Christine R. Dunigan, RN, MSN

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Location Science Center 230
Phone: 215-641-6476
e-mail: cdunigan@mc3.edu

Who am I?

ME 003.jpg First and foremost, I am a wife and mother. I have a passion for learning that carries over into my nursing and teaching profession. My hobbies include, reading, cooking, swimming and baseball. There are two things that I attribute to my success. One is my work ethic and two is my sense of humor. To continue my own personal practice, in addition to teaching, I work for a nursing agency specializing in critical care. In order to remain fresh I balance work with community activities. I read with children who require reading support at York Avenue Elementary School as well as maintaining their web page, for the Home & School Association. Furthermore I am active in the North Penn Aquatic Club and Lansdale Swim Team.

What is the best thing about being a nurse?

Being a patient advocate.ChristineGrad.jpg

I believe that in order to achieve this level of nursing you need to have a strong knowledge base which allows for critical thinking, give safe client care, have excellent skills and most importantly communicate effectively with staff and family.

Education

Gwynedd-Mercy College – ASN
Gwynedd-Mercy College – BSN
Villanova University – MSN 

Certification & Professional Memberships

CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
Online Teaching

SEPA Member (Southeastern PA Chapter of Critical Care Nurses)
AACN Member (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses)
NLN (National League for Nursing)
AJN – American Journal of Nursing

Courses

NUR 212 Management of Client Care

Catalog Description

The focus of this course is prioritizing, critical thinking and management. NUR 212 explores in depth multiple disease processes and what are the nursing roles and responsibilities. Clinical settings include Medical/Surgical (majority of rotation), Critical Care, Complex Pediatrics, Integrated Psychiatric, Community, Ventilator Unit and Maternity. Students will have an opportunity to pick a topic pertaining to NUR 212 and present it to their clinical peers and hospital staff.

Grading is based on the following:

Text book – Lewis, S.M., Heitkemper, M.M., Dirksen, S.R. (2004.) Medical-surgical nursing. St. Louis, MO: Mosby.

My clinical rotations are done at Montgomery Hospital Medical Center.

NUR 213 Professional Issues in Nursing

Catalog Description

The course focuses on current issues that affect nurses and their practice. It is given in conjuncture with NUR 212 because some subjects overlap and apply to the clinical setting.  Topics include violence, politics, time management and leadership, resume writing, unions, how the institution is organized, and other aspects of nursing outside of the hospital setting, dealing with change and conflict and preparing for the NCLEX Exam. NUR 213 is taught as a HYBRID.

Grading is based on the following:

Text book -- Tappen, R.L., Weiss, S., Whitehead, D. (2007). Essentials of nursing leadership and management (4th Ed.). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.

Student Activities

Advisor for the Student Nurses Club

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