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Debora Coombs
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Phone: 717-264-4419
Brooks Science Center, Room 242
Office Address:
Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Ave.
Chambersburg, PA 17201
More About Debora Coombs

Employment History: Wilson College Chambersburg, PA November 2017 to the present Contracted for the development of three courses for the Nursing and Health Sciences Division, LPN to BSN program Excelsior College Albany, NY Work Remotely August 2015 to the present. From Aug. 2015 to November 2016 worked as a Clinical Nurse Examiner. From Oct. 2016 to the present working as an adjunct online educator for the ADN program. Have taught online courses in Transition from LPN to RN, and Health Differences Across the Lifespan. Franklin County Career and Tech Center Practical Nursing Program Chambersburg, PA October 2011 to the present Nurse Educator - Clinical Instructor/Simulation Coordinator Classroom Med. Surg teacher for Practical Nursing Students Teach Care of the Adult Patient (Med/Surg) in the classroom, and a success workshop. Have taught review Math courses and a Medical Terminology course. Contribute on an ongoing basis to the construction of the curriculum, creation of assessments and evaluation tools, and most recently, development of a Moodle application to be used as an adjunct to classroom coursework. Supervision and instruction of student nurses primarily in the Acute Care Setting- Med Surg (hospital), skilled care, Same Day Services, Rehab, Urgent Care, and have occasionally filled in for maternity. Supervise and instruct on medication pass, insertion of foley catheters, wound care and dressing changes, N/G tubes, vital signs. Coordinate and instruct on simulations of various nursing situations, instruction in skill labs with a variety of nursing care. Evaluate performance of student's paperwork and performance. Summit Health Chambersburg, PA Chambersburg Hospital (Summit Health) Jan. 2009 to October 2012 RN on Med surg/ PCU/BHU Staff Nurse, Administer medications, TPN, blood transfusions, IV therapy and infusions, assessments, preceptor of new RN's, documentation on electronic health record, meditech, wound care, reading and monitoring ECG rhythms on the telemetry floor. Electronic documentation and health record. Went Per diem in May of 2012 to work additional part-time hours at FCCTC-PNP, resigned due to position at FCCTC-PNP and education pursuits. Waynesboro Hospital, (Summit Health) August 2008 to Jan. 2009, ED tech and GN, Inserted IV's, cardiac monitoring, vitals, medication administration, EKG's, Transferred to Chambersburg Hospital with better pay and benefits. LPN to RN Fast Track Program, (Summit Health) November 2007 to August 2008, Student, completed the program. Merritus Medical/Washington County Hospital RN on Med Surg floor April 2010 to April 2011, Per Diem in conjunction with position at Chambersburg Hospital Approx. 2 weeks orienting on Med Surg floor in May of 2012 in conjunction with Chambersburg Hospital per diem employment and part time employment at FCCTC-PNP( could not meet unexpected mandatory training due to employment at FCCTC-PNP) RN on Observation floor Telemetry Staff Nurse, Administer medications, TPN, blood transfusions, IV therapy and infusions, assessments, documentation on electronic health record, meditech, wound care, reading and monitoring ECG rhythms on the telemetry floor. Jan. 3rd, 2006 to 8-2006 and 12-2006 to 12-2007 LPN on Med Surg and in Express Care Injections such as tetanus, antibiotics, rabies, IV therapy and insertion, wound care, emergency care of various kinds in an ambulatory, urgent care environment. Franklin County Heart Center LPN December 2003 to Oct. 2004 and July 2005 to Dec. 2005. Charting, scheduling, stress testing, ECG's, assisting with stress tests and operation of equipment used, setting up holter monitors and downloading information received, set up of "king of hearts" cardiac home monitoring from the office communication with company, ECHO's, flu and pneumo vaccines, vitals, patient education. Resigned due to returning to the hospital setting and educational pursuits. Education: American Sentinel University DNP program currently enrolled Expected graduation in Oct. 2018 Current GPA is 4.0 Excelsior College MSN degree completed April 2015 Specialty in Nursing Education 4.0 GPA Graduated June 19, 2015 Excelsior College BSN Graduated with honors (Cum Laude) 2012 Excelsior College ADN Graduated with High Honors 2008 Attended HACC in Gettysburg Pre reqs for Associates in Nursing Achieved Dean's list status for 2005 school year. Franklin County Career and Tech Center Practical Nursing Graduated August 2003 Awarded Honor for Highest scholastic in class and Honor for Best all around in Theory and Practice. Vice President of the Class. Certifications: Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Current CPR Professional Organizations: Member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society Member of NLN Member of ETA ETA chapter of STTI Member of American Association of Colleges of Nursing Ambassador to Excelsior College Secretary on the Board of Directors, and member of the Honor Society at Wilson College Preceptor candidate for Undergraduate and MSN students at American Sentinel University Member of LPN Model Development Subcommittee for the Chambersburg Hospital Member of the committee for Preparation for ACEN Member of Golden Key Honor Society Professional Peer Reviewed Poster Presentations: NERC in Washington D.C. April 2016 Poster presentation on YES (Your Educational Success) workshop research Accepted, and will be participating in, NERC in Washington D.C. April 2018 For a Poster presentation on Academic Recovery Program