Terry M. Foster, RN,

Nurse Humorist

-Curriculum Vitae

Professional Nursing Education

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree, Critical-Care & Trauma Nursing, University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio. December, 1997

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Degree, Graceland College Outreach Program,
Independence, Missouri. June, 1994

RN Diploma, The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio. Graduate, December, 1981

LPN Diploma, Booth Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing, Covington, Kentucky
Graduate, August, 1977

Registration

Registered Nurse #1047513 Kentucky
Registered Nurse #176488 Ohio (Inactive)

Professional Nursing Experience

December, 1998 to Present
Emergency Department Clinical Nurse Specialist
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center/St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Edgewood, Kentucky 41017

Function as advanced practice nurse for Emergency Departments in five community hospital system. Responsibilities include ED orientation, continuing education, expert nursing practice consultations, policy/procedure review, customer service, change agent, nursing practice issues, preceptor support, research, technical support, & direct patient care. Also coordinate hospital wide Code Blue & Rapid Response teams.

December, 2009 to Present
Adjunct Professor, Pathophysiology Course
The College of Mount St. Joseph
Cincinnati, Ohio 45233

Teach part-time to RN’s returning for their BSN as well as generic BSN students.

December, 1998 to August, 2006
Critical-Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
Edgewood, Kentucky 41017

Function as clinical specialist for 24 bed Medical ICU, 10 bed Surgical ICU, 8 bed Cardiac Surgery/Recovery Unit, two 30 bed Telemetry units & 40 bed Emergency Department and three separate Emergency Departments in three community hospital system. Responsibilities include orientation, continuing education, expert nursing practice consultations, policy/procedure review, customer service, change agent, nursing practice issues, preceptor support, research, technical support, & direct patient care. Developed coordinate hospital wide Code Blue & Rapid Response teams

September, 1995 to December, 1998
Critical-Care & Emergency Department Clinical Educator
Clinical Education Department
Mercy Regional Health System
Clermont Mercy Hospital
Batavia, Ohio 45103

April, 1993 to August, 1995
Night Nursing Supervisor
Clermont Mercy Hospital
3000 Hospital Drive
Batavia, Ohio 45103

May, 1991 to April, 1993
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse
Emergency Department
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
Covington, Kentucky 41014

August, 1987 to May, 1991
Night Nursing Supervisor
Mercy Hospital Anderson &
Our Lady of Mercy Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255

April, 1984 to May, 1987
Critical-Care Nursing Instructor
Educational Services
Our Lady of Mercy Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

December, 1978 to December, 1997
Staff Nurse, PRN Basis
(Concurrent to full-time positions) Emergency Department
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
Covington, Kentucky 41014

September, 1977 to April, 1984
Staff Nurse/Charge Nurse
Emergency Department & Intensive Care Unit
Our Lady of Mercy Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

August, 1975 to August, 1977
Ward Clerk, Emergency Department & ICU/CCU
Saint Elizabeth Hospital
Covington, Kentucky 41014

Saint Elizabeth Medical Center Committee Membership/Activities
2004-Present Chair, Code Blue/Rapid Response Teams Committee
1997-2008 Chair, Critical-Care Nursing Practice Council
2008-Present Member, Critical-Care Nursing Practice Council
1997-Present Member, Nursing Leadership Council
2007-Present Co-Chair, Vision Committee
1997-Present Member, Vision Committee
2007-Present Member, Foundation Executive Committee
2008-Present Member, Nursing Endowment Committee
2004-Present Member, Clinical Ladder Committee
2002-Present Member, Resident-Nursing Council

Professional Certifications

Certified Critical-Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
Initial certification: 1983 - Present.

Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Emergency Nurses Association (ENA).
Initial certification: February, 1986 - Present.

Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor, American Heart Association. Initial certification: 1982 - Present.

Certified Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor, American Heart Association.
Initial certification: 1990 - Present.

Formerly, Certified Critical-Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS), American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN). 2000 – 2008.

Honors & Awards

Recipient, Nursing Civic Engagement Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Rho Theta Chapter, Northern Kentucky University. November 13, 2009.

Recipient, 2009 Judith C. Kelleher Award, Emergency Nurses Association, October 7, 2009, Baltimore, Maryland.

