)
- 2003 VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY, RICHMOND, VA.
- Doctoral student in School of Allied Health, Ph.D. Program in Health Related Sciences, with a specialization in Gerontology.
- 1996 COLLEGE MISERICORDIA, DALLAS, PA
- MSN, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
- 1994 UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, ALBANY, NY
- 1989 LUZERNE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, NANTICOKE, PA
LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS
- Board certified, Informatics Nursing (RN, B.C.) American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association
- Board certified, Adult Nurse Practitioner, (APRN, B.C.) American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) of the American Nurses Association
- Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), American Heart Association
- Board Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse-Advanced (CRRN-A), Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
- Certified Arthritis Self-Help Group Leader, National Arthritis Foundation
- Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (NP-C)
- Train the Trainer certification, Pennsylvania Department of Education, Certified Nursing Assistant Training Program
- Instructor, Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), American Heart Association
- Certified Adult Critical Care Nurse (CCRN), American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
- RN, Pennsylvania Board of Nursing
- John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation, Wilkes-Barre and Kingston, PA
- Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Mercy Special Care Hospital, Nanticoke, PA
- Riverstreet Manor, Genesis Eldercare Network, Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Dorrance Manor, Genesis Eldercare Network, Kingston, PA
- Summit Health Care Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Kingston Health Care, Kingston Manor, Balanced Care Corporation - Wesley Village, Pittston, PA
- Kingston Commons, Kingston, PA
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF NURSING
Misericordia University, 1997 - present
Full-time member of nursing faculty. Responsible for development and evaluation of nursing curriculum for graduate and baccalaureate nursing students. Teaching responsibilities include didactic and clinical courses in the graduate nursing program, traditional BSN, and Expressway RN programs. Also developed and serve as coordinator for the online Health Care Informatics Certificate/Minor program.
Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, 1996- present
Provide services as nurse practitioner with a primarily adult/geriatric population. Responsibilities include ongoing evaluation and management of patients requiring rehabilitation services in acute care and long-term care settings. Additional responsibilities include coordination of weekly rehab staffing meetings, discharge planning, patient, family and staff education. Responsible for administrative consultation in a variety of areas including health care reimbursement and informatics.
Nurse Consultant, 1995 - present
Provided nursing consultation and educational services on clinical practice issues and leadership development to long-term care facilities in northeastern and central Pennsylvania.
SUSQUEHANNA AMERICAN MANAGEMENT CO., PITTSBURGH, PA
Nurse Consultant, 1992 - 1996
Provided consultation in areas of education, quality improvement, and clinical skills for long-term care facilities in northeastern and central Pennsylvania.
TAYLOR NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER, TAYLOR, PA
Staff Development/Quality Assurance Coordinator, 1992 - 1995
Developed and managed a start-up Staff Development and Quality Assurance Department for a 161 bed skilled nursing facility. Responsible for quality assurance, OSHA and CLIA compliance and education, new employee orientation, and facility-wide education. Developed and implemented an in-house nurse aide training program.
GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER, WILKES-BARRE, PA
Emergency Room Float Nurse, 1991 - 1994
E.R. staff nurse, per diem basis.
Staff Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, 1990 -1996
Provided primary care to critically ill patients on a combined Med/Surg ICU. Surgical services included vascular, urological, thoracic, plastics, orthopedic, general surgery and neurosurgery.
Team Leader, Telemetry Unit, 1989 - 1990
Responsible for total nursing care of acutely ill patients on a combined 34 bed Med/Surg Telemetry Unit. Supervised LPN and nurse aide team members.
