Clinical practice includes: Pediatric nursing, hematology, oncology, clinical research, blood and marrow transplant, pediatric cancer survivorship care, vaccinations across the lifespan. Current nursing courses: Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Holistic Health, Nursing Research, Leadership and Management, Maternal Newborn, Transitions.
Dissertation title: Fasting Guidelines for Pediatric Cancer Patients in an Adult Cancer Hospital.
Doctoral Nursing Practice Project: Development of an evidence-based clinical guideline for age-appropriate screening, prevention, and management of bone abnormalities in children post-hematopoietic stem cell transplant.
Publication Books: Woods D, & McDonald L (2011). Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. In C. Baggot, D. Fochtman, G. Foley, & K. Patterson Kelly, Nursing care of children and adolescents with cancer and blood disorders (pp. 1023-1037). Glenview: Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses.
Co-authored publication titles: Anticipating the Role of Amifostine. (2000). APON Counts 14(3).
Advancing Knowledge and Practice in Adolescents Coping with Cancer. Seminars in Oncology Nursing 16(4): 335-336. Chemotherapy and Biotherapy: Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice (2001), Oncology Nursing Society, Pittsburgh, PA. Nursing Considerations for CLOLARTM (Clofarabine) in the Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in Children (2006). Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10(6): 809-815.Growth patterns and gastrointestinal symptoms in pediatric patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Oncology Nursing Forum, 2008 May;35(3):443-8.
Unrelated cord blood transplantation in children with idiopathic severe aplastic anemia. Bone Marrow Transplant, 2008 42(9):589-95.
Clonal cytogenetic abnormalities after tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy in PH+ all resolution after decitabine therapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer ( 2011). Development of an evidence-based clinical guideline for age-appropriate screening, prevention, and management of bone abnormalities in children post-hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing (2013).
Clinical practice implications of immunizations after pediatric bone marrow transplant: a literature review (2013). Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 30 (1):7-17.Comprehensive, Family-Centered Patient Education, A Long and Windy Road. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (2018).
Development of a Multidisciplinary Nutritional Support Team in a New Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (2018).
National Chapter Sigma Theta Tau and Counselor for the Schreiner University and Peterson Memorial Regional Medical Center at-large-chapter. Member, Schreiner University Assessment Committee. Chair Nursing Program Student Advisement Committee. ATI Liaison. Academic appointment, Baylor College of Medicine.
Associated Degree Nursing (1992), North Harris Montgomery Community College. BSN (1996), University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Nursing. MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (2003), University of Texas Health Science Center Houston School of Nursing. Doctor of Nursing Practice (2012), University of Alabama. Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care. Board Certified Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse.