Biography

Nursing offers an opportunity for me to connect with individuals, honoring their uniqueness and distinct perspectives of their lives. Teaching nursing enables me to share that connection with students who chose to make a difference in the lives of others.

Teaching

  • NUR 3018 Caring Communities in Nursing
  • NUR 3029 Basic Nursing Skills
  • NUR 3065 Modes of Helping I
  • NURL 3065 Nursing Situations in Practice: Modes of Helping I
  • NURL 3029 Basic Nursing Skills Lab
  • NURL 3106 Modes of Helping II
  • NUR 3115 Introduction to Nursing as a Discipline and a Practice
  • NURL 3116 General Nursing Situations
  • NUR 3119 Technological Caring in Nursing Situations
  • NURL 3455 Nursing Situations in Practice: Childbearing
  • NUR 3465 Nursing Situations in Practice: Women, Children, and Family
  • NUR 3715 Integration of Modes of Helping
  • NUR 4165 Nursing Research
  • NUR 4175 Caring for Self
  • NUR 4805 Nurse as Scholar
  • NUR 4829 Seminar: Transition to Professional Practice
  • NUR 4905 Directed Independent Study
  • NURL 4228 Nursing Situations in Practice: Adult Acute Care
  • NURL 4535 Nursing Situations in Practice: Psychiatric and Mental Health Care
  • NURL 4754 Nursing Situations in Practice: Rehabilitation and Long Term Care
  • NURL 4757 Nursing Situations in Practice: Home, Hospice and Palliative Care
  • NURL 4827 Nursing Situations in Practice: Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice
  • NURL 4836 Practicum in Integrative Nursing
  • NGR 6713 Curriculum Evolution and Models in Nursing Education
  • NGR 6718 Evaluation in Nursing Education
  • NGR 6905 Directed Independent Study
  • NGR 6940 Advanced Nursing Education Practice: Classroom Setting
  • NGR 6944 Advanced Nursing: Education Practicum
  • NGR 6946 Advanced Nursing Education Practice: Online Setting
  • NGR 6947 Advanced Nursing Education Practice: Practice Setting

Research

Doctoral Dissertation

Blum, C. A. (2006). Development of an undergraduate preceptor model of practice education for nursing students utilizing participatory action research. Published dissertation. Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing: Boca Raton, FL. Publication number: AAT 3240595, ISBN: 9780542958434

Funded Research Grants (Past/Present)

Harnessing the Power of the Technological Pedagogical Revolution to Enhance Student Learning Using Podcasts. Sigma Theta Tau International Research Grant Opportunities (National League for Nursing). Role: PI. Funding- $5,000. Notified 7/29/2013. Projected period 11/1/2013-10/31/2014.

Blum, C. A. (2011). Evaluating the Contribution of Educational Podcasts to Preceptor Perception of Support. Palm Healthcare Foundation, Role: PI. Amount $5,000, Project period 10/1/11-9/30/12.

Sigma Theta Tau Iota Xi Research Award, 4/08-10/10. Grant category O. Principal Investigator-effort=100%, Funded for $1000. "The Experience of Nurses Participating in an Interdisciplinary Effort to Effect Hospital-wide Implementation of VTE Prophylaxis".

Christine E. Lynn Center for Caring Research Initiative Award, 12/1/07-11/30/10, Grant category O. Principal Investigator-effort=100%, Funded for $3,075. "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Reduce Deep Vein Thrombosis in Hospitalized Patients".

Past/Present Research (Not Funded by Grants)

Educational interventions to teach Patient Safety

Educational interventions to teach Caring behaviors

Simulation as a mode of teaching student nurse competence, caring, and patient safety

Recent Publications

Journals

* Journal Articles: Research, Peer Reviewed [* indicates data-based]

Blum, C. A. (2014). Practicing Self-Care for Nurses: A Nursing Program Initiative. Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 19(0), manu 03. doi:10.3912/OJIN

*Blum, C. A. (2014), Evaluating Preceptor Perception of Support Using Educational Podcasts, International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 11(1) 1-8. doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2013-0037

*Blum, C. A., & McCaffrey, R. G, Bishop, M., Singh, R., Swan, A., Neese, R., & Piasecki, S. (2012). Educating nurses about veno-thrombolytic events. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 28(4), 173-176. doi: 10.1097/NND.0b013e31825dfb17

Blum, C. A., & Parcells, D. A. (2012). The relationship between high-fidelity simulation and patient safety in pre-licensure nursing education: A comprehensive review. Journal of Nursing Education. 51(8), 429-435. doi:10.3928/01484834-20120523-01.

