Associate Clinical Professor

Associate Clinical Professor
219-989-2981
fifer@purduecal.edu

Education

Degree EarnedInstitutionYear of Graduation
 Post Master's Certificate for PNP  Rush College of Nursing 2011
 MSN Orthopedics/Pediatrics  Rush College of Nursing 1985 
 BSN  Rush College of Nursing 1983
 BS Cell and Developmental Biology  Purdue University, West Lafayette 1981

Professional Affiliations

  • National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, October 2011-Present
  • Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
    • Committee Member for Pediatric Certification Board, 2009-Present
  • Society of Pediatric Nursing, 1995-Present
  • Sigma Theta Tau, 1995-Present
    • Mu Omega Chapter, 1996-Present
    • President, Mu Omega Chapter, May 2002-May 2006

Licensure and Board Certification

  • State of Indiana Registered Nurse License
  • State of Illinois Registered Nurse License
  • CPR Instructor (Illinois, American Heart Association)
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse, Pediatric Nurse Certification Board, 2009-Present
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Certification Board, 2012-Present

Teaching Interests/Courses Taught

Course Number   Course Name
NUR 27400 Pharmacokinetics
NUR 36100 Pediatric Nursing
NUR 37200 Pediatric Nursing Clinical
NUR 50300 Advanced Physical Assessment
NUR 61100

Primary Care of the Young Family

Selected Publications

Refereed Articles

  • Spencer, C., Fife, R., & Rabinovich, E. (1995). The School Experience of Children with Arthritis. Pediatric Clinics of North America, 42(5), 1285-1298.
  • Fife, R. (1993). Methotrexate Use in JRA. Orthopedic Nursing, 12(1), 32-36.
  • Zubay, R. (1988). Understanding Magnetic Resonance Imaging from a Nursing Prospective, Orthopedic Nursing, 7(6), 17-22.

Non-refereed Articles

  • Fife, R. (2001). Rheumatic Fever: NSNA NCLEX EXCEL Course. Retrieved September 20, 2001, from http://nursing.mcphu.edu .
  • Fife, R. (2001). Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: NSNA NCLEX EXCEL Course. Retrieved September 20, 2001, from http://nursing.mcphu.edu .
  • Fife, R. (2001). Cerebral Palsy: NSNA NCLEX EXCEL Course. Retrieved September 20, 2001, from http://nursing.mcphu.edu .
  • Fife, R. (2001). Parenting: NSNA NCLEX EXCEL Course. Retrieved September 20, 2001, from http://nursing.mcphu.edu .
  • Fife, R. & Marthaler, M. (1999). Sad State of Nursing in Romania. Nursing Spectrum, Sept 7, 24.

 Selected Awards and Honors

  • Grant to attend the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board Certified Pediatric Nursing Item Writer Item Item Writing Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD - 2009
  • Excellence in Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Omega - 2002
  • Outstanding Volunteer, Arthritis Foundation, Greater Chicagoland Chapter - 2001
  • Midwest Universities Consortium for International Travel Activities (MUCIA) Travel Grant, Purdue University - 1999
  • Writer’s Award, National Association of Orthopedic Nurses - 1988
  • Cum Laude recognition for BSN - 1983