Dr. Marblestone has been a Registered Nurse for almost 30 years. She began practicing at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla on a telemetry unit and eventually began working in the Intensive Care Unit. During this time, Dr. Marblestone decided to return to school and completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of San Diego as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been in practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years and has a specialty in cardiology and women’s health. Dr. Marblestone returned to the University of San Diego and received her Ph.D. in Nursing in 2008. Her interest in cardiology and women’s health led her to completing a research project for her dissertation that evaluated the effects of flaxseed on cholesterol levels in pre-menopausal women with mildy elevated cholesterol levels. The purpose of the study was to identify a possible alternative treatment to controlling cholesterol in women and preventing the advancement of coronary artery disease.
Dr. Marblestone has been teaching in the nursing program at National University for over two years. She is the lead faculty for the Health Assessment course which introduces the student to eliciting a health history and performing a physical exam on a patient. The other courses she has taught includes a Pharmacology course and a Professional Nursing values course that is developed for LVN’s and RN’s returning to school for their Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
Licensed Registered Nurse, California
Licensed Registered Nurse, Nevada
Public Health Nurse Certificate, California
Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, California
ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Doctorate of Philosophy, Nursing University of San Diego, San Diego, California
Masters in Science, Nursing University of San Diego, San Diego, California
Bachelors in Science, Nursing Mount Saint Mary’s College, Los Angeles, California
Bachelor’s in Arts, Psychology San Diego State University, San Diego, California