D.N.P., Duke University
M.S.N., George Mason University
B.S.N., George Mason University
Diploma in Nursing, Clara Maass School of Nursing in affiliation with Upsula College
Professional field of specialty/interests: Critical Care, Clinical Nurse Specialist
- Undergraduate studies
- Med/Surg I & II
ICU – presently collaborating with healthcare professionals at Virginia Hospital Center (Arlington, VA).
Since 1982 I have worked the majority of my RN career in critical care as a staff nurse and then as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. In 2013 I completed my doctorate at Duke University and began teaching at Marymount University. My research continues to focus on critically ill patients. I continue to practice at the bedside as a PRN staff nurse in the PACU at INOVA Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, VA).
Active member of local chapter (GWAC) of American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) – Chair of Education Committee for Spotlight Annual Conference
President of Eta Alpha, local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).
Becker, S.E. (2007). The disease with hope: hairy cell leukemia. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing. 11(5), 731-735.
Becker, S.E. (2016). A pilot study implementing a protocol using dexmedetomidine as a safe alternative to traditional sedation to decrease ventilator days for patients difficult to extubate. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, 35(5), 291-297.