*Blum, C. A., Kamciyan, J., & Dean, A. (2012). Stakeholder focus groups to inform a technology-based strategy of preceptor support. Nursing Research and Practice: Special Issue-Preceptorship & Mentorship, Article ID 246532. doi:10.1155/2012/246532

Borglund, S., Blum, C. A., Brustad, J, Kent, L., Gillan, S. C. & Kitchen, L. (2011). Moving beyond professional friendships: Creating a professional development group. American Nurse Today, 6(12), online edition.

*Parcells, D. A. & Blum, C. A. (2010). Nursing technology vs. preferred learning modality. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 14(4), 185-190.

*Gordon, S. C., Blum, C. A., & Parcells, D. A. (2010). Psychometric testing of the Gordon Facial Muscle Weakness Assessment Tool. The Journal of School Nursing, 26(6), 461-472. doi:10.1177/1059840510384266

Sherman, R. O., & Blum, C. A. (2010). Maintaining professional boundaries in a Facebook age. Nurses First, 3(5), 6-9.

Blum, C. A. (2010). Using the Benner intuitive-humanistic decision-making model in practice: A case study. Nursing Education in Practice, 10(5). 303-307. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2010.01.009

*Blum, C. A., Borglund, S., & Parcells, D. A. (2010). High-fidelity nursing simulation: Impact on student self-confidence and clinical competence. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7(1), article 18. doi:10.2202/1548-923X.2035

*Blum, C. A., Hickman, C. Parcells, D. A., & Locsin, R. (2010). Teaching caring nursing to RN-BSN students using simulation technology. International Journal for Human Caring, 14(2), 40-49.

*Blum, C. A., & Gordon, S. C. (2009). Caring behaviors of nurse preceptors: BSN student perceptions. International Journal for Human Caring, 13(3), 29-35.

Barry, C. D., Blum, C. A., Eggenberger, T. L., Palmer-Hickman, C., & Mosley, R. (2009). Understanding homelessness using a simulated nursing experience. Holistic Nursing Practice, 23(4), 230-237.

McCaffrey, R. & Blum, C. (2009). Veno-thrombotic events: Evidence- based risk assessment, prophylaxis, diagnosis, and treatment. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 5(5), 325-333.

*Blum, C. A. (2009). Development of a clinical preceptor model. Nurse Educator 34(1), 29-33. doi:10.1097/01.NNE.0000343394.73329.1d

*Barry, C., Blum, C. A., & Purnell, M. (2007). Caring for individuals displaced by hurricanes Katrina and Wilma: The lived experience of student nurses. International Journal for Human Caring, 11(2), 67-73.

*Blum, C. A. (2006). 'Til death do us part?' The nurse's role in the care of the dead, a historical review: 1850-2004. Geriatric Nursing, 27(1), 58-63. doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2005.12.004

Books

Chapters in books or monographs

Blum, C. (2010). In S.C. Gordon (Ed.), Nursing theories and nursing practice. Instructor's manual (3rd ed., Chapters 10, 19, 20, 25, 29; also case studies in Chapters 10, 14, 19, 20, 22-26, 29). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis. (published)

Submitted- Care of the Adult Patient for a Health Promotions textbook Editors-Dr. Ellis Youngkin and Dr. Susan Folden (accepted; not published)

Book Reviews

Reviewer of 1 chapter;
Davis' Basic Math Review for Nurses. (2008). Philadelphia: F. A. Davis.

Reviewer of 4 chapters;
Estes M. E. (2008). Health Assessment and Physical Examination (4th ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Cengage/Delmar.

Reviewer of 3 chapters;
Osborne-WRAA-Watson. (2008). Medical Surgical Nursing Preparation for Practice (1st ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Publishing Company.

Presentations

(* indicates Refereed, # indicates Invited)

*Blum, C. A. (2013, November). The Effect of Educational Podcasts on Preceptor Perception of Support. 42nd Biennial Convention - Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN.

*Blum, C. (2013, October). The Relationship Between Educational Podcasts, Preceptor Perception of Support, and Role Commitment. 40th Annual National Conference on Professional Nurse Educators Group and Development (PNEG), Lessons from Oz: Assuring Capabilities for Future Nursing Education & Practice. Kansas City, Missouri.

*Gordon, S. C., Blum, C. A., & Parcells, D. A. (2013, June). Evidence-Based Assessment of Facial Muscle Weakness in Children. Advocacy, Access, Achievement: Leading the Way – National Association of School Nurse's 45th Annual Conference. Orlando, FL.

#Blum, C. A. (2013, May). Empowering Preceptors Through Podcasts. Nursing Research Day, Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL. (publication)

#Blum, C. A. (2013, February) Where do I go with my Career: Educational Progression (panel discussion). Nursing Student Association Day, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL.

