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Katie McCoy-Hill, RN, MSN, CNS, ANP-C

Assistant Professor
Phone: (626) 815-5396
Email: khill@apu.edu
McCoy-Hill is an assistant professor in the School of Nursing at Azusa Pacific University (APU). She is a clinical expert in critical care, trauma, and adult health nursing. Her certifications include: Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN); Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS); and Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP). Her publications and presentations include: Family Centered Critical Care; Spiritual and Cultural Issues in End of Life Care; Hemodynamic Monitoring; and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing. As a master teacher, McCoy-Hill has received several outstanding nurse educator awards from her students. At APU, she serves as a professional studies representative to the University General Studies Council, senior team leader, Undergraduate Council member, Curriculum Committee member, and a faculty advisor for the School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony. The university appreciates all of her contributions to the APU community.

Education

2005 Adult Nurse Practitioner, Post Masters Adult Nurse Practitioner Program, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA.
1986 Master of Science in Nursing, Functional Area: Nursing Education Clinical Specialization: Adult Nursing, California State University, Los Angeles, CA.
1979 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Senior Year Option in Critical Care Nursing, California State University, Los Angeles, CA.
1975 Associate Degree in Nursing, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA.

Credentials/Certifications
Registered Nurse, State of California
Adult Nurse Practitioner (AANP Certification)
Clinical Nurse Specialist, State of California
Public Health Nurse, State of California
CCRN Certification (AACN Certification)
Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support Provider Certification
Community College Teaching Credential

Department

  • School of Nursing
    • Undergraduate Programs

Expertise

  • Adult Critical Care
  • Family Centered Critical Care
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Intravenous Cardiovascular Medications
  • Preceptor Development

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

Presentations
Hill, C.M. "Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing," Iota Eta Chapter-CSULB, Sigma Theta Tau International, Long Beach, CA, 2005

Hill, C.M. "Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, "Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing Faculty, Azusa, CA, 2005

Hill, C.M. "Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing," the Southern California Sigma Theta Tau International Annual Research Conference, San Diego, CA. 2004

Hill, C.M. "Preceptor Development Course," Presented as a continuing education course through Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, 1997-1998

Hill, C.M. "End of Life Issues," A workshop presented as part of the symposium: Ethical Decision-Making and Today's Christian at the Azusa Pacific University Common Day of Learning, 1994

Publications
Hill, CM. 2007. Textbook Associate Editor: Section on Psychological Support and Rehabilitation. In Wilson, WC, Grande, CM, and Hoyt DB (Eds.). TRAUMA: Resuscitation, Anesthesia, Perioperative Management, and Critical Care. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Hill, C.M. and Wilson, W.C. (2007). Family Centered Critical Care. Trauma: Resuscitation, Anesthesia, Perioperative Management, and Critical Care. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Hill, C.M., Coimbra, R., and de Campos, T. (2007) Severity of Illness Scoring for Trauma and Critical Care. Trauma: Resuscitation, Anesthesia, Perioperative Management, and Critical Care. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Hill, C.M., Wilson, W.C., and Sutcliffe A.J. (2007) End of Life Cultural and Spiritual Considerations. Trauma: Resuscitation, Anesthesia, Perioperative Management, and Critical Care. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Hill, C.M., Wilson, W.C., and Sutcliffe A.J. (2007). Palliative Care During the Withholding and Withdrawal of Life Support. Trauma: Resuscitation, Anesthesia, Perioperative Management, and Critical Care. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Hill, C.M., Wilson, W.C., Stone, R., and Hoyt, D.B. (2007). Post Traumatic Stress in Trauma and Critical Care. Trauma: Resuscitation, Anesthesia, Perioperative Management, and Critical Care. New York: Taylor and Francis.

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Professional Experience

Academic Experience
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing: Lead Teacher Critical Care and Advanced Nursing Care of the Adult, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 1991 - Present

Clinical Instructor/Lecturer, Department of Nursing: Acute Care Nursing III, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, 1991

Clinical Instructor: Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing/Critical Care. Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 1986- 1991

Faculty: developed and taught R.N. continuing education courses in Adult Nursing, Nursing Education Associates, Covina, CA, 1986 - 1988

Clinical Work
Critical Care Staff Relief Nurse (per diem). Heartline Inc., Glendale, CA. 1989-1992.

