Randy Johnson

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Randy Johnson, Professor of Nursing

Ph.D., RN, ARNP, Pediatric Clinical Specialist

Biography

Dr. Johnson serves as professor of nursing. He earned his B.S.N. from Cedarville University (1985), M.S.N. from the University of Pennsylvania (1996), and Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida (2007). Dr. Johnson taught for 10 years prior to returning to Cedarville as a faculty member. His wife is also a 1986 graduate from Cedarville's nursing program. He has two very active boys who enjoy football and soccer. Dr. Johnson has been at Cedarville since 2009.

Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Central Florida
  • M.S.N., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S.N., Cedarville College
  • A.S., University of Wisconsin

Areas of Interest:

  • Evidenced-based clinical practice guidelines
  • Pediatric critical care, nosocomial infections and ventilator associated pneumonia
  • Nursing staff education in head of bed elevation measurement
  • Pediatric risk factors for the development of nosocomial infections
  • Use of technology in nursing education
  • Varied modalities of learning in nursing education

 Selected Scholarly Activities:

  • Johnson, R.L. (1998). Pediatric clinical care. Presented classes at Florida Children’s Hospital, Orlando, FL.
  • Johnson, R.L., (2000). Pediatric transition course/pediatric intensive care nurse internship program. Presented course at Florida Children’s Hospital, Orlando, FL.
  • Johnson, R.L. (2006). Intermittent versus continuous measures of endotracheal cuff pressures. Paper presented at the Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) Nurse Educators National Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Johnson, R.L. (2007). Dissertation process. Presented to the doctoral students at Barry University, Orlando, FL.
  • Johnson, R. (2007). Nursing care of the child with hematologic disorders. In T. Kyle (Ed.), Essentials of pediatric nursing. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Johnson, R.L. (2007). State of the science ventilator associate pneumonia in the pediatric intensive care unit.  Presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society.
  • Johnson, R.L. (2007). State of the science – ventilator associated pneumonia in the pediatric intensive care unit. Poster presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Galveston, TX.
  • Johnson, R.L. (2007). State of the science ventilator associated pneumonia in pediatrics. Presented at the professional seminar at the Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, Orlando, FL.
  • Johnson, R.L. (2007). “What’s up” with ventilator associated pneumonia in the pediatric intensive care unit. Presented at the Pediatric Critical Care Conference, Orlando, FL. 
  • Johnson, R.L. Evaluation of the effects of an educational intervention on head of the bed elevation in the pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatrics. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Johnson, R.L. State of the science ventilator associated pneumonia in the pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatric Nursing. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Johnson, R.L. Measurement of the head of the bed elevation in the pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Johnson, R.L. & Sole, M.L. (2006). Intermittent versus continuous measures of endotracheal tube cuff pressures. Presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society.
  • Johnson, R.L., & Sole, M.L. (2006). Intermittent versus continuous measures of endotracheal cuff pressure. Paper presented at the Fourteenth Annual Research Day, Sigma Theta Tau, Theta Epsilon Chapter, Winter Park, FL.
  • Johnson, R.L., & Sole, M.L. (2006). Intermittent versus continuous measures of endotracheal cuff pressure. Poster presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Memphis, TN.
  • Sole, M.L., Aragon, D., Johnson, R.L. & Bennett, M. (2008). Continuous measurement of endotracheal tube cuff pressure: How difficult can it be? AACN Advanced Critical Care 19(2), 235–243.
  • Sole, M.L., & Johnson, R.L. (2005). Intermittent versus continuous measures of endotracheal cuff pressures. Presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
  • Sole, M.L., & Johnson, R.L. (2006). Intermittent versus continuous measures of endotracheal cuff pressure. Poster presented at the Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Francisco, CA.
  • Johnson, R.L., (2005). Advanced uses of Word software. Presented at the Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences,Orlando, FL.

Professional Services:

  • Pediatric Intensive Care Transition Education at Florida Children’s Hospital, 2000
  • Faculty consultant for student submissions of resolutions to Florida Student Nurses Association, 1999–2006
  • Faculty consultant for Florida Hospital College Nursing Student Association, 1999–2007
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Core at Florida Children’s Hospital, 2000–2007
  • Pediatric graduate nurse program, Seizures in Children at Disney’s Florida Children’s Hospital, 2004–2009

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