#Blum, C. A. (2013, January). School nurse certification exam: Test taking skills. National School Nurse Certification Training, The Children's Trust of Miami-Dade County Miami, FL.

*Blum, C. A., Sebar, H., & DePalo, H. (2012, October). Gaming for Formative Evaluation and Retention of Knowledge. 39th Annual National Conference: Nurse Educators on a Journey of Excellence. Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA.

*Blum, C. A., & Kamciyan, J. (2012, October). Development of Educational Podcasts for Ongoing Nurse Preceptor Support. 39th Annual National Conference: Nurse Educators on a Journey of Excellence. Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA.

#Blum, C. A. (2012, October). Acing the Multiple Choice Exam: NCLEX Style. Florida Student Nurses Association annual convention, Daytona Beach, FL.

#Blum, C. A. (2012, October). Multiple competencies: Caring for yourself while caring for others. Florida Student Nurses Association annual convention, Daytona Beach, FL.

*Blum, C. A., & Kamciyan, J. (2012, June). Development of Educational Podcasts for Ongoing Nurse Preceptor Support (poster presentation). Drexel University Nursing Education Institute. Savannah, GA.

#Blum, C. A. (2012, May). Nurses Participation in Interdisciplinary Research: Nurse Perception of Empowerment and Patient Safety Advocate. Nurses' Week Celebration, Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL.

#Blum, C. A. (2012, May). Putting yourself first: How to care for the multiple dimensions of self in order to care for another. Nurses' Week Celebration. Bethesda Hospital, Boynton Beach, FL.

*Blum, C. A., DePalo, H., & Sebar, H. (2012, March). Gaming as a Method to Foster Active Learning and Knowledge Retention. Facilitating Success: Innovative Instructional Strategies in Nursing Education- Florida League for Nursing, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL.

#Blum, C. A. (2012, February). Caring for Self as Requisite to Caring for Others. Nursing Student Association Day, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL.

*Singh, R. & Blum, C. A. (2011, November). Relationship Based care as Lived Through Shared Community Between Jupiter Medical Center and Florida Atlantic University (poster presentation). Bridging the Academic to Practice Gap: Innovative Strategies and Partnerships-Florida Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

*Blum, C. A. and Hickman, C. (2011, October). Midterm Check-up: The Experience of "Being With" or "Isolated From" Simulation in the Lab. 41st Biennial Convention- Sigma Theta Tau, Grapevine, TX.

*Blum, C. A. and Parcells, D. A. (2011, September). Effects of Simulation and Learning Preference on Student Clinical Judgment. National League for Nursing's Education Summit 2011, Orlando, FL.

*Blum, C. A. and Hickman, C. (2011, July). Honoring the Student Voice through Formative Course Evaluation. 2nd World Academy of Nursing Science (WANS) International Nursing Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico.

*Blum, C. A. and McCaffrey, R. (2011, July). Nurse Perception of Empowerment and Patient Safety Advocate through Implementation of an Interdisciplinary formulated VTE Protocol. Sigma Theta Tau International's 22nd International Nursing Research Congress, Cancun, Mexico.

*Blum, C. A. and Parcells, D. A. (2011, June). The Effect of Simulation and Learning Preference on Novice Nursing Student Grades and Clinical Judgment (poster presentation). 10th Annual International Nursing Simulation/Learning Resources Centers Conference Orlando, FL.

*Blum, C. and Palmer, C. (2011, April). Utilizing formative and summative student course evaluations to improve a simulation based nursing course (poster presentation). FNA-South Region 6, 1st Annual Symposium. Davie, FL.

*Gordon, S.C., Blum, C.A., Parcells, D. (2011, February). Reliability Estimates of the Gordon Facial Muscle Weakness Tool (poster presentation-2nd place). 16th Annual Florida Association of School Nurses Conference, "School Nursing: Expanding Our Expertise". Orlando, FL.

*Blum, C. A., Borglund, S. and Parcells, D. A. (2010, October). The Impact of Using High-fidelity Nursing Simulation on Student Self-confidence and Clinical Outcomes. 4th Annual South Florida Research Consortium Conference, Miami, FL.

Blum, C. (2010, September). Decreasing VTE Events in the Hospital Setting Using an Interdisciplinary Team Based Approach-Timeline for Success (poster presentation). Florida Nurses Association Membership Assembly, Orlando, FL.

Blum, C. & Palmer, C. (2010, September). Preparing Baccalaureate Students to Confidently Enter the Clinical Setting Using Human Patient Simulation (poster presentation). Florida Nurses Association Membership Assembly, Orlando, FL.

