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Rebecca Meyer, Ph.D.

Director, MSN Program
Assistant Professor

Office Phone: (951) 343-4952
E-mail: rmeyer@calbaptist.edu
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Nursing Azusa Pacific Univsrsity 2011
MSN Nursing Education Mount Saint Mary's College 2004
BSN Nursing Mount Saint Mary's College 1988

Courses Taught

NUR 335, NUR 336, NUR 535, NUR 537, NUR 550, NUR 555, NUR 579, NUR 583, NUR 585, NUR 598

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Pediatric Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Palliative Care
Global Service Learning

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Teaching Experience

2006-2008: Adjunct Faculty – Clinical Supervision of Level 1 students involved in nursing care of medical/surgical/oncology clients, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

1988-Present: Lecturer for RN Residency Program, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

RESEARCH:

Meyer, R. (2011). The Experience of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurses Caring for Dying Children. Doctoral Dissertation, available on ProQuest.

Meyer, R. (2009, April 20). Caring for Dying Children: A Phenomenological Pilot Study. Results presented to Nursing Doctoral Students and Faculty at Azusa Pacific University.

Meyer, R. (2004). A needs assessment of registered nurses in the PICU caring for dying children. (Master’s thesis project, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA) Results presented at Clinical Grand Rounds, 2004, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA.

PRESENTATIONS:

Meyer, R. L. (2013). Interprofessional collaboration: Making a difference locally and globally. Honor Society of Nursing. Sigma Theta Tau International, 24th International Nursing Research Congress. Prague, Czech Republic. Also served as Moderator.

Meyer, R. L. (2012, July). Debriefing Pediatric End of life Care Through Personal Reflection at the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, 23rd International Nursing Research Congress. Brisbane, Australia. Also served as Moderator.

Meyer, R. L. (2011, July). The Experience of Pediatric Intensive Care Nurses Caring for Dying Children. Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, 22nd International Nursing Research Congress. Cancun, Mexico. Also served as Moderator for six sessions at the Research Congress.

Meyer, R., Drummond, S., Oaks, G., Carter, D., Nelson, S. (2010, Nov). Envisioning Leading-Following with Aspiring Nurses. 14th International Conference on Humanbecoming, Ontario, Canada.

Meyer, R. (2009, July 10). Nurses and Spirituality. Presented at Clinical Grand Rounds, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA.

Meyer, R. (2009, April 1). Brief History of Palliative Care in the United States. Presented to stakeholders meeting for initiation of hospital-wide Palliative Care Program, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA.

Meyer, R. (2008, March 28). Making a Difference: International Nursing Volunteer Opportunities. Presented at Clinical Grand Rounds, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA.

Meyer, R. (2004-2008, 2009). How to plan and carry out culturally competent care. Presented to Frontline Nursing Leadership (2004), CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA. Program then incorporated into bi-monthly new-hire orientation to fulfill JCAHO requirements.

Meyer, R. (2004-2008). Learning styles: Why are we all so strange? Developed as curriculum for Advanced Preceptor course for CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA.

Meyer, R. (2004-Present). Palliative care. Developed as curriculum requirements for RN Residency, CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA.

PUBLICATION:
Meyer, R. L. (2013). Caring for children who die unexpectedly: Patterns that emerge out of chaos. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. In press, DOI: 10:1016/pedn.2013.03.008.

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Church Membership & Activities

Seaside Community Church, Huntington Beach, CA:
Worship Team Member: 2000-Present
Volunteer Nursery: 2013
Camp nurse: 2001 - Present
Mission team member with Serve and Surf: Panama, April 2007
Mission team member with Hope 4 Kids International: Tororo, Africa, June 2007

Celebrate Recovery Huntington Beach, Worship Band: 2011-Present

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Community Service & Involvement

International Service Project - Russia, 2011; South Asia, 2012; South Asia, 2013

Christian Surfers International Missions: 2007-2011

Dress a Girl Around the World: 2009-2011

Board Member Edison High School, Vice President, Edison Pageantry Corps, 2008-2009
Board Member Edison High School, Secretary, Colorguard Booster, 2007-2008
Board Member Edison High School, Vice President, Boys Soccer, 2004-2007
PTA Executive Board Member: 1994-2004 – Initiated new programs, which increased revenues.
Committee chair for numerous activities: utilizing administrative and organizational strategies.

Girl Scout Leader/Trainer: 1994-2007 – Coordinated large events while guiding and leading young women as they planned, developed, and matured. Trainer involved in volunteer development and education using Adult Learning Theory and Change Theory as frameworks.
Junior High Leader: 2002-2007, Seaside Community Church, Huntington Beach, CA.


ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/AFFILIATIONS:

Member: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Member: Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN)
Member: American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
Member: Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)
Former member IRB: CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange, CA
Staff Nurse for Mexico Outreach: Azusa Pacific University, CA, in Ensenada, Mexico, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.

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Interests & Hobbies

Interests: Love the out-of-doors - God's creation

Travel: Enjoy serving the poorest of the poor

Family: Married with 3 grown children

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Personal Philosophy

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me - Philippians 4:13

Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth - Psalm 46:10

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