- Gerontological Society of America
- American Medical Informatics Association
- American College of Nurse Practitioners
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- American Geriatric Society
- Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
- American College of Nurse Practitioners
- Nurse Practitioners of Northeastern Pennsylvania
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Regional Consultant- American Association of Critical Care Nurses
1993 - 1994
- Board of Directors, Luzerne-Lackawanna Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (LLAACN)
- National Nursing Staff Development Organization
- Central Pennsylvania Society for Health Educators and Trainers
1992 - 1993 -President
1991 - 1992
- President - Elect, LLAACN
- Recording Secretary, LLAACN
1990 - 1996
- American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
- Nursing Department Faculty/ Student Welfare Committee
- Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
- Graduate Curriculum Committee
- Middle States Educational Offerings Sub-Committee
- Search Committee, Clinical Director, Speech & Language Pathology
- Freshman Orientation Committee
- College Faculty Welfare Committee (Secretary, Fall 2000)
- Search Committee, Nursing Department Chairperson
- Alternative Learner’s Project Committee
- Member, Sigma Theta Tau Collaborative Program Planning Committee
- Nursing Department Faculty Organization
- Graduate Nursing Committee
- Family Nurse Practitioner Committee
- Nursing Department Curriculum Committee
- Health Sciences Public Relations Committee (chair- Sp 2000-2001)
- Chair, Nursing Department Recruitment Task Force, Misericordia University
1997 – 1999
- Nursing Department Senior Level Committee
- National Nurses Week Committee, Chair
- 2004 Outstanding Student with Highest Honors, National Honor Society, VCU Doctoral Program
- 2003 American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Pennsylvania Nurse Practitioner of the Year, State Award for Excellence
- 1996 Florence Bourcier Scholarship Award, Misericordia University
- 1995 Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Theta Phi Chapter
- 1995 Feature Profile in AACN News, 8/95, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
- Invited Panelist, International World Congress in Critical Care Nursing; Global Connections, Toronto, Canada; Change Management - Leading Volunteer Organizations
- 1993 Educational Advancement Scholarship Award, American Association of Critical Care Nurses
PRESENTATIONS (partial listing)
- 2004- Juried poster presentation, “Developing cultural competency through a multi- disciplinary, international, immersion-learning experience”, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE), Edinburgh, Scotland, September 2004; co-authors Dr. John Kachurick, and Fred Croop.
- 2002- Juried poster presentation, “Transcultural considerations involving the pediatric rehabilitation program of a four year old hemi-paretic patient from Guyana, South America”, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 63rd Annual Assembly, Orlando, FLA
- 2002- Juried poster presentation, “Telehealth in a developing nation; lessons learned”, Nursing 2002 National Symposium, Lippincott-Wilkins, Las Vegas, NV
- Invited speaker, Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Foundation (Lou Gehrig's Disease), Annual Quality of Life Conference; Sexuality And Intimacy Needs in ALS, Forth Washington Expo Center, Fort Washington, PA
- 2001- Invited speaker, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Luzerne- Lackawanna Chapter; Using Phytomedicinals in Critical Care, Implications for Practice
- Collaborative paper, “Interdisciplinary approach to osteoporosis” accepted for podium presentation at American Association of Physical Therapy Meeting, co-authored with Kelley Moran,PT, Gwen Bartolacci, OT and Lori Zelna MI
- Invited speaker, Association of Rehabilitation Nursing, Montage area chapter; Safety and efficacy of herbal products; what the rehab nurse needs to know
- 2000- Invited speaker, Nurse Practitioners of Northeastern PA, annual regional conference; Integrating Phytomedicinals Into Clinical Practice
- Invited speaker, Pennsylvania Association of Dietitians annual state conference, “Geriatric Assessment Workshop”
- Community presentations to patients, families, and local long-term care nursing staff on a variety of topics including:
- Diabetic Emergencies; Hypoglycemia, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, and Hyperosmolar Non-ketotic coma
- Care of the Patient After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
- Compensation Negotiation for the Nurse Practitioner
- Sexuality and Intimacy Needs of the Nursing Home Resident
- Alternative Therapies for Women’s Health Care
- Prevention, Identification, and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers
- Geriatric Assessment and Emergencies
- Renal Anatomy and Pathophysiology; Acute Renal Failure and Dialysis
- Neurologic Assessment and Emergencies; Use of the Glasgow Coma Scale
- Chronobiology as an Emerging Science; Implications for the Critically Ill
- The Geriatric Resident; Assessment and the Aging Process
- CPR and End of Life Decision Making; Determining and Honoring Your Loved One’s Wishes
- Congestive Heart Failure; New treatments and AHA guidelines
- Total Hip Arthroplasty vs Open Reduction Internal Fixation; What the Nurse Needs to Know
- Update on Cardio-pulmonary assessment
- 2004 Association of Medical Educators of Europe International Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
- 2003 Immersion in Nursing Informatics Conference, Latham, NY
- 2003 Asthma Management, Medical World Conferences, Wilkes-Barre, PA 1/03.
