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Nursing Nurse Practitioner

Pittsburgh, PA
October 24, 2019

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Joann Marie Bagay

*** ***** *****

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220

Cell 412-***-****


**** – Present UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA.

Nursing and Education Specialist and Affiliation Coordinator for Schools of Nursing

Develops, implements, and monitors nursing education, training programs, and the Nurse Residency program designed to meet the global needs of employees consistent with the hospital mission.

Coordinates all orientation classes and ongoing trauma certification programs.

Facilitates the nursing intern program with area schools of nursing.

Designed a nursing NCLEX review and preparation course for newly-hired graduate nurses

Tutors graduate nurses who have English as a second language or who were previously unsuccessful on the NCLEX exam. Tutors nurses preparing to complete a certification exam.

Coordinates and instructs the hospital-wide BLS education for direct care providers.

Teaches weekly parent CPR classes.

Coordinates the clinical placement and education for faculty and tradition and second-degree students from area nursing schools – diploma, associate degree, BSN, and graduate nursing programs. Develops the clinical curriculum for the nursing students prior to their pediatric experience.

Chairperson of the Faculty Advisory Board at Children’s Hospital. Editor of the quarterly newsletter distributed to the schools of nursing.

Developed the curriculum for nursing assistants and the cross-training of personnel.

Designed a Health Unit Coordinator curriculum for unit clerks in the acute care areas. Primary instructor for this four week program.

Participated in the strategic planning and team-building program for the Department.

Serves as a member of the Professional Development Steering Committee to review applications of nurses for professional level advancement. Voting is conducted quarterly to recognize nurses who are willing to be challenged and grow both professionally and personally.

Developed the curriculum for the hospital-wide Disaster Preparedness program. Taught several courses on bioterrorism.

Actively participated on the Exemplary Professional Practice council for Children’s Hospital’s Journey to Magnet.

Previous liaison for the Central Blood Bank.

2012 – Present Wheeling Jesuit University Wheeling, WV

Adjunct Faculty

Didactic instructor for senior-level nursing students. Course includes complex medical-surgical nursing care, critical care and pediatric nursing.

2006 - Present Carlow University Pittsburgh, PA

Adjunct Faculty

Designed and taught a BSN to RN Physical Assessment course.

Clinical instructor in the senior transitions nursing course. This course provides students with 180 hours of clinical practice with a preceptor. Organizational skills and leadership/management are the focus at this level.

2006 - 2017 Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA

Adjunct Instructor

Didactic instructor for first and second-year nursing students. Courses include complex medical-surgical nursing care, geriatric nursing, pediatric nursing, and evidence-based pharmacology.

2006 - 2011 Waynesburg University Waynesburg, PA

Adjunct Faculty

Taught a biblical ministry studies course (Introduction to the New Testament) for

RN to BSN nursing students at this Christian university.

Taught two Graduate-level courses, Applied Pathophysiology in Clinical Practice and Advanced Health Promotion. These courses offer Masters-level students an advanced knowledge base of pathophysiologic processes and an overview of health promotion concepts and theories across the lifespan.

1994 – 1995 Clairton Area School District Clairton, PA.

School Nurse

Responsible for the health care and records of the 1300+ children enrolled in the school district – 3 year old Head Start children through 12th grade students.

Conducted regular health screenings for students.

Instructed classes in health care, hygiene, risk management, etc.

1992 – 1995 St. Francis Professional School of Nursing Pittsburgh, PA.

Nursing Instructor

Developed curriculums for first and second year nursing students.

Provided didactic instruction and clinical supervision for second year students.

1991 – 1995 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA.

Professional Staff Nurse

Cared for medical and surgical adult cardiology patients.

Cared for adult patients before and following heart and lung transplants.

Provided ongoing education for patients/families and continuing education for the nursing staff.

1985 – 1991 George Mason University Fairfax, VA

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Developed curriculums for sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate level nursing courses. Areas of focus – adult medical-surgical, adult and child home health, comprehensive nursing assessment, and nursing management and leadership.

