BiographyLaura has been a registered nurse for almost 40 years. She spent most of her nursing career as a staff nurse caring for medical surgical patients. In 1999 she made a change and began to work in the oncology unit caring for cancer patients and their families. It was such fulfilling work that she obtained oncology nurse certification. The process of studying for the certification examination along with the intense teaching about cancer and the treatments to her patients and their families lead her to advance her career and obtain her Master's degree with a concentration in education. While obtaining her degree she began to work at Macomb Community College teaching clinical nursing to Associate degree nursing students. After graduation in 2006 she worked as an adjunct nursing faculty for both Macomb Community College and Baker College. When a full time faculty position opened at Baker College she taught theory, skills laboratory , clinical and human patient simulation laboratory. While working at Baker College she obtained her certification in nursing education and wrote an article on Simulation with her colleague. When the grand children arrived she left full time teaching for an adjunct nursing faculty position back at Macomb Community College to have an opportunity to spend time with the grandchildren. Throughout her teaching career she was provided numerous opportunities to work with various textbook publishers reviewing chapters for nursing textbooks. In addition she has worked on several special projects like revising the instructor PowerPoints for a gerontology nursing textbook and then rewriting the same PowerPoints 3 years later for the latest edition. She has also authored 10 chapters on learning strategies in a nursing pharmacology textbook. Her latest project was to write a book on teaching clinical nursing with a colleague.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Nursing, Oncology, Teaching, Simulation, Editing and Writing
Reading, Writing, Scrap booking photos
Integrated Simulation: A Teaching Strategy to Prepare Prelicensure Nursing Students for Professional Practice-The Students' Perspective
Published: Jan 15, 2016 by Teaching and Learning in Nursing
Authors: Ingrid L. Simkins, Laura A. jaroneski
We designed an integrated simulation to allow the students to assess their perceived readiness to assume the role of the registered nurse in today's ever-changing health care system. The simulation integrated 2 levels of medical-surgical students caring for a complex patient. It allowed upper level students to evaluate their confidence in critical situational analysis, prioritization, delegation, and professionalism.
Published: Nov 01, 2006 by Oncology Nursing Forum
Authors: Laura A. Jaroneski
Knowing patient risk factors and the circumstances that exacerbate oral mucositis are keys to performing quality oral assessments. Oncology nurses should make performing oral assessments with a valid and reliable rating scale a priority. The selection of a valid and reliable rating tool is necessary for routine oral assessment and for facilitating optimal patient outcomes related to oral mucositis. Further research regarding oral mucositis rating scales is needed.