Sara Elizabeth Holton

Adjunct Professor


Department

Vocational Nursing

Contact Information

Education

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX

  • Major: Master of Science in Nursing Education Graduation: 05/2022

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX

  • Major: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Minor: Psychology Graduation: 12/2013

Community College of the Air Force

  • Associates of Applied Science in Meteorology Graduation: 03/2007
Teaching Experience

Western Governor’s University

07/2019-Present Adjunct Faculty Temple, TX

  • Actively participates in multiple skills practices and checkoffs
  • Works with lab coordinators to provide hands on training during simulations
  • Provides education and constructive critiques to multiple students
  • Prepares scenario props and creates scenario moulage for simulation setup

Temple College

01/2018-Present Adjunct Faculty Temple, TX

  • Serves as clinical substitute for ADN and LVN students at two local hospitals and several nursing home facilities
  • Creates simulation scenarios in coordination with staff from all levels to enhance student education
  • Works in control room to run simulators during simulations and provides immediate feedback to students
  • Instructs students during skills labs and skills checkoffs
Professional Experience

Central Texas Veterans Health Administration

04/2021-Present Women’s Health Clinic Registered Nurse Temple, TX

  • Serves as staff/charge nurse in busy women’s health clinic that sees 70-100 patients a day
  • Delegates appropriate assignments based on patient load and acuity
  • Interfaces with multiple disciplines in providing patient care
  • Works with women’s health coordinator to ensure PAP/MAMMO backlog is decreased
  • Ensures correct consults placed for timely out of network care

06/2014-04/2021 4K/6J Acute Care Registered Nurse Temple, TX

  • Serves as staff/charge nurse on an acute care pulmonary/telemetry unit and COVID-19 unit
  • Provides continuous cardiac monitoring, arrhythmia recognition and intervention
  • Recognizes the need for increased level of care based on patient’s status and coordinates with other units to ensure timely transfers
  • Coordinates care for Veterans within the facility and upon discharge to ensure a seamless transition

Metroplex Adventist Hospital

02/2014-10/2016 Registered Nurse Killeen, TX

  • Served as staff nurse on a cardiac care unit
  • Cared for patients post cardiac catheterization, removing sheath and monitoring patient for any potential adverse effects
  • Initiated and titrated multiple, complex cardiac related infusions
  • Educated patients on procedures such as stress tests and cardiac catheterizations
  • Collaborated and coordinated with physicians and other disciplines regarding individualized patient treatment plans