This session is presented by moderator Dr. Tia Andrighetti and FNU faculty co-presenters.
At Frontier Nursing University we are committed to students’ active engagement in their coursework with faculty and peers. We use a variety of techniques throughout the curriculum to allow students to do this. Learn about the simulations, role plays, immersive discussions, games, grand rounds, and other techniques we currently employ. Active engagement has been found to deepen students’ learning and leads to better retention and application of the information learned. Frontier is committed to helping students be the best practitioners, and we use evidence-based techniques to deliver that education.
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Tia Andrighetti, DNP, APRN, CNM, CHSE-A, CNE
Dr. Tia Andrighetti is an associate professor at Frontier Nursing University. Her areas of interest include application of knowledge using a variety of teaching modalities. Much of Dr. Andrighetti’s career has been spent in writing, implementing and evaluating the use of high fidelity simulation in the education of midwifery students. Her current research involves the area of Deliberate Practice during those simulations.
Vicky Stone-Gale, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Dr. Stone-Gale received a diploma in nursing, her BSN and MSN in the FNP track, both from Barry University in Miami and her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner in primary care for 29 years and currently continues to practice part-time in Plantation, Florida. She is an Associate Professor in the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Frontier Nursing University where she is the Course Coordinator for Primary Care I and is on various university committees. She is double board certified by the ANCC and AANP and is a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Dr. Stone-Gale received a gubernatorial appointment to serve on the Florida Board of Nursing which she did for four years, serving as Chair for the BON, Chair of the Advanced Practice committee, and member of the Legislative committee and the Credentialing committee. She remains active with the board of nursing as the Chair of their North Probable Cause Panel. She was appointed to the Florida Board of Nursing Controlled Substance formulary committee to work with pharmacists and physicians to develop the formulary for prescribing and was recently appointed to the Council on Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Autonomous Practice last year to develop the standards of practice for autonomous APRN’s. Dr. Stone-Gale is an expert in licensure regulations and lectures at many universities to nurse practitioner students regarding the legal aspects of their licensure, potential disciplinary concerns, and state scope of practice requirements.
She has served in various organizational leadership positions and is currently the President of the South Florida Council of Advanced Practice Nurses and First Vice President of Legislation for the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network. Dr. Stone-Gale has been actively involved with NP legislation for over 28 years. She has been a presenter at local and national conferences on various primary care and education topics and is an abstract and scholarship reviewer for two national organizations, National Organization of Nurse Practitioners and AANP. Currently she serves on the Selection committee for FAANP.
Angela Mitchell, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC
Dr. Mitchell earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Denison University in 1998. She then attended Case Western Reserve University where she earned a Certificate in Nursing in 2000. She started her nursing career at University Hospitals of Cleveland working on a medical-surgical unit with an emphasis on infectious diseases. She continued her education at Case Western completing her Master of Science in Nursing with a certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2002. She started her advanced practice career at Frontier Nursing Service in 2002. She completed her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2004. She has spent the majority of her FNP career providing primary care and substance abuse treatment to rural populations. She joined the FNU Faculty in 2018 as an instructor in Advanced Physical Assessment and an FNP Clinical Bound Team Lead. Her passion for education is focusing on critical thinking skills. She has been a member of a faculty team that has developed an online transition to clinical curriculum including online simulations focusing on foundational skills of history taking and physical exam.