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Valerie King

Valerie King
Valerie L. KingClinical Assistant Professor, MS NP Coordinator
  • CollegeZuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentSusan and Alan Solomont School of Nursing
  • Phone(978) 934-4454
  • EmailValerie_King@uml.edu

Education

  • Other: Nurse Practitioners, Electronic Health Records and Chronic Disease Management, (2012), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • MS: Family and Community Health Nursing, (1998), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
  • MS: Nursing Administration, (1988), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Clinical Study: Patient Satisfaction with Nursing Care
  • BS: Professional Nursing, (1981), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA

Biography

Valerie King is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Her clinical experiences include family and adult practice, occupational health, school health, long term care staff development, community health, and instructor/ Coordinator of Clinical Resources at UMass Lowell. Currently, she is a visiting professor teaching both didactic and practicum courses for the RN and Senior Nursing students.? She has served as a preceptor for Family Nurse Practitioner students and continues to maintain her practice as a Nurse Practitioner in a suburban Dracut practice.
She is very active in Eta Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International.? She is a charter member of that chapter and has served in many leadership positions including President, Treasurer and Newsletter Editor. She also is involved in the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Merrimack Valley Chapter and works actively with educational program planning and meetings. Clinical interests: Care of the diabetic adult, psychiatric illness in the primary care setting, Woman’s and adolescent health care, implementation of electronic medical records and other technologies in primary care.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Certificate of Appreciation (2011) - AFRICED
  • NVIVO Fellow (2011) - NVIVO
  • Student Organization Advisor of the Year (2011), Service, University
  • Certificate of Appreciation (2010) - AFRICED
  • Nominated for the 2010 Teacher Awards (2010), Teaching - Student Government Association
  • Certificate of Appreciation for ABV Volunteers (2009)
  • Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society (1984), Scholarship/Research - University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA
  • Inducted in the University of Lowell Nursing Honor Society (1980), Scholarship/Research - University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA

Selected Presentations

  • Vulnerable Populations, 2013
  • Utilizing Clickers and Flipped Classroom in Teaching Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning - College of Health Sciences Research Day, March 2013 - Lowell, MA
  • Billing, Coding Issues for NPs, 2012 - Lowell, MA
  • Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases, 2012 - Lowell, MA
  • Nurse Practitioners, Electronic Health Records and Chronic Disease Management - Fifth National Doctors of Nurse Practitioners Conference, September 2012 - St. Louis, MO
  • Nurse Practitioners, Electronic Health Records and Chronic Disease Management - Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference, May 2012 - Manchester, NH
  • A Night of International Health Care, February 2012
  • Com, 2011 - Lowell, MA
  • Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases, 2011 - Lowell, MA
  • Women's Health Issues for the Older Adult, 2011 - Lowell, MA
  • International Service Learning Experience in Ghana - Student and Faculty Global Health Leadership - 41st Biennial Convention, October 2011 - Grapevine, TX
  • Back to Ghana (again), April 2011 - Chelmsford, MA
  • Endocrine Disorders, 2010 - Lowell, MA
  • Issues and Trends in Nursing, 2010 - Lowell, MA
  • Using International Service Learning Experiences to Teach Community Health Nursing - 18th Annual Conference for Nurse Educators, June 2010 - Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort, North Falmouth, MA
  • Going Outside Your Comfort Zone: How to Have a Global Nursing Experience - Eta Omega Induction Speaker & Kathleen Fox Memorial Lecture, May 2010 - Lowell, MA
  • Shine a Light on Haiti - Multidisciplinary Panel Presentation, March 2010
  • Stories of Ghana, February 2010 - Chelmsford, MA
  • Diabetes and the Role of the Nurse - National Nurses Forum, January 2010 - Ho Ghana, Africa
  • Diabetes and the Role of the Nurse Assessment and Care of the Geriatric Patient, January 2010 - Ghana, Africa
  • The Nursing Experience in Ghana - UML International Education Day, December 2009 - Lowell, MA
  • The Nursing Experience in Ghana Africa - Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference, May 2009 - Newton, MA
  • Out of Africa, May 2009 - Manchester, MA
  • Out of Africa, March 2009 - Chelmsford, MA
  • Diabetes: Prevention or Control, It's Up to You, April 2005 - Chelmsford, MA
  • Family Assessment, 2003 - Lowell, MA
  • Spring/Summer Time Health Issues (a.k.a. Itchies, Ouchies, Bites, Rays, and Sprays), April 2003 - Westboro, MA
  • Smoking Cessation, November 2002 - Westboro, MA
  • Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2002 - Westboro, MA
  • My Challenge to You - Eta Omega Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, November 2000 - Lowell, MA
  • High School Students Beliefs, Knowledge and Attitudes of Work Safety in Automotive Repair - University of Massachusetts Lowell Graduate Research Symposium, April 1998 - Lowell, MA
  • Health Care Issues, October 1996 - Lowell, MA
  • Quality Clinical Placements: Establishing Practicum Experiences to Meet Increasing Student Demands - Creating Teaching Strategies Conference, May 1995 - Worcester State College, Worcester, MA
  • Patient Satisfaction with Nursing Care - University of Lowell Graduate Research Symposium, May 1988
  • Innovations in Nursing, October 1981

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • The NP "Attending"and NP Education Unit: Two Models to Increase Faculty and Preceptor Capacity (2014), Grant - Mass. Department of Higher Education, Nursing and Allied Health Initiative
    Melillo, K.D. (Principal), King, V.L. (Co-Investigator), Keough, L.A. (Co-Investigator)
  • Proposal: Increasing MS NP Program Capacity: Feasibility of Academic Practice Partnerships Utilizing Two Innovative Models for NP Educations (2014), Grant - Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
    King, V.L. (Co-Principal)
  • Utilizing Clickers and Flipped Classroom in Teaching Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (2013), Grant - College of Health Sciences, Teaching and Learning Grant
    King, V.L. (Principal)
  • Nurse Practitioners, Electronic Health Records and Chronic Diseas Management (2011), Sponsored Research -
    King, V.L.
  • Ghana - International Service Learning Experience for Nursing Students (2011), Sponsored Research -
    King, V.L. (Principal)
  • Equipment grant for Advanced Education in Nursing Program (2010), Grant - DHHS Health Resources Services Administration
    King, V.L. (Co-Principal)
  • High School Students Beliefs, Knowledge and Attitudes of Work Safety in Automotive Repair (1987), Sponsored Research -
    King, V.L., Douglas, J. (Principal)
  • Patient Satisfaction with Nursing Care (1987), Sponsored Research -
    King, V.L.