Rachel Hyden, M.S., AGPCNP-BC, CNS

Professor

Rachel Hyden joined the PLNU school of Nursing faculty in 2016, teaching courses for the RN to BSN program.  In 2020, she became a full-time faculty member, teaching in the Traditional Undergraduate program, as well as the RN to BSN program.  Rachel has a special interest in helping students translate research into practice, building their confidence, and giving them the tools for success to be lifelong learners.  She brings over 23 years of nursing experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) and as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN).  In her spare time, Rachel loves to run, to work in her yard, and to spend time with her family.

Education

  • M.S.N., San Diego State University
  • B.S.N, Point Loma Nazarene College

Courses Taught

  • NRS 4030 Leading Faithfully in Diverse Health Systems
  • NRS 4040 Capstone II - Inquiring Faithfully: Evidence Based Practice
  • NSG 2051 Nursing of the Individuals: Clinical Practicum

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • San Diego Evidence Based Practice Institute Conference 2008: Observation Unit Rapid Rule Out Project.
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital Celebrating our Successes Conference 2008: Observation Unit Rapid Rule Out Project.
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital Celebrating our Successes Conference 2009: Observation Unit Comfort Chart.
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital Celebrating our Successes Conference 2010:  Arabic Translation Cards.
  • Hyden, R., & Fields, W. (2010).  Improving the Acute Myocardial Infarction Rapid Rule Out Program.  Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 25 (4) 313-319.
  • San Diego State University Research Symposium 2012: Increasing Cultural Desire for Iraqi Refugees Through the Use of Digital Storytelling.
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital Progressive Unit Symposium 2012: Increasing Cultural Desire for Iraqi Refugees Through the Use of Digital Storytelling.
  • Sharp Grossmont Hospital Innovations Conference 2012: Increasing Cultural Desire for Iraqi Refugees Though the Use of Digital Storytelling.
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Odyssey Conference 2012: Increasing Cultural Desire for Iraqi Refugees Through the Use of Digital Storytelling.

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