Mary Ann Johnston

Professional Profile

Eager to bring nursing students into the twenty-first century using a unique combination of caring, compassionate, motivational and innovative education experiences coupled with over thirty-four years’ nursing background in Medical/Surgical and Pediatrics in the acute care setting.

  • Hold Masters Degree and Bachelors Degree in Nursing.
  • Currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Doctorate program at CSU, Stanislaus
  • Expert Registered Nurse with over thirty-four years’ hands-on experience.
  • An experienced team player, bringing enthusiasm and energy into group efforts.
  • A good morale builder.
  • Assertive, self-motivated, goal oriented, organized, and efficient.
  • Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of Nursing knowledge in students.

Education, Presentations, Honors, and Certifications

  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership, expected graduation Spring 2015
    California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, Ca.
  • Masters of Science in Nursing, 2003
    University of Phoenix, Sacramento, Ca.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1980
    San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Ca.
  • Grande Ronde Hospital Critical Care Course, 1986
    La Grande, Oregon
  • Leadership and Management Training Memorial Medical Center, 1988
    Modesto, California
  • Pingenot, A., Adams, L., Johnston, M.A., Craven, D (Podium presentation April 2012) Objective performance measures in clinical patient simulation. 45th annual Western Institute of Nursing Research Conference, April 18-21, 21012, Portland, Or.
  • Pingenot, A., Adams, L., Johnston, M.A., Craven, D, (Poster 2010) Comparison of Student Self-evaluation to Subject Matter Expert Evaluation in Simulation Scenarios. 12th Annual Research Days. UCSF School of Nursing, Center for Nursing Research and Innovation.
  • Pingenot, A., Adams, L., Johnston, M.A., Craven, D, (Poster 2010) Student Self-evaluation of Performance in Patient Simulator, a Comparison to Subject Matter Expert Evaluation. Sigma Theta Tau, Rho Tau Chapter Spring Research Conference, Modesto, Ca.
  • Vice-President of Membership, 2003 to 2007
  • President – elect 2007 to 2008
  • President, 2008 to 2010
  • Vice-President of Membership, 2011 to present
    Rho Tau Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International

Professional License and Certifications

  • California Board of Registered Nursing – License: 320568
  • American Heart Association PALS Provider
  • American Heart Association  ACLS Provider
  • PICC line Certified
  • Chemotherapy Certified
  • National OCN – 1989 to 1996
  • State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing – Preliminary Designated Subjects Vocational Education Teaching Credential, (10/19/05 to 11/10/2010)

Key Qualifications

  • Five  years as a Registered Nurse Clinical Instructor
  • Four  years of classroom instruction
  • Co-Facilitator New Grad Hospital Program
  • Orientation liaison for new grad nurses and new employees
  • Summary of care experience:
  • Adult Health – 34 years
  • Pediatric Health – 20 years
  • Education – 17 years

Related Experience

  • Girl Scout Camp Nurse for  Muir Trail Girl Scout Council – 5 years
    Modesto, California
  • Modesto Junior College Preceptor for A.D.N. nursing  students
  • Remediation for Pediatric BRN certification
  • Didactic instruction in Pediatrics -   42 hours
  • Clinical hours - 45 hours at Valley Children’s Hospital through
    Stanislaus State University, Turlock, California
  • Cub Scout Leader for 7 years
  • Girl Scout Leader for 12 years
  • Senior Preceptorship in Pediatrics at Stanford University Medical Center through San Francisco State University - Spring  Semester, 1980

Employment

Education Positions

Lecturer in Nursing
California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, Ca.  Fall Semester 2006 to present

  • Position – Lecture Instructor – Nurs. 2040 and 2042 Better Health for Self-care and Nurs. 1060 Medical Terminology, Nurs 2800 Introduction to Nursing
  • Instructed students in the principles and application of general health concepts.
  • Instructed students, using lecture, demonstration, audiovisual aides, and other materials to supplement presentations.
  • Evaluated student progress and maintained accurate records.
  • Prepared and administered examinations.
  • Position –  Skills Lab Instructor – Nurs.2820 Basic Nursing Skills
  • Lead instructor
  • Provided direction and assistance to RN students in theory and clinical practice.
  • Consulted with students on an individual basis to determine their needs and priorities.
  • Evaluated student progress and maintained accurate records.
  • Position –  Clinical Instructor – Nurs.2910 Medical/Surgical I
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and encouraged team concepts.
  • Supervised students during their Leadership component of clinical in the acute care setting.
  • Maintained records of students’ clinical experience.
  • Evaluated student progress.

Adjunct Faculty
Modesto Junior College Modesto, Ca.  Spring  Semester 2007 to Spring 2009

  • Position – 4th Semester  Clinical Instructor
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and encouraged team concepts.
  • Supervised students during their Leadership component of clinical in the acute care setting.
  • Maintained records of students’ clinical experience and evaluated student progress.

