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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
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. 

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
Graduated with honors (Cum Laude) 2012

Excelsior College 
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. 

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