- 2002 Update on CHF, Medical World Conferences, Wilkes-Barre, PA 12/02.
- 2002 63rd Annual Assembly of American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orlando FLA- Rehabilitation Management of Multiple Sclerosis and Brain Stem Stroke Syndromes 11/02.
- Primary Care Update 2002, NP’s of NE PA, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. Palliative Care and Hospice, Management of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 05/02.
- Nursing 2002 Symposium, Las Vegas, NV- Asthma Treatment , Pain Management, Update on Critical Care Nursing.
- Certification program – Arthritis Self-Help Course Leader Training Workshop, American Arthritis Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
- 2000 Managed care and advanced practice nursing: policies, documentation, and payments, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 10/00.
- 2000 26th Annual Educational Conference, Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, “Choices & Challenges in Rehabilitation in the New Millenium” Reno, NV 10/00.
- 2000 Primary Care Update 2000, NP’s of NE PA, Marywood University, Diabetic Update, Herbal Therapies, Geriatric Prescribing, 4/00.
- 1999 Advanced Practice Nursing” Premier Practicum, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, 6/99.
- 1999 Palliative Care; Alleviation of Pain and Suffering Workshop, New York University, NY, 11/99.
- 1999 Mainstreaming of Integrative Medicine, teleconference sponsored by University of Arizona College of Nursing , held at University of Scranton, 7/99.
- 1999 Herbs, Vitamins and Nutraceuticals, Institute for Natural Resources, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 5/99.
- 1999 Primary Care Update 1999, NP’s of NE PA, Misericordia University, Dallas, Geriatric and Medicare Update, 2/99.
- 1998 Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Conference, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, 4/98.
- 1998 National Nurse Practitioner Summit, Shaping Public Policy, Medicare Billing and Coding Update, 2/98.
- 1998 Primary Care Pharmacology Update: Emphasis on Women, NP’s of NE PA, Scranton, PA, 1/98.
- 1997 Health Care Respirator (HEPA) Training Program, Riverstreet Manor, Wilkes-Barre, PA
- An Update on the treatment of Type II Diabetes, PA Society of PA’s, Wilkes-Barre , PA , 10/97.
- 1997 African American Cultural Training Workshop, Marywood University, 9/97.
- 1997 Region III Meeting American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Towsen, MD 10/97.
- 2004 Team taught a special topics, multi-disciplinary, international immersion-experience course, “Cross-Cultural Competency in Professional Practice” which concluded with a two week trip to Guyana with Fred Croop and Dr. John Kachurick, Spring 2004 semester. Also met with Head of Office of Technology, Government of Guyana and Pan American World Health Organization regarding planning for expansion of telehealth pilot project to the remote interior of Guyana. Currently seeking project funding.
- 2003 Bioethics Review and Advisory Committee, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA
- 2002-present Eden Alternative Culture Change Project Advisory Board, Summit Health Care, Beverly Enterprises, Wilkes-Barre, PA
- Participated in three volunteer health care missions trips to Guyana, South America. Responsibilities included provision of continuing education classes in assessment, geriatric issues and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. Also provided direct primary care services via a mobile clinic to indigent clients. Developed a telehealth pilot between U.S. consultant physicians and advanced practice nurses and Guyanese physicians as part of grant team activities. Met with the Prime Minister and President of Guyana regarding health care reform and telehealth. Funded through a grant from the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas “Guyana Health Care Expansion Grant”.
