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Hazel's work combines: Education, Technology, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Director of Continuing Nursing Education

Provide contact hours on different subjects for nurses.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Maple Shad HS

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Nursing Administration

    Helene Fuld College of Nursing

  • Graduate Degree

    Nursing Administration

    Widener University-Main Campus

  • Doctorate

    Nursing Administration

    Widener University-Main Campus

  • Certification

    Nursing Administration

    Rutgers University-Newark

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Postsecondary:

Bachelor's Degree: Education/Teaching of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Worked as a "nursing assistant" until I became an RN.

  • 2.

    Worked nights in dialysis until I got my BSN and MSN.

  • 3.

    Worked in dialysis as an educator until I got my NP.

  • 4.

    Volunteered on an Approver board and worked as an NP in dialysis.

  • 5.

    Became an Administrator -and still worked as an NP at the same facility.

  • 6.

    Became a Quality Improvement Director for Medicare.

  • 7.

    Became a Nursing Instructor while I worked on my doctorate.

  • 8.

    Director of CE for several nursing associations -and now Director of CE for Walden University.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Peers:

    It will take you years to complete your doctorate.

  • How I responded:

    I took it one course at a time - truly learning everything that I could about the content -and checked off a list when I successfully completed each course. My son (then 16) wrote a note to me that said, "You can do anything for 12 weeks" -I taped that to the top of my computer.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I went to school while I worked a FT position, had a teenager in HS, caring for my father-in-law with cancer and helping my husband with his business. I wanted that doctorate -so, I made it all fit - I refused to quit or give in or give up.