Christina Lam began her nursing career in adult cardiology, with the objective of returning to graduate school to pursue a career in nursing education. While working as a staff nurse, she developed a passion for working with heart failure patients and identifying ways to integrate illness management into their lifestyle, while also developing an interest in how nurses approach patient education at the bedside. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Nursing from Villanova University and is assessing ways nurse faculty prepare undergraduate nursing students to teach chronic illness self-management to patients. Other professional interests include best practices in undergraduate clinical education, including assessment and evaluation of clinical performance, as well as clinical faculty development initiatives. She is an instructor and the undergraduate clinical coordinator in the Department of Nursing at James Madison University.
Research/Clinical Practice Area: Jonas Nurse Leader – Adult medical-surgical nursing, medical cardiology, nursing education
Dissertation: Integration of chronic illness self-management content in BSN curricula