- Arranged for pro-bono neuro-surgical and rehabilitation care for four year old Guyanese child with frontal brain tumor. Responsible for fundraising, travel and housing arrangements, provided primary health care and rehabilitation care for the child and his family during a six month stay in the U.S. for treatment. Continue to assist in case management with the local school system and pediatrician in Queens, N. Y. where the family is now living.
- 2000 Provided smoking prevention education program series for economically disadvantaged children in low income housing projects as part of the Tobacco Coalition, through a state grant administered through ARK Ministries, Kingston, PA.
- 2002 Volunteer, health care missions trip to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Provided pro-bono health care to Haitians in local clinics, hospices, and orphanages.
- 2001 Co-coordinated a three event fundraising activity to raise funds for Amerindian children to attend a conservation education seminar in Rupunnuni, Guyana, South America. Fifteen children were able to attend.
- Co-facilitator for self-management classes as a certified arthritis self- help group leader to older adults in local community.
- Volunteered as nurse/counselor for annual camping trips for socio-economically disadvantaged children in northeastern Pennsylvania through ARK Ministries, Kingston, PA.
- 2004 “The Impact Of A Multi-Disciplinary, International Immersion Learning Experience On The Development Of Cultural Competency In Graduate And Undergraduate College Students” ,(2004) co-investigators Fred Croop and Dr. John Kachurick.
- 2004 “The Impact Of Technology Training, Internet And Email Use on Levels of Cognition, Depression And Social Isolation In Older Adult, Long-Term Care Residents”.Funded research in progress, Funding source Administration on Aging.
- 1998 “Relationship of quality of life and reported engagement in heath promotion practices in community residing elderly”, (pilot study, unpublished)
- 1997 Staff Time Measurement Data Coordinator, Allied Technology, Inc. under contract to the Office of Research and Demonstration, Health Care Finance Administration, Washington, D.C. for project “Staff Time Measurement Study for National SNF System: Resource Use Group Validation for Sub-Acute and Very High Rehabilitation”.
- 2004 Federal Earmark grant, $190,000. from Administration on Aging, used to establish the Assistive Technology Research Institute at Misericordia University (Brenda Hage, Renee Zehel,John Sumanski).
- 2004 Strategic Initiative Reserve Grant, “Developing Cultural Competency in Professional Practice”, Fred Croop, Dr. John Kachurick, Brenda Hage; for international cultural immersion course experience delivered in Guyana, South America. Funded for $8000.
- 2001 “ Guyana Health Care Expansion Proposal”, Funded grant for $8,750, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Fred Croop, Brenda Hage and Dr. John Kachurick; for providing education and a needs assessment for training, health education and business training in Guyana, South America.
- Hage, B., Prebola, W.R. “Transcultural considerations involving the pediatric rehabilitation program of a four year old hemiparetic patient from Guyana, South America: a case report”, (2002). (abstract) Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,(83) 11, 1646-1647.
- Hage, B., Prebola, W.R. “Rehabilitation in primary care, in Trybulski, J., Mahan Buttaro, T., Polger Bailey, P., Hall Oas, K. (2002) Primary care; a collaborative practice. (2nd ed.) Chicago: Mosby Year-Book, Inc.
- Hage, B., Prebola, W.R., (1998). “Rehabilitation considerations in primary care, in Trybulski, J., Mahan Buttaro, T., Polger Bailey, P., Hall Oas, K. Primary care; a collaborative practice . Chicago: Mosby Year-Book, Inc.
- Hage, B. (1998). Workplace Questions & Answers, Curbing drug seeking behavior. Advance for Nurse Practitioners, (6), 7.
- Hage, B. (1997). Workplace Question & Answers, Rheumatoid arthritis. Advance for Nurse Practitioners ,(5), 11.