Ms Kala CrobargerAssistant Professor School of Health and Human Services
Nursing has been my choice as a profession since the 1970s. With over 30 years of experience I have had the opportunity to practice in many settings and specialty arenas. After working in the medical-surgical area for a few years, my nursing practice has focused on the Maternal-Child specialty area. This includes the Neonatal ICU, pediatrics, postpartum and the Labor and Delivery arenas. Within the Community Health area, my focus has been in Home Health again specializing in the Maternal-Child areas. This includes high risk obstetrics, pediatrics and postpartum/newborn care. During this time I had the pleasure of working as an Internationally Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), facilitating support groups and providing inpatient and home nursing care for new mothers. During the late 1990s, I was a member of the research team at UCSD Medical Center, looking into the use of galactogogues as a treatment for low breast milk supply.
During my nursing career my education has included all levels of nursing starting as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and then on to an Associate Degree (ASN), Bachelor Degree (BSN) and Master Science Nursing (MSN) concentration in education. Currently I am pursuing a doctoral degree in education (EdD) with a concentration in Instructional Technology and Distance Education (ITDE) at NOVA Southeastern University in Orlando, Florida. My research focus will be looking at the utilization of human patient simulation as a tool to help the acculturation process for foreign nursing students completing their degree in the United States.
School of Health and Human Services