Old Dominion University
University of Virginia
University of Virginia
Poston has been a pediatric nurse practitioner for over 10 years, working in pediatric asthma, allergy and immunology. In addition, she has clinical experience in pediatric emergency nursing and in pediatric clinical research. In 2012, she completed her Ph.D. in nursing at the University of Virginia and is now an assistant professor with Old Dominion University’s school of nursing.
Poston assesses, screens, evaluates, diagnoses and treats children, striving to provide a comprehensive therapeutic treatment plan to include both pharmacological and non-pharmacological strategies, patient and family education, and appropriate referrals to other members of the healthcare team to improve health and wellness in children, with the help of their families.
Her goal is to help children and families clearly articulate their vision for living a healthy life by providing the necessary knowledge and skills needed to manage chronic conditions through cost-effective, ethical care that addresses the physical, emotional, cultural and environmental health of the child.
Honors and Awards:
Virginia Nurse’s Association: Top 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader, 2015
G.W. Hirschfield Award for Teaching Excellence. Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences, 2015
Dr. Helen Yura-Petro Award, Master of Nursing Graduating Class of 2005 Oustanding Graduate Student, ODU
Professional Nurse Traineeship Award, U.S Public Health Service, ODU, 2004-05
Poston, R.D., Hogan, A.D. (2015). Prenatal and Post-Natal Exposure to Antibiotics and Risk of Asthma in Childhood. Pediatrics, 136 (Supplement 3), S228-S229; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-2776N
Poston, R.D. (2014). Shedding our protective skin: a new common language for Interprofessional Education (IPE). Nursing in the 21st Century (App), 2, 5.
Poston, R.D., & Buescher, C. R. (2010). The essential role of the clinical research nurse (CRN), Urologic Nursing, 30(1), 55-63.
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