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Nursing Title
Registered Nurse and Visiting Professor
Job Title
Certified Pediatric PACU RN
Current Nursing Specialization
Pediatric PACU and Nurse Education
Work Name (Hospital, Practice, Clinic, etc...)
Inova Health System and Chamberlain College of Nursing
Years in Nursing
40
Work Description / Areas of Expertise / Job Duties
Caring for paediatric patients in the critical PerIAnesthesia phase I and II. Knowledge, skills and abilities to care for all age groups and acuities from neonates to adults and elders.
Brief summary of your nursing background
Trained in the United Kingdom in Mental Handicap Nursing, General Nursing and Midwifery. Worked in many different areas including cosmetic surgery as first assistant and various ICUs. Relocated to the United States and worked in ICUs with a variety of specialist areas. Transferred to the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit and gained certification. Attained a Bachelors of Science in Nursing with Honours and went on to complete a graduate degree of Masters in Nursing Education, also with Honours.
What made you choose a career in nursing?
I did not choose a career in nursing, it chose me. I used to volunteer at the local mental handicap hospital in high school as an extra pair of hands for feeding or whatever was needed. I just wanted to be able to help people,, but didnt think about how I would make a career of it.
What Do You Attribute Your Success To?
I attribute my success to having a deep, unswerving passion for nursing and people. I realise that I cannot change the world, but I can affect my portion of it, and just maybe those people that I affect, will be ripples on the world pond and change will occur. Education, caring and service is my gift to the world.
What motivates you at the start of each day?
No matter how I feel or what my situation, somebody needs me today. Be kind and respectful no matter what and make someone elses day better.
How do you make a difference in the lives of your patients?
I believe that I make a difference to my patients by being calm, kind, honest and respectful. I show them that it is ok to be vulnerable and that I am there to get them through this phase of their life and on to the next, whatever that my be. Kindness is so important.
Research Interests
Innovative Education. Strategies to improve patient care.
Articles Summary
Only letters to UK nursing magazines published in the early 1980s. but, watch this space.
1 - Faculty Appointment
March 2017 Residency in Nurse Education with Chamberlain College of Nursing
Nursing School Name
Lea Castle
Nursing Degree In
Mental Handicap
Grad Date - Nursing Degree
1979
University - Associate's
Birmingham Maternity
Associate's Degree In
Midwifery
Grad Date - Associate's Degree
1985
University - Bachelor's
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Bachelor's Degree In
Science of Nursing
Grad Date - Bachelor's Degree
10/28/2014
University - Master's
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Master's Degree In
Nurse Education
Grad Date - Master's Degree
12/17/2016
Certificates
CPAN - Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
1 - Professional Society Membership
Sigma Theta Tau
2 - Professional Society Membership
American Nurses Association
3 - Professional Society Membership
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
4 - Professional Society Membership
American Society of PerinAnesthesia Nursing
5 - Professional Society Membership
Virginia Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
6 - Professional Society Membership
International Nurses Association
1 - Honor / Award
Presidents Honors BSN
2 - Honor / Award
Deans Honours MSN
Volunteering and Causes - Charitable Organizations
State of Virginia Medical Reserve Corps.
Languages
English
Favorite Medical Publication
Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
Favorite place to vacation
Jamaica
Hobbies / Sports
Scuba Diving, Cooking, Reading
Place of birth
United Kingdom
More About Me

Jacqueline Ann Tibbetts, RNMH, RGN, RM, RN, MSN, is a registered nurse at Inova Health System in Virginia. She studied at Lea Castle, Birmingham Maternity, and Chamberlain College of Nursing. She is an inductee of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and member of the American Nurses Association, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, the American Society of PerinAnesthesia Nursing, the Virginia Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses, and the International Nurses Association.

Movies
Room with a View and so many others, I like to read the book first.
Interests
Music, travel, reading, cuisine, scuba, people
Music
Eclectic; smooth jazz, classical, pop
Who I'd Like to Meet
Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Florence Nightingale, Dr. Jean Watson, Ghandi and other such, but too late for most.