Dr. Shaw has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years. She started her medical-surgical nursing journey in Jamaica and had a brief hiatus from nursing after pursuing a business degree and working in the banking industry. She continued her nursing journey working in the operating room as a staff nurse and later as a clinical educator in the perioperative (Pre, intra and postop) department. She earned her B.A. (Finance) (2001) at Florida international University, MSN (Education) (2010) at the University of Phoenix and her PhD (2019) at Barry University. The focus of her dissertation research was mental illness, using qualitative methodology she developed a theory (Transcendental Dynamism) that explained Critical Factors Influencing Jamaicans’ Attitudes, Perceptions, Behaviors, and Knowledge Toward Mental Illness.



Examples of Courses Taught Throughout Her Teaching Career

  • Chronic Care Nursing Situations for Adults and Aging Populations
  • Nursing Research
  • Periop 101: Operating room Curriculum
    • Anesthesia
    • Assessment
    • Endoscopic Surgery
    • Environmental Cleaning
    • Health Care Information Management
    • Hemostasis Management
    • Medications
    • Organizational Influences Patient Outcomes
    • Patient Family Education
    • Patient Positioning
    • Patient Safety
    • Patient Skin Antisepsis
    • Post anesthesia Care
    • Professionalism
    • Safe Use of Equipment
    • Sterile Technique
    • Sterilization Process
    • Surgical Draping
    • Surgical Hand Antisepsis Scrub Attire
    • Surgical Instruments
    • Surgical Specimens
    • Transmissible Infection Prevention
    • Wound Closure Healing

Recent Publications

  • Mental Health: The Caribbean Immigrant Experience. International Journal for Human Caring, 22(2)
  • Periop 202® Total Hip Arthroplasty: Lead author
  • Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) Exam Study Guide: Contributing author (2014)

Completed Research: “Critical Factors Influencing Jamaicans’ Attitudes, Perceptions, Behaviors, And Knowledge Toward Mental Illness”. A Grounded Theory Study

Podium and Poster Presentation

  • Mental Health: The Caribbean Immigrant Experience- IAHC Journal Club (2021)
  • Covid19 Workflow, Cleveland Clinic Florida- Regional Education (2020)
  • Social Media and Depression, Nursing Grand Round, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Regional Education (2019)
  • Increasing Awareness of Mental Illness in the Jamaican Community Among Broward County Police and First Responders. Research Conference STTI (2018)
  • Compassion Satisfaction versus Compassion Fatigue. Nursing Grand Round, Cleveland Clinic Regional Education (2018)
  • Introduction to Periop 202®. AORN Surgical Conference and Expo 2018