*Blum, C., Parcells, D., Hickman, C. and Locsin, R. (2010, June). Implications of Simulation Technology in Teaching Caring Nursing Through Modeling and Discussion. 31st Annual Conference for the International Association of Human Caring, Nursing Care Models, Rochester, MN.

*Blum, C. (2010, April). An Innovative Interdisciplinary Team Based Approach to Decreasing VTE Events in the Hospital Setting (accepted for poster presentation). International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Nice, France. (Invitation declined.)

*Gordon, S.C. & Blum, C. A. (2010, February). Bell's Palsy in Children, Florida Association of School Nurses 15th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

*Blum, C. A. & Hickman, C. (2010, February). Evaluation of Caring Behaviors in RN- BSN Students (poster presentation-3rd place). Florida Association of School Nurses 15th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

*Blum, C. (2009, October). Creating a Web-based Resource Center for Clinical Nurse Educators: Disseminating Program Information and Best Practices to Full- time and Adjunct Faculty. 40th Biennial Convention- Sigma Theta Tau, Indianapolis, IN.

*Blum, C. and Palmer, C. (2009, October). Utilizing Formative and Summative Student Course Evaluations to Improve a Simulation-Based Nursing Course (poster presentation). 40th Biennial Convention- Sigma Theta Tau, Indianapolis, IN.

*Borglund, S., Blum, C. A., Brustad, J., Kent, L., Gillian, S., Gordon, S., & Quick, J. (2009, September). Florida Nurses Association District 9: Professional Development Special Interest Group (poster presentation). Florida Nurses Association Centennial Celebration, St. Petersburg, FL

*Palmer, C., Blum, C., & Locsin, R. (2009, April). Using Simulation for the Instruction and Summative Evaluation of Caring Behaviors in RN-BSN Students (poster presentation). American Association of Colleges of Nursing Hot Issues Conference. Salt Lake City, Utah.

*Blum, C. and Palmer, C. (2009, January). The Effect of Simulation-based Instruction of Skills Procedure and Physical Assessment on Clinical Performance for Entry Level Baccalaureate Nursing Students (poster presentation). International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL.

*Blum, C. (2008, October). History does repeat itself... and gets better!: Including bedside nurses when designing an education practice model (poster presentation). Creating Jazz: Transforming Exchanges in Education & Practice: 35th National Conference on Professional Nursing Education and Development, Kansas City, Missouri.

Palmer, C. and Blum, C. (2008, October). Human Patient Simulation: Introducing Students to Nursing Practice (poster presentation). South Florida Nursing Research Consortium Connecting the Dots: Linking Research and Practice. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

*Blum, C. (2008, June). Rethinking Practice Education for Students—Is the Answer in our History? International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, University of Buffalo, NY.

*Blum, C. (2007, November). Nursing Practice Education through Participatory Action Methods: Empowering Preceptors to Direct the Future of Nursing Education. 39th Biennial Convention-Sigma Theta Tau, Baltimore, MD.

*Blum, C. (2007, October). Enhancing the Nursing Profession through Inclusion of Current Practitioners in Teaching Using Creative Modalities. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Commons Conference, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia.

*Sherman, R. & Blum, C. (2005, October). A Community Nursing Faculty Development Initiative. 38th Biennial Convention- Sigma Theta Tau, Indianapolis, IN.

Recent Lectures by Invitation, Speeches and Workshops Meeting/Conference Organizing Roles

Blum, C. A. (2012, October). Acing the Multiple Choice Exam: NCLEX Style. Florida Student Nurses Association annual convention, Daytona Beach, FL – invited presentation.

Blum, C. A. (2012, October). Multiple competencies: Caring for yourself while caring for others. Florida Student Nurses Association annual convention, Daytona Beach, FL – invited presentation.

Blum, C. A. (2012, May 9). Nurses Participation in Interdisciplinary Research: Nurse Perception of Empowerment and Patient Safety Advocate. Nurses' Week Celebration, Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL.

Blum, C. A. (2012, May 1). Putting yourself first: How to care for the multiple dimensions of self in order to care for another. Nurses' Week Celebration. Bethesda Hospital, Boynton Beach, FL.

Blum, C. A. (2012, February 28). Caring for Self as Requisite to Caring for Others. Nursing Student Association Day, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL-invited presentation.

Blum, C. A. (2011, October 27). The Key to Caring for Others: Caring for Yourself. Florida Student Nurses Association annual convention, Daytona Beach, FL – invited presentation.

Blum, C. A. (2011, October 27). Choosing Wisely: Strategies for Test Success. Florida Student Nurses Association annual convention, Daytona Beach, FL -invited presentation.

