I have been a nurse for 40 years and have diverse career experiences in direct patient care, staff education, nursing management, and finally nursing education. I started my career on a busy gynecology/oncology unit, moving to critical care, then the emergency department, and finally a specialty in neurosurgery. Currently, I have returned to direct patient care and practice as a certified nurse practitioner (CNP) in a primary care (community clinic) settings. I love the insight it gives me in the teaching environment.
Professionally, I have fifteen years of teaching nursing. I have a special love for adult learners (teaching in second degree accelerated and masters programs) and collaborating with students as they make new discoveries through their education.
When I am not busy "being an educator and CNP", I spend my time reading, appreciating nature, and enjoying my family (husband, grown children and their spouses).
I look forward to learning about you and with you.
Professor for graduate and RN to BSN programs
BSN The Ohio State University
MS Wright State University
Post masters certificate in Nursing Education Mount Carmel College of Nursing
Post masters certificate in Family Nurse Practitioner program Otterbein University
Certifications, Honors & Achievements
2008 Mount Carmel Excellence in Nursing Award
2010 Mount Carmel Excellence in Nursing Award
2009 - 2018 Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) – National League for Nursing
2017 - 2021 Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) – American Association of Neuroscience Nurses
2016 - 2021 Family Nurse Practitioner-Basic Certification (FNP-BC) – American Nurses Credentialing Center
Gish, B. A. (1991). Introducing standardized care plans in an intermediate care setting. Focus on Critical Care, 18(1), 51, 53-57.
Gish, B. A. (2009). Familial hypercholesterolemia and cardiovascular disease: A top concern for women. Nursing for Women’s Health, 13(1), 30-37.
Gish, B. A. (2011). Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome: Symptoms, Screening and Treatment. Nursing for Women’s Health, 15(6), 495-507.
Hilty, D., Gish, B., & Gill-Rocha, J. (2017, April). Statistics innovative affective & EBP teaching strategy. Poster presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International Central Ohio Consortium Spring Scholarship Day, Columbus, Ohio.
Hilty, D., Gish, B., & Gill-Rocha, J. (2017, May). Using interdisciplinary teaching methods to integrate statistics with nursing practice. Poster presentation at Mount Carmel Health System Interprofessional Research and Evidence-Based Practice Day, Columbus, Ohio.
Hilty, D., Gish, B., Gill-Rocha, J., Dougherty, E., & Waterman, A. (2017, November). Interdisciplinary teaching methods, statistics, nursing practice, and patient care. Poster presentation at Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
Hilty, D., Gish, B., Gill-Rocha, J., Fankhauser, K., & Severt, P. (2018, April). Using interdisciplinary teaching to illustrate the relationship between nursing specialties & statistics. Poster Presentation at Midwest Nursing Research Society at Cleveland, Ohio.
Gish, B. & Hilty, D. (2018, September). Applying nursing practice exemplars in an undergraduate nursing statistics course. Poster presentation at the National League of Nursing Education Summit, Chicago, Illinois.
Central OH STTI Consortium - Statistics Innovative Affective & EBP Teaching Strategy
MCHS Interprofessional Research Day - Using Interdisciplinary Teaching Methods to Integrate Statistics with Nursing Practice
Lilly Conference 2017 - Interdisciplinary Teaching Methods, Statistics, Nursing Practice, and Patient Care
2016-present Physicians Free Clinic