Provided didactic instruction and clinical supervision for junior, senior, and graduate nursing students.

Facilitated the nursing skills laboratory experiences.

Developed nursing leadership programs for senior nursing students.

Designed and taught nursing bridge courses for the accelerated second-degree program.

Chaired the design team of the satellite program for the school of nursing.

Developed the nursing NCLEX review and preparation course. Tutored foreign students with English as a second language and students who were unsuccessful on the NCLEX exam.

Developed and taught test-construction workshops.

Designed and implemented a health assessment course for graduate nursing students in the family nurse practitioner program.

Responsible for recruitment seminars and college fairs for the university school of nursing. Main speaker for the accelerated, second-degree program. Promoted the profession of nursing and the various university nursing programs at schools, hospitals, and community agencies.

Faculty advisor for the junior nursing class for two years.

1984 – 1985 Washington Hospital Washington, PA.

Nursing Instructor

Provided didactic and clinical instruction in adult medical/surgical nursing and pediatrics for first and second level nursing students.

1981 – 1984 Uniontown Hospital Uniontown, PA.

Nursing Instructor

Developed and taught medical/surgical and psychiatric nursing theory and clinical components in the diploma program.

Developed the leadership for a senior-level course involving psychiatric long-term nursing care.

1979 - 1981 Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA.

Nursing Faculty

Provided didactic instruction and home health family visit supervision for junior level nursing students.

Developed and facilitated the skills lab experiences for junior and senior level nursing students.

Provided clinical supervision for students on a medical/surgical unit in a large medical center.

1974 – 1983 Mon Valley, Hospital, Inc. Monongahela, PA.

Professional Staff Nurse

Patient Unit Manager

Staff Development Instructor

Cared for adult and/or pediatric medical/surgical patients in the following units– CCU, Liver Transplant Unit, Medical Cardiology, Progressive Care Unit, and Cardiothoracic Surgical Unit.

Facilitated and taught diabetic education classes for patients, families and staff.

Coordinated CPR and health education classes.


1981 Masters of Science in Nursing

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Pittsburgh, PA.

Majors: Nursing Education

Medical/Surgical Clinical Specialty

Thesis: Attributions for Performance of Senior Nursing Students in Clinical Practice

1980 Bachelors of Science in Nursing (cum laude)

Duquesne University School of Nursing Pittsburgh, PA.

Major: Nursing

Minor: Theology and Philosophy

School Nursing Certification in Pennsylvania

1974 Washington Hospital School of Nursing

Nursing Diploma Washington, PA.


Advisory Board Community College of Allegheny County Pittsburgh, PA.

Society of Pediatric Nurses

University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing Alumni Association Pittsburgh, PA.

Certified Pediatric Nurse, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board Gaithersburg, MD

Advisory Board Member and Educator for the Byzantine Catholic Archdiocese of Pittsburgh


Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Fluent in French (written and oral)

Proficient in computer-assisted design.

Proficient in Excel, MS Word, PowerPoint, Access, PeopleSoft, Cerner Computer System, Winspirs, CHEX Web-based learning system, and Logicare.

CPR Instructor for the American Heart Association

NCLEX question writer and reviewer


1981 Attributions for Performance for Senior Nursing Students in Clinical Practice

University of Pittsburgh Press

1990 Anorexia Nervosa

Pediatric Nursing

2007 CHEX Contributing Author – Pediatric Nursing Assessment module

2011 Managing Migraine Headaches in Children

Pediatric Nursing

2012 Self-Reflection in Nursing

Journal of Professional Nursing

2013 The Effectiveness of Parent CPR Instruction for Hospitalized High Risk Pediatric Infants – Poster Publication at the Society of Pediatric Nursing Conference, Nashville, TN

2017 A “Twisted” Situation: Scrotal Pain in a 12-Year Old Male

Pediatric Nursing


Music (string and Gregorian chants/violinist)

Impressionist paintings

Art and graphic design

Biblical and Ministry Studies

Fluent in French


Ice skating

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