Adult Nurse Practitioner. Provide primary health care to vulnerable populations in inner city clinics, Queens Care Family Clinics, Los Angeles, CA, 2006-present

Staff R.N. Preoperative Testing (perProvided pre-operative assessment and education for elective surgical patients including history taking and review of EKGs and laboratory work, Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CA, 2002 - Present

Clinical Nurse III Critical Care (part time): Provided bedside care to critically ill clients in the areas of Surgical Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care, Coronary Care, Emergency Department and Post Anesthesia/Recovery Room, St. Luke Medical Center, Pasadena, CA, 1992 - 1994

Industry Experience
Educator, Spacelabs -Squibb Inc. Trained nurses, physicians, and bio-medical technicians in the use of cardiac and hemodynamic monitoring equipment. Assisted in development of computerized medical database and dysrhythmia detection monitoring system.

Nursing Consultant, Consultant/Clinical Case Manager: Provide consultation on legal aspects of nursing practice and case management services for clients with catastrophic illnesses, 1994 - Present

Volunteer Faculty, Faculty Russian Nursing Education Reform Project. Project grant from World Vision International, funded by U.S. Agency for International Development, in conjunction with Azusa Pacific University, School of Nursing to train Russian Nurse Educators, 1993

Preceptorship, Senior Care Action Network (SCAN), Masters Program Clinical Practice Preceptorship: Preceptored with Gerontological Nurse Practitioners as a case manager in statewide pilot program to prevent institutionalization of frail elderly, 1985

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Honors, Awards, Recognition
Excellence in Nursing Education Award, Iota Sigma Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2003
Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Award, Azusa Pacific University, 2000
Sigma Theta Tau, Iota Sigma Chapter, Inducted, International Nursing Honor Society, 1987
Graduate Student Alumni Certificate of Honor, California State University, Los Angeles, CA, 1986
Grants
Faculty Development Creative Teaching Grant, Co-investigator. Improving Assessment and Outcomes of Nursing Students Writing, Presentation, Group Work, and Critical Thinking Skill. Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2002

Creative Educational Teaching Grant: Development of a Pilot Clinical Preceptorship Program for Senior Level B.S.N. Students. Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2000

Creative Educational Teaching Grant: Computer Programs in Nursing Education: A Literature Search of Programs and Effectiveness. Azusa Pacific University,
Azusa, CA, 1990

Associations, Boards, Committees
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
California Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Association of Critical Care Nurses
Faculty Volunteer, Nursing Education Committee, 2003-2004
Nursing Student Education Advisory Committee, 2002-2003
Sigma Theta Tau International, Iota Sigma Chapter
Newsletter Editor, 1987 – 1991
Faculty Counselor and Eligibility Committee Chair, 1988 - 1990
Faculty Counselor, 1995 - 1999
Board Member, San Fernando Valley Chapter, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 2004

Special Interests and Activities

Azusa Pacific University Service
Professional Studies Representative to the University General Studies Council, 2004 - Present
Senior Team Leader, School of Nursing, 1998 - Present
Undergraduate Council Member, School of Nursing, 1995 - Present
Curriculum Committee Member, School of Nursing, 1991 - Present
Faculty Advisor, School of Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 1990 - Present
Member of the University Faculty Senate, 1999 - 2004
NLN Critical Thinking Subcommittee Member, School of Nursing, 1994 - 2000
Member of the University Faculty Senate, 1994 - 1997
Evaluation Committee Member, School of Nursing, 1989 - 1991
Community Service/Volunteer Activities
Volunteer NP, East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless. 2004-Present
Volunteer, American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Sierra Madre, CA, 2001-2004
Volunteer RN, Athlete Physical Examinations, La Salle High School, Pasadena, CA, 2000 - 2004
Volunteer RN, First Aid Station, St. Rita Parish Harvest Festival, Sierra Madre, CA, 1995 - 2004
Volunteer RN, Health Station, Southern California Special Olympics, CSULB, 2000-2003
Volunteer RN, Clinica Divina Providencia Medical Clinic (provides medical care to poor, inner city population), Los Angeles Catholic Charities, 1990-1995