Content Specialist, RN, MSN

For the past three decades, Dawna has been active as a nursing education specialist. She is responsible for facilitating the implementation of the first clinical documentation system (ProTouchTM) utilizing touch-screen technology, at a Level I Trauma Center in Pittsburgh, PA. She also was one of the first instructors for a newly designed evening-weekend school of nursing diploma program in the city of Pittsburgh and served as an instructor for a community nursing education associate degree program.

Her writing and editing experience includes the publication Clinical Excellence, a journal for nursing staff pursuing advancement up the clinical ladder, preparing student learning materials and ancillary materials for nursing publications, creating NCLEX-style practice questions for students preparing to sit for the state board of nursing examination. She has actively participated in creating content for online learning courses for RN-BSN, RN-MSN, and RN-DNP programs for major medical publishers.

Dawna’s experience in establishing credentialing for organizations include contact hour approval for courses and programs through the Tennessee Nurse’s Association, Colorado Nurse’s Association, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She served as the Director of Nursing Education for an online continuing education company with the focus on regulatory (The Joint Commission, DNV) and federal (HIPAA, HITECT) expectations for practicing nurses and served as the Clinical Director and Lead Nurse Planner for ANCC program accreditation.