Healthcare background consists of over 20 years of experience in pediatric hematology/oncology and mental health. Dr. Johnson’s teaching philosophy revolves around collaboration and sharing of knowledge to give meaning or context to the material. Current courses: Pathophysiology, Informatics, Transitions to Professional Nursing.
Dr. Johnson has focused on addressing issues related to social determinants of health through service learning, connecting students with resources, and supporting and mentoring students on their journey to achieving their personal and educational goals. pediatric nurses’ experiences with caring for children who have been traumatized. Podium Presentation: Global Nursing Activities: Applying Social Determinants of Health and Fostering Civic Engagement, Nursing Leadership and Scholarship (2014), Exposure to Children’s Traumatic Events: Pediatric Nurses’ Experiences (2016), Balancing Needs: Pediatric Nurses’ Experiences with Exposure to the Traumatic Events of Children (2016), Ethical Issues in Service Learning (2017), Engaging, Supporting, and Retaining First Year Nursing Students (2017). Poster Presentations: Global Nursing Activities, Lessons Learned, Insights Gained (2014), Exposure to Children’s Traumatic Events, Pediatric Nurses’ Experiences (2015). Publications: Balancing Needs of Child, Parent, and Nurse, APHON Counts (2017). Contributor to Medical Terminology Made Incredibly Easy book (2018). Other areas of interest and research include service learning, global health, policy development, and fostering student success
Co-Chair, Healthcare Academic Pathway at Community College of Philadelphia. Secretary, Pennsylvania Association of Deans and Directors. Secretary, Nursing Children’s Network – chapter of Society of Pediatric Nurses. NLN CNEA site visitor. Member, Medical Reserve Corps. Academic coach. Faculty Advisor, Student Government Association, Community College of Philadelphia. Member, American Nurses Association. Member Sigma Theta Tau. Member, Pennsylvania State Nurses Association.
Bachelor’s degree in anthropology/sociology. MSN with a focus in community health and education. Ph.D. in nursing. Certified Pediatric Nurse.