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Tanya Sleeper earned her ANCC certification as a geriatric nurse practitioner. She has served as the executive director of the Aroostook Home Health Services and is the current director of nursing for a long-term care home health care agency in Aroostook County, Maine. She has 8+ years teaching experience at the baccalaureate nursing education level and 17 years home health care experience. She is ANCC Certified as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, and has extensive community involvement serving on a number of Boards and Committees.

She works heavily with the geriatric population serving as a strong advocate for aging in place initiatives. Tanya also works collaboratively with area agencies to keep older adults aging safely at home. Her research interests include gerontology (health and aging), health policy, and nursing leadership.

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading.

Affiliations

RSU 39 Board of Education, Chair

Pines Health Services

Aroostook Mental Health Center

Aroostook District Coordinating Council for Public Health

Publications

Sleeper, T. (2013). “Insuring the uninsured: Experiences with the part-time worker coverage voucher program in the direct care workforce in Maine (Doctoral dissertation).” Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database. (3604043).

Witt, D. E., Choudhury, R., Cusack, G., Greene, N. Lange-Otsuka, P., Minchew, L.,Pusztai, J., Salgadao, M., Selig, C., Sleeper, T., & Vargo, D. (2012).  “Application of a Family Pedigree for Nursing Practice: Lesson Plan and Grading Rubric.” Available at Genome.gov website http://www.genome.gov/17517037#al-2 and National Human Genome Research Institute Summer workshop in Genomics short course website http://www.genome.gov/10000217  

Book Review, “Davis Pharmacology Success” (2nd ed.), Spring 2013, Chapter 4: Respiratory System

Chapter Revision, “Kelly/ Nursing Leadership and Management” (3rd ed.), Spring 2012, Chapter 2: The Health Care Environment

Pedogogical Methods   

Experiential learning to actively engage students that encompasses collaboration and civic/social responsibility.