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Gary L. Veale, RN, BSN, MSNEd.

Lives in  California United States ·
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Last Login:
March 29, 2018
Member Since:
March 9, 2015
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Nursing Title
Job Title
Nursing Educator
Current Nursing Specialization
Critical Care and Cardiovascular
Work Name (Hospital, Practice, Clinic, etc...)
California State University - San Marcos
Company Website
Years in Nursing
38 Years
Work Description / Areas of Expertise / Job Duties
Baccalaureate education of nursing students both didactically and in the clinical setting. Critical care nursing, medical-surgical nursing, and pharmacology/physiology. I lecture medical-surgical nursing and pharmacology/physiology and facilitate the clinical development of nursing students, primarily as a critical care specialist. I also conduct a RN-BSN class online for CSUSM. I recently joined a committee that evaluates online classes using CSUs QOLT tool.
Brief summary of your nursing background
For the first 20 years I worked in critical care in all adult care intensive care units. I have extensive experience in caring for adult critical care patients in medical, surgical, cardiovascular, and coronary care units. I have experience in all the supportive technologies used in the care of critically ill patients along with specialized training to run a bypass pump and perform a heparin assay. I transitioned to ambulatory care in 1999 primarily in the interventional cardiac catheterization lab (which I had been working in part-time since 1986)and have also worked in electrophysiology and interventional radiology labs. I am familiar with all the technologies used in interventional cardiology. I have also worked as an acute care hemodialysis nurse for 5 years while I was working in the intensive care. I went back to college when I was 60 years old and obtained a Master of Science Degree in Nursing Education and presently educate nursing students at the baccalaureate level.
What made you choose a career in nursing?
I became enamored with patient care when I was a medical corpsman in the US Army for a little over 3 years. After my discharge I made the decision to stay in health care and went to college to get a nursing degree.
What Do You Attribute Your Success To?
I have always enjoyed caring for patients. I love the nursing profession and am passionate about safe, quality, evidenced-based patient care. I had to give up patient care after obtaining significant damage to both of my rotator-cuffs. I presently facilitate the education of future nurses at California State University San Marcos, both in the clinical arena and in theory.
What motivates you at the start of each day?
My aspiring nursing students. I find teaching them to be invigorating. I love their enthusiasm to learn.
How do you make a difference in the lives of your patients?
I have always seen my patients as relatives. I provided assistance in their meeting their daily health care needs. I envision myself as meeting their energy needs for self care so that they can use that energy to heal themselves. I view nursing as an adjunct to the patients health care needs so that they can have a functional life.
Research Interests
High fidelity simulation education, the use of capnography with patients receiving conscious sedation, and open-book testing as an active learning tool in nursing education.
Articles Summary
The use of HFPS as an adjunct to nursing education, due to the shortage of nursing educators and clinical institutions, which can prepare undergraduate nurses to effectively care for patients upon graduation. My conclusion was a recommendation that fifty-percent HFPS be used by nursing colleges as an adjunct to nursing education.
1 - Article
Masters thesis: High-Fidelity Patient Simulation (HFPS) Clinical Education of Undergraduate Nursing Students: A Possible Workforce Solution?:
1 - Faculty Appointment
Local Public Speaking
2 - Faculty Appointment
Adjunct Faculty at California State University - San Marcos
High School Name
Kearny High School
High School Degree
High School Grad Date
University - Associate's
Grossmont Community College
Associate's Degree In
Nursing Science
Grad Date - Associate's Degree
University - Bachelor's
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Bachelor's Degree In
Grad Date - Bachelor's Degree
University - Master's
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Master's Degree In
Grad Date - Master's Degree
MSN (Master of Science in Nursing)
1 - Professional Society Membership
American Nurses Association
2 - Professional Society Membership
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
3 - Professional Society Membership
National League for Nursing
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LinkedIn URL
Favorite place to vacation
San Francisco, CA
Hobbies / Sports
Golfing, Reading Science Fiction and Nursing Publications, Bicylcing
Place of birth
San Bernardino, CA
More About Me
I grew up my early years in the 1950s in rural San Benardino. My family moved to San Diego when I was 12 years old and have live most of my life in San Diego County. I did not have a normal childhood, my family was pretty poor due to my alcoholic father. I was abused both physically and psychologically on a daily basis until I left home when I was 18-years-old. The impact of that abuse had a significant effect on my life and led to a psychological crisis when I was in the Army. I became a alcoholic at the age of 20 years old and almost destroyed my life. My survival from those years of damage was due to several factors. The first was the realization that there were people who cared about me. This was a revelation. I was able to quit drinking due to their support. The next great event was my discovery of the Bahai Faith. I found myself and realized the value of my life through the teachings of the Faith. The final factor is my wonderful wife, whom in met in Korea. She changed me through her love, I am deeply indebted to her for staying with someone who had significant psychological damage. It took many years to develop into the person I am today. There are still occasions when certain stimuli bring back the memories, but I am able to effectively cope with them. All of this led me to nursing and becoming a compassionate and caring patient care giver. I would never trade my years as a nurse for anything else. Caring for patients, and now students, make me want to celebrate every day for the wonderful life I have.
Schindler's List- the greatest portrayal of mankind at its worst and best.
Star Wars (of course)
ET- a beautiful movie that portrayed interaction with extraterrestrials in a positive manner
Ordinary People for its reminder of how dysfunction can impact a family.
Hidden Figures - Yes, black women lives matter, thank you Kevin Costner
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War - an accurate portrayal of how war can destroy a society
Study of the great religions
Red Dress Campaign
Zero Campaign
All forms of Jazz, especially New Age