Blum, C. A. (2010, May). Nurses Participation in Interdisciplinary Research: How is it Valued by the Individual? Sigma Theta Tau-Iota Xi Induction, Boca Raton, FL-invited presentation.

Blum, C. A. (2010, October 30). Test Taking Strategies. Florida Student Nurses Association annual convention, Daytona Beach, FL -invited presentation.

Blum, C. A. (2010, October 28). Caring for Self and Role Transition. Florida Student Nurses Association annual convention, Daytona Beach, FL -invited presentation.

Blum, C. A. (2010, March 23). Save Your Vision: The Relationship between Vision and Diabetes Mellitus. Palm Beach County Library System's Healthy 2010 series, Belle Glade, FL-invited presentation.

Hickman, C., Blum, C. A., Parcells, D., & Locsin, R. (2010, February). Using Simulation to Teach Caring Nursing. STTI Research Day, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

Blum, C. A. (2010, January). Using a "free" Technology Resource: Google Calendar as a Student Organizer. Technology Faculty Learning Community: FAU Center of Learning Excellence website, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

Blum, C. (2009, February). VTE Research Update. Magnet Council Meeting. Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL.

Blum, C. (2009, March). An Interdisciplinary Approach to VTE Prevention (poster presentation). Magnet Fair-Research Council. Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, FL.

Blum, C. (2008, September). Nursing Care of the Dead: A Historical Review 1850- present. South Florida Chapter of the Hospice and Palliative Nurse's Association, West Palm Beach, FL.

Blum, C. (2008, June). Panel member, Student Education Committee: Optimizing Clinical Education for South Florida Nursing Consortium of South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, FL-invited presentation.

Blum, C. (2007). Critical Thinking. Florida Nurses Association District 9. Continuing Education Program, Jupiter, FL.

Blum, C. (2006). Critical Thinking for Preceptors. Palm Healthcare Preceptor Certification Program, Atlantis, FL.

Blum, C. (2006). Preceptor Course for Accelerated Option-Practice Partnership. Bethesda Medical Center, Boynton Beach, FL.

Blum, C. (2006). Developing an Undergraduate Preceptor Model of Practice Education: Participatory Action Research, College of Education Research Symposium 2006, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.

Blum, C. Structuring the Clinical Day. Palm Healthcare Faculty Development Initiative, Nuts and Bolts of Teaching. November 2004, February, October, December 2005, February, May, October 2006-Boca Raton, FL.

Blum, C. (2005). The Nursing Faculty Role: What to Expect. Palm Healthcare Faculty Development Initiative: Is Nursing Education the Right Career Choice for You? Boca Raton, FL.

Blum, C. (2004). Nursing Care of the Dead: A Historical Review 1850-2004. Hospice of Palm Beach County. West Palm Beach, FL.

Honors/Awards

  • 2013-2014 Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2013 Nominee, Nurse Distinction Award Palm Healthcare Foundation - Mentor Category
  • 2013 Top 25 Nursing Professors in Online Schools in Florida, StateStats.org, http://onlineschoolsflorida.com/top-college-professors-in-florida/nursing/
  • 2012 Commitment to Community Award, Palm Healthcare Foundation
  • 2012 Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2011 Master Teacher, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2011 Florida Nurses Assocation Nurse Educator Award
  • 2011 DAISY Faculty Award, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2010 Florida Nurses Association (District 9) Nurse of the Year
  • 2009-2010 Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2010 Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2009 Nursing Education Award, Florida Nurses Association Great 100 Nurses Centennial Celebration
  • 2009-present National Education Association, member
  • 2009, 2010 Nominee, Nurse Distinction Award, Palm Healthcare Foundation-Educator Category
  • 2008-2009 Nominee, Florida Atlantic University Undergraduate Advising Awards
  • 2008 Florida League for Nursing, member
  • 2008 Faculty Talon Leadership Award, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2006-present Phi Kappa Phi lifetime membership, chapter 128
  • 2006 Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Xi chapter—Treasurer, Delegate
  • 2005-present National League for Nursing, member
  • 2005-2006 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Nominee, Palm Healthcare Annual Teaching Award
  • 2003-2010 Florida Nurses Association District 9-Board member, Convention Delegate, Special Interest Group: Professional Development 2009-present
  • 1983 Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Tau chapter

Education

  • University of Central Florida - Orlando, Florida
    • Post-Master's Certificate (Nursing Education), 2012
  • Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton, Florida
    • PhD, 2006
  • University of Miami - Miami, Florida
    • MSN, 1984
  • Towson State University - Baltimore, Maryland
    • BSN, 1979