Clinical Instructor, Franklin Memorial Hospital
Taffy Davis is an assistant clinical professor in the nursing program at University of New England. She teaches nursing leadership, community health and simulation. Taffy was clinical instructor at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine, and still works per diem teaching cardiac rhythm recognition and leadership courses. She has been a registered nurse for 30 years and worked in emergency medicine, outpatient clinics and as a nurse manager of Surgical Services and Medical–Surgical units. She started her nursing career at Mass. General in orthopaedics.
Her interests lie in the science behind learning, as well as creating online learning. Taffy has developed an online Charge Nurse program with participation from acute care and long-term care facilities and has designed numerous online modules using Articulate Storyline. She has presented at the Association of Nurses in Professional Development (ANPD) 2016 annual conference with Carole MacKenzie on Best Practices in Developing a Statewide Nursing Preceptor Education Program using Evidence-Based Practice and in 2014 on Barriers to Using Web Tools in Instructional Design and the creation of the top ten web tools list for instructional design. She also designed an online module with ANPD for a new Charge Nurse Program.
Taffy is an active member of the Association of Nurses in Professional Development and the Organization of Maine Nurse Executives-Nursing Leaders of Maine. She is a member of the Association of Talent Development and previously was a member on the University of Maine Farmington institutional review board.
Taffy is a graduate of Salem State College (now University) and completed a M.S.N. from Western Governor’s University. She has completed graduate courses in Methods of Online Learning and Foundations of Instructional Design.