Distinguished Alumni Award, The Christ Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio.
June 13, 2009.

Nominee, Dr. Richard M. Smith Leadership in Patient Safety Award, Greater Cincinnati Hospital Council, Cincinnati, Ohio. May, 2008.

Emergency Nurses Day Award, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Emergency Nurses Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. October, 2007.

Outstanding Contributions Award, Non-Faculty Member, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Family Practice Residency Program, Edgewood, Kentucky. June, 2007.

Nurse of the Month, WKRC TV Channel 12 News, Health Authority, Cincinnati, Ohio.
November, 2005.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Emergency Nursing, Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). September, 2001.

Excel Employee Award, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood, Kentucky. May, 2000.

Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Award, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health, April 25, 1995.

Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Nursing Award, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Emergency Nurses Association, October, 1993.

Mercy Heart Employee Award, Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, February, 1989.

Named in Who’s Who in American Nursing. The Society of Nursing Professionals, Washington, D.C., 1985 & 1988-89 editions.

Named “Kentucky Emergency Nurse of the Year.” Kentucky Board of Nursing and Kentucky State Emergency Nurses Association, Louisville, Kentucky. May, 1984.

Teaching & Lecturing Experience

Independently Contracted Nurse Educator, Lecturer, and Consultant.
(I have conducted conferences in all 50 states of the US).

Speaker, Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), Scientific Assembly/Annual Meeting/Leadership Symposium, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2011 (scheduled).

Speaker, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), National Teaching Institute and Critical-Care Exposition, 1985, 1990, 1994, & 2000.

Faculty Member, Education Enterprises, Inc., Staten Island, New York. 2006-Present

Former Faculty & Advisory Board Member, CE’s at Sea, Cincinnati, Ohio

Former Faculty Member/Registered Nurse Preceptor, Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA

Editorial and Publication Experience

Reviewer, Certified Pediatric Emergency Nursing Review, Peds-R-Us, Chicago, IL, (2009).

Contributing Author, Gastrointestinal & Multi-System Chapters, CCRN Exam Review, 3rd ed. Education Enterprises, Inc., Staten Island, New York, (2009).

Reviewer & Judge, American Journal of Nursing, New York, New York. Book of the Year Award, 2007.

Reviewer, Journal of Emergency Nursing, 2007-Present.

Contributing Author, Mosby’s Emergency and Flight Nursing Review. 3rd edition, Mosby, St. Louis, Missouri, 2000.

Author, “Our Experience With Munchausen’s Syndrome.” RN. August, 1996.

Contributing Author, Mosby’s Emergency and Flight Nursing Review. 2nd edition, Mosby, St. Louis Missouri, 1995.

Author, “An Organizing Worksheet for the Traveling Nurse Educator.” Journal of Emergency Nursing. August, 1995.

Author, “You Know You’re An Old ER Nurse When…” Journal of Emergency Nursing. August, 1995.

Author, “Emergency Nurse Encounters Seizing, Hypoglycemic Man at 20,000 Feet!”
Journal of Emergency Nursing. April, 1995.

Co-Author, “Bridging the Gap Between the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit.” Nursing ’95. January, 1995.

Clinical Consultant, Nursing ’95 Drug Handbook. Springhouse Corporation,
Springhouse, Pennsylvania.

Clinical Consultant, Nursing ’94 Drug Handbook. Springhouse Corporation,
Springhouse, Pennsylvania.

Clinical Reviewer, Introduction to Critical Care Skills. Mosby, St. Louis, 1993.

Clinical Consultant, Nursing ’93 Drug Handbook. Springhouse Corporation,
Springhouse, Pennsylvania.

Clinical Consultant, Nurses Handbook of Drug Therapy. Springhouse Corporation,
Springhouse, Pennsylvania. 1992.

Reviewer, Professional Guide to Diseases. 4th edition. Springhouse Corporation,
Springhouse, Pennsylvania. 1991.

