Curiculum Vitae


EDUCATION
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
May 2012

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI
Master of Science, Parent-Child Nursing, April, 1984
Concentration on Clinical Practice and Management
Research Thesis: The effect of play on hospitalized preschoolers

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, E. Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, June 1978

CERTIFICATION
Nurse Executive Advanced (NEA-BC)

EXPERIENCE

CARLOW UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, PA, 8/15-present
Assistant Professor
Graduate Program

AMEITECH COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE, 7/15-present
Adjunct Faculty RN-BSN online

CARLOW UNIVERSITY, Pittsburgh, PA, 5/13-8/15
Adjunct Faculty, School of Nursing MSN and RN-BSN program
♦ Teach Evidence Based Practice and RN role development traditional and online

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA, 11/07-8/15
Unit Director Hematology/Oncology/BMT unit
Manage unit operations for 19 bed unit
♦ Responsible for patient care, personnel and budget
♦ Assisted in hospital move
♦ Implemented self staffing model

Performance Improvement/Quality Specialist, Critical Care Medicine, 7/05-11/07
♦ Develop, implement and monitor Performance Improvement Projects
♦ Measure outcomes, aggregate findings, present analysis and recommendations
♦ Provide Consultation to department leaders
♦ Participate in Hospital wide performance/accreditation initiatives

Clinical Effectiveness Specialist, 9/00-7/05
Develop, implement, and monitor Clinical Guidelines
Responsible for facilitating order set development for Physician Order Entry System
Participate and lead CHAI rapid cycle improvement studies including bronchiolitis, NICU pain study, ED transfer, and ADE collaborative

DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF NURSING, Pittsburgh, PA, 8/98-12/98
Clinical Instructor, Pediatric Nursing
Provide clinical instruction for 7 senior nursing students

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, Maywood, IL, 9/96 - 5/98
Manager, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Manage unit operations for 18 bed PICU
Responsible for patient care, human resource issues and budget

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PITTSBURGH, Pittsburgh, PA, 3/95 - 8/95
Director, Anesthesia/Critical Care/Neonatology
Responsible for planning, developing and directing operations
Accountable for the staff and physical resources
Co-leader of critical care re-engineering design team
Developed internal and external customer relationships

Nurse Manager, 1/94 - 3/95
Manage unit operations for 26 bed medical unit
Responsible for patient care, budgeting and human resource issues
Member of Re-Engineering Group

SHADYSIDE HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING, Pittsburgh, PA, 10/93 - 1/94
Lead Instructor
Responsible for pediatric theory and clinical instruction

VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST MI, Detroit, MI, 3/86 - 6/92
Director, Maternal Child Program
Establish the maternal-child intermittent visit program
Responsible for budgeting, marketing and personnel decisions
Provide case management and clinical consultation
Led program to 80% increase in referrals and visits within one year

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN HOSPITALS, Ann Arbor, MI, 7/84 - 3/86
Clinical Nurse Specialist, NICU and Developmental Assessment Clinic
Facilitate continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient setting for families
Provide patient and staff education on acute, chronic and well child care

Pediatric Intensive Care Staff Nurse, Mott Children’s Hospital, 8/82 - 7/84
Responsible for direct patient care

EPILEPSY CENTER OF MI, Detroit, MI, 4/81 - 8/82
Pediatric Seizure Clinical Nurse
Coordinate health care needs for children and families

MACOMB COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, Mt. Clemens, MI, 6/80 - 4/81
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Coordinator
Establish programs in area hospitals
Provide education to schools and public groups

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF MICHIGAN, Detroit, MI, 9/78 - 4/81
Neonatal Intensive Care Staff Nurse
Responsible for direct patient care
Charge nurse on afternoon shift

Biography

Ann Spence earned a BSN from Michigan State University and a MSN in Parent Child Nursing from the University of Michigan. A DNP was obtained from Duquesne University. Dr. Spence is an Assistant Professor in Carlow graduate nursing leadership and DNP programs, with primary teaching responsibilities in evidence based practice, research and leadership courses. Her experience includes positions as a neonatal clinical nurse specialist, quality specialist, and director. She has been responsible for operations in multiple critical care units and oncology and bone marrow transplant units, as well as general medical acute care pediatrics. She has led professional development programs from bedside nurses, initiated a hospital-based nursing bone marrow transplant fellowship program, and has served as a chair for the hospital based central line committee, monitor task force, and Magnet advisor. Dr. Spence was elected as the local chapter president for the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses in 2014 and currently is a member of the awards committee as well as a member of the board for the Society of Pediatric Nurses. Her research interests include medication safety, central line infection prevention, and self-care for nurses.

Publications

Skin Care Team in the Pediatric ICU, A model for Excellence CCN 2008; 28 (2): 125-135
Story Board: Reducing Adverse Drug Events Related to Opiates in Children; CHCA collaborative May 2007.
Pain Control In Children with Sickle Cell Vaso-Occlusive Crisis. CHCA Race for Results December 07.
Surgical Infection Prevention: CHCA collaborative, November 2006
Assessing Postoperative Pain in Neonates: A multicenter observational study, Peds Vol 118 No4, October 2006 ppe992-e1000.
ED to Inpatient Transfer, Child Health Initiative, November 2004