Medical Terminology Instructor
California State University Stanislaus, University Extended Education, Turlock, Ca.
Summer Session 2006

  • Conducted university course for undergraduate students in Medical Terminology.
  • Developed the curriculum, teaching schedule, and course outline.
  • Prepared and administered examinations for course.
  • Demonstrated effective presentation skills.

ROP Nursing Instructor
Turlock Unified School District Turlock, Ca., October 24, 2005 to June 2006

  • Position – ROP Nursing Instructor for Certified Nursing Assistant and Health Occupations classes
  • Developed the curriculum, teaching schedule, and course outline.
  • Prepared and administered examinations for course.
  • Demonstrated effective presentation skills.
  • Instructed students, using lecture, demonstration, audiovisual aides, and other materials to supplement presentations.
  • Evaluated student progress and maintained accurate records.
  • Liaison between High School and off campus hospital sites
  • Supervised students and demonstrated patient care in clinical units of hospital.

Part-time Nursing Faculty
California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, Ca.  Spring Semester 2006

  • Position – Faculty Advisor – Nurs. 4210
  • Faculty advisor to both pre-licensure and RN to BSN students.
  • Met with students on a regular basis to review their course work and give guidance as needed.
  • Liaison between students and their hospital preceptors.
  • Evaluated final course projects.
  • Position – ATI Student Advisor/Tutor
  • Evaluated ATI RN Predictor results and assisted students in developing remediation plans as needed.
  • Provided one to one tutoring related to student’s deficiencies as identified on their ATI exams.
  • Position –  Part-time Clinical Instructor – Nurs.3810
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and encouraged team concepts.
  • Supervised students during their Leadership component of clinical in the acute care setting.
  • Maintained records of students’ clinical experience.
  • Evaluated student progress.

Part-time Nursing Faculty  
California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, Ca.  Fall Semester 2005

  • Position – Lecture Instructor – Nurs. 2040 and 2042
  • Instructed students in the principles and application of general health concepts.
  • Instructed students, using lecture, demonstration, audiovisual aides, and other materials to supplement presentations.
  • Evaluated student progress and maintained accurate records.
  • Prepared and administered examinations.
  • Position –  Clinical Instructor – Nurs.3322
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and encouraged team concepts.
  • Supervised students during their Leadership component of clinical in the acute care setting.
  • Maintained records of students’ clinical experience.
  • Evaluated student progress.
  • Position –  Skills Lab Instructor – Nurs.2820 – 2 sections
  • Provided direction and assistance to RN students in theory and clinical practice.
  • Consulted with students on an individual basis to determine their needs and priorities.
  • Evaluated student progress and maintained accurate records.

Medical Terminology Instructor
California State University Stanislaus, University Extended Education, Turlock, Ca.
Summer  Session 2005

  • Conducted university course for undergraduate students in Medical Terminology.
  • Developed the curriculum, teaching schedule, and course outline.
  • Prepared and administered examinations for course.
  • Demonstrated effective presentation skills.

Part-time Nursing Faculty  
California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, Ca. Spring Semester 2005

  • Position – Lecture Instructor – Nurs. 2040 and 2042
  • Instructed students in the principles and application of general health concepts.
  • Instructed students, using lecture, demonstration, audiovisual aides, and other materials to supplement presentations.
  • Evaluated student progress and maintained accurate records.
  • Prepared and administered examinations.
  • Position –  Clinical Instructor – Nurs.2910
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and encouraged team concepts.
  • Supervised students and demonstrated patient care in clinical units of hospital.
  • Maintained records of students’ clinical experience.
  • Evaluated student progress.
  • Position – Faculty Advisor – Nurs. 4210
  • Met with students on a regular basis to review their course work and give guidance as needed.
  • Liaison between students and their hospital preceptors.
  • Evaluated final course projects.

Part-time Nursing Faculty
California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, Ca. Fall Semester  2004

  • Position – Lecture Instructor – Nurs. 2800 – Introduction to Nursing
  • Developed the curriculum, teaching schedule, and course outline.
  • Instructed students, using lecture, demonstration, audiovisual aides, and other materials to supplement presentations.
  • Evaluated student progress and maintained accurate records.
  • Prepared and administered examinations.
  • Position -  Clinical Lab Assistant – Nursing 2820
  • Demonstrated and taught patient care in Basic Skills Laboratory.
  • Position - Faculty Liaison for distance Pediatric course – Nurs. 3800
  • On campus classroom mentor.
  • Evaluated students’ Pediatric research papers

Medical Terminology Instructor
California State University Stanislaus, University Extended Education, Turlock, Ca.
Summer  Session 2004

  • Conducted university course for undergraduate students in Medical Terminology.
  • Developed the curriculum, teaching schedule, and course outline.
  • Prepared and administered examinations for course.
  • Demonstrated effective presentation skills.