Professional Organizations

Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
Active member since 1985
Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), 1986-Present
Recipient, 2009 Judith C. Kelleher Award, Emergency Nurses Association, October 7, 2009, Baltimore, Maryland.
Speaker, Keynote & Concurrent Sessions, Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), Scientific Assembly/Annual Meetings & Leadership Symposiums, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2011 (Scheduled to present Anita Dorr Memorial Lecture, September, 2011).
Emergency Nurses Day Award, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Emergency Nurses Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. October, 2007.
Steering Committee Member & Faculty, Emergency Nursing Education Consortium (ENEC), Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 2002-2007.
Lifetime Achievement Award for Contributions to Emergency Nursing, Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), September, 2001.
Hospital Representative, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 1990-Present
Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Nursing Award, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Emergency Nurses Association, October, 1993.
President, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 1986-1987
Vice President, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 1985-1986
Member, Board of Directors, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 2010-Present
Member, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Workshop Committee, 1984-1987, 1993-1995, 2006-Present
Chair, CEN Review Seminar Committee, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 1990-1995, 1998-2004
Member, National Membership Committee, 2000-2001
Member, National Trauma Committee, 1986-1987
Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Ohio State Delegate, 1986-1987
Member/Speaker/Emcee, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Emergency Nurses Day Committee, 1991-1995, 2000-Present
Speaker/Presenter, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, Monthly Educational Meetings, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 2000, & 2004.
Chair, Greater Cincinnati Chapter Workshop Committee, 1985-1987
Named “Kentucky Emergency Nurse of the Year.” Kentucky Board of Nursing and Kentucky State Emergency Nurses Association, Louisville, Kentucky. May, 1984.

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
Active member since 1982
Member, Greater Cincinnati Chapter, 1982-Present
Certified Critical-Care Registered Nurse (CCRN), 1983-Present
Certified Critical-Care Clinical Nurse Specialist (CCNS), 2000-2008
Speaker, National Teaching Institutes, 1985, 1990, 1994, & 2000
Speaker, Monthly Educational Meetings, 1984, 1986, 1992, 2006, & 2007
Speaker, Trends in Critical-Care, Greater Cincinnati Chapter Conference, 1999, 2002, 2005, & 2007
Member, National Teaching Institute Committee, 1989-1990
Member, National Teaching Institute Proposal/Abstract Review Panel, 1990-1991
Member, Greater Cincinnati Chapter Workshop Committee, 1983-1984, 1993-1995
Member, Greater Cincinnati Chapter Hospital Representative Committee,
1984-1991, 1995-1998
Member, Greater Cincinnati Critical-Care Program (GCCP) Steering Committee,
1993-1998

American Heart Association
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor, 1983-Present
Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor, 1977-1995
Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor/Trainer, 1986-1995
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider, 1997-Present
Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor, 2009-Present
Member, Greater Cincinnati ACLS Task Force Committee, 1984-1989
Member, Greater Cincinnati BLS Task Force Committee, 1984-1987

The Christ Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association
Active member since 1981
Recipient, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2009
Member, Advisory Board, 1993-2003
Co-Chair, Annual Seminar Committee, 1993-2003
Speaker, Annual Alumni Seminar, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2007, & 2009

Civic, Community, & Volunteer Involvement

Member, Executive Committee, St. Elizabeth Medical Center Foundation, Edgewood, Kentucky, 2006-Present
Member, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Latonia, Kentucky, 1995-Present
Lector for Masses, 1996-Present
Chair, Holy Cross Health Cabinet, 1996-Present
Member, Festival Committee & Booth Captain, 1996-Present
Recipient, Parishioner Recognition Award, 2008
Chair, Peggy Foster Memorial Fund (Provides financial assistance to patients & families affected by cancer), Taylor Mill, Kentucky, 1996-Present
Celebrity Participant, Dancing for the Stars, Cincinnati Arts Association, April 10, 2010
Member, Planning Committee 2011 Event, Dancing for the Stars, Cincinnati Arts Association
Volunteer, The Parish Soup Kitchen, Covington, Kentucky, 2006-Present (One day a month)
Volunteer, Special Olympics Annual Spring Event, Lloyd Memorial High School, Erlanger, Kentucky, 2002-Present
Volunteer, Chicks & Chucks (Breast Cancer Support Group), 2005-Present
Member, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1469, Taylor Mill, Kentucky

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