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Spring 2019

Section 5276 of NR75.1A
Fundamentals of Professional Nursing -- : Jan 14 - May 17 2019

Section 5277 of NR75B
Nursing Care of Medical-Surgical and Psychiatric Clients -- : Jan 14 - May 17 2019

Section 5278 of NR75B
Nursing Care of Medical-Surgical and Psychiatric Clients -- : Jan 14 - May 17 2019
Skills lab (times to be arranged) in Rm 4058 Race and Clinical (times to be arranged) in Health Care Agencies.

Section 5279 of NR75C
Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill, Perinatal and Pediatric Pt -- : Jan 14 - May 17 2019

Section 5280 of NR75C
Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill, Perinatal and Pediatric Pt -- : Jan 14 - May 17 2019

Section 5281 of NR75D
Advanced Care of Acutely Ill -- : Jan 14 - May 17 2019

Fall 2018

Section 1252 of NR75.1A
Fundamentals of Professional Nursing -- : Aug 20 - Dec 14 2018

Section 1253 of NR75B
Nursing Care of Medical-Surgical and Psychiatric Clients -- : Aug 20 - Dec 13 2018

Section 1254 of NR75B
Nursing Care of Medical-Surgical and Psychiatric Clients -- : Aug 20 - Dec 13 2018

Section 1255 of NR75C
Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill, Perinatal and Pediatric Pt -- : Aug 20 - Dec 16 2018

Section 1256 of NR75C
Nursing Care of the Acutely Ill, Perinatal and Pediatric Pt -- : Aug 20 - Dec 13 2018

Section 1257 of NR75D
Advanced Care of Acutely Ill -- : Aug 20 - Dec 14 2018

Summer 2018

Section 9129 of NR98
Independent Study in Nursing -- : Jun 18 - Aug 10 2018

I am generally in the office on Monday-Friday from 8:30-5pm; however I have a busy schedule so I recommend you make an appointment if you would like to meet with me. To make an appointment to speak with me please contact my Administrative Assistant II, Andreas Christensen-Downing, at achristensen@santarosa.edu.

PhD in Education, Professional Studies - Nursing, Capella University, 2008

Master of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2005

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2003

Associate Degree in Nursing, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1992

Academic Experience: 

Contributing Faculty, MSN and Doctoral Programs; Nursing Education Specialty, Walden University 2010-current
Instructor, ADN program, Santa Rosa Junior College 2010-2012

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. ~ John Dewey

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

Injury Prevention

Nursing Education and Research

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Air Surface Transport Nurse Association
California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing Directors
California Community Colleges Nursing Advisory Council (3CNAC)
Emergency Nurses Association
Journal of Emergency Nursing, Reviewer and Associate Editor
National League for Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau International
 

Presentations and Publications: 

Valdez, A.M. (2016). Playing it safe: Injury prevention for self-balancing motorized boards. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 42(3), 269-271. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2016.03.009

Killian, M., & Valdez, A.M. (2016). Medical evaluation of the behavioral health emergency patient. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 42(1), 78-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2015.09.007

Farnholz Provinse, J., Sturt, P., Killian, M., Copper, M., Gates, K…Valdez, A.M., Van Hoy, M.A. & Zaleski, M. E. (2015). Clinical practice guidelines: Capnography during procedural sedation/analgesia. Retrieved from https://www.ena.org/practice-resources/resource-library

Valdez, A.M., Reynolds, A., Van Hoy, M.A. Killian, M., Copper, M….Zaleski, M. E. (2015). Clinical practice guidelines: Difficult intravenous access. Retrieved from https://www.ena.org/practice-resources/resource-library

Zaleski, M.E., Copper, M., Killian, M., Farnholz-Provinse, J., Gates, K…Valdez, A.M., Van Hoy, M.A. (2015). Clinical practice guidelines: Noninvasive temperature measurement. Retrieved from https://www.ena.org/practice-resources/resource-library

Valdez, A. M. (2015). First do no harm: Prevention strategies for influenza season. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(6), 525-527. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2015.07.009

Reeve, E., Renaker, A., Killian, M., Valdez, A.M., Reynolds, A…Zaleski, M.E. (2015). Clinical practice guidelines: Wound preparation. Retrieved from https://www.ena.org/practice-resources/resource-library

Samaha, D., Barnard, S., & Valdez, A. M. (2015). Handle with care: Preventing abusive head trauma. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(4), 350-352. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2015.03.005

Valdez, A.M. (2015). Are you covered? Safe practices for the use of personal protective equipment. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 41(2), 154-157. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2014.11.011

Valdez, A.M. (2014). Button battery injuries: Primary and secondary prevention strategies.  Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(6), 625-626. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2014.08.004  

Valdez, A.M. & St. Mars, T. (2014). Rx for injury: Adolescent prescription drug misuse. Journal of Emergency Nursing. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(5), 497-499. doi:10.1016/j.jen2014.05.0011

Jayne, K.L., Valdez, A.M., Hamilton, M., Haugen, K., Henry, C., Jones, P. & White, L. J. (2014). Survivor perceptions of recovery following an air medical transport crash. Prehospital Emergency Care, 18(3), 1-9. doi:10.3109/10903127.2014.923075

Sanchez, C., Valdez, A.M. & Johnson, L.  (2014). Hoop dancing to prevent and decrease compassion fatigue and burnout. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 40(4), 394-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2014.04.013

Valdez, A.M. (2013). Pediatric injury prevention: Are we there yet? Journal of Emergency Nursing, 39(1), 76-77. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2012.09.006

Valdez, A.M. (2010). Minimizing the risk for teen drivers. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 36(6), 582-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2010.07.015

Valdez, A.M. (2010). Expanding the focus: Preventing our own injuries. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 36(2), 165-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2009.11.014

Valdez, A.M. (2009). So much to learn, so little time: Educational priorities for the future of emergency nursing. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, 31(3), 337-353. doi: 10.1097/TME.0b013e3181bcb571

Valdez, A.M. (2009). Saving lives the easy way: Pediatric injury prevention strategies for emergency nurses. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 35(1). 60-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2008.09.011

Valdez, A.M. (2008). Transitioning from novice to competent: What can we learn from the literature about graduate nurses in the emergency setting? Journal of Emergency Nursing, 34(5), 435-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2007.07.008.

Perhats, C., Valdez, A.M. (2008). Suicide prevention in the emergency department. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 34(3),251-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2008.01.010

Perhats, C., Valdez, A.M., St. Mars, T. (2008). Promoting safer medication use among older adults. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 34(2), 156-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2008.01.002

St. Mars, T., Valdez, A.M. (2007). Adolescent dating violence: Understanding what is “at risk?” Journal of Emergency Nursing, 33(5), 492-4.

Valdez, A.M. (2007). Youth violence and injury prevention. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 33(4), 379-81.