Part-time Nursing Faculty
California State University Stanislaus, Turlock, Ca.   Spring Semester ,  2004

  • Position – Clinical Instructor – Nurs.2910 
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and encouraged team concepts.
  • Supervised students and demonstrated patient care in clinical units of hospital.
  • Maintained records of student’s clinical experience.
  • Evaluated student progress.

Clinical Assistant for Merced Junior College
Mercy Medical Center, Merced, January 2003 to June 2004

  • Demonstrated and taught patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students.
  • Supervised student nurses in the hospital setting.
  • Evaluated student progress.
  • Presented lectures and discussions in order to increase students’ knowledge and competence in nursing skills.

Open Skills Lab Instructor
Merced Junior College, Merced, Ca., June 2003 to December 2003  

  • Provided direction and assistance to RN and LVN students in theory and clinical practice.
  • Consulted with students on an individual basis to determine their needs and priorities.
  • Counseled students in professional, educational, and personal matters as requested by the individual student.

Hospital Positions

Memorial Medical Center, 1986 to present
Modesto, Ca.

  • Position -  Staff Nurse Same Day Surgery/Infusion unit
  • Position – Float Pool Staff
  • Position -  Charge Nurse/Staff Nurse Oncology unit
  • Served as a preceptor for new nurses.
  • Played a vital role writing standards of care policies and procedures.
  • Co-facilitated the American Cancer Society’s “I Can Cope” program for patients, family members, and community members.
  • Created various courses in Cancer, Chemotherapy, Blood Transfusions, and Diabetes for various nursing staff groups
  • Co-designed and conducted Chemotherapy Certification and Cancer nursing courses for RN staff.
  • Provided direct patient care to adults and pediatric patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
  •  Administration of Infusion Therapy to adults and children including chemotherapy and blood.

Mercy Medical Center, Merced, October 2002 to August 2006
Merced, California

  • Position – Clinical Educator
  • Co-facilitator for Hospital New Graduate Program.
  • Designed and presented various educational in-services for various nursing staff including yearly hospital based and unit based competencies and CNA classes.
  • Demonstrated effective presentation skills.
  • Developed new policies and procedures for nursing using best evidence practice and current research.
  • Assisted with the update and revision of the hospital Patient Care Policy and Procedure and Pediatric Care Manuals as member of the P&P committee.
  • Maintained high standards of excellence in patent care.
  • Able to communicate and interact effectively with individuals of all levels.

Grande Ronde Hospital, February 1985 to June 1986
La Grande, Oregon

  • Position – Staff Nurse Float Pool
  • Provided direct patient care to adult medical/surgical, pediatric, obstetrical, and ER patients as assigned.
  • 50% duties with adults and 50% with children.
  • Administered chemotherapy to patients on an as needed basis to adults and children.
  • Position – Staff Nurse – ICU
  • Provided direct patient care to adults and children in a learning environment as new ICU nurse.

La Grande Nursing Center , September 1984 to February 1985
La Grande, Oregon

  • Position -  Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Supervised and coordinated nursing activities for long-term care center.
  • Organized orientation and in-service training for staff members.
  • Established policies and procedures for nursing department following directions of hospital administrators.

Carson Tahoe Hospital, September 1981 to July 1984
Carson City, Nevada

  • Position – Staff Nurse/ Assistant Charge Nurse – 45-bed Medical/Pediatric unit
  • Provided direct patient care to adults and children on the night shift.
  • As Assistant charge nurse managed the Medical/Pediatric unit on a shift basis.
  • Position – Emergency Room Staff Nurse
  • Duties included initial triage and patient assessment, ACLS and critical care procedures.
  • Delivered care to adults and children across the life-span in a professional, empathetic, and compassionate manner.

Dr. Roller MD, September 1983 to July 1984
Yerington, Nevada,

  • Position – Office Nurse
  • Responsible for assessment, triage, and care of adults and children across the life span in a physician office setting.
  • Health care education across the life span.
  • Administered chemotherapy to adults and children as needed

Lyon Health Center, August 1980 to September 1981
Yerington, Nevada

  • Position -  Charge Nurse  (only registered nurse on night shift in small 40-bed rural hospital)
  • Responsible for supervision of LPN and CNA Staff.
  • Provided nursing care to patients in acute hospital including adult medical/surgical, pediatrics, obstetrics, ICU, and emergency room.

Professional Affiliations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Delegate for the STTI convention for 2005, 2007, and 2009
  • American Society of Peri-anesthesia Nurses 1995 - 2001
  • Oncology  Nursing Society 1887 to 1996
  •  Past Recording Secretary Mother Lode Chapter of Oncology Nursing Society