Jamille K. Nagtalon-Ramos, MSN, CRNP, WHNP-BC, IBCLC
Social media, the Socratic method, and Yellowdig are just a few ways that Jamille K. Nagtalon-Ramos keeps her students engaged in the classroom. Most of her courses are part of the Women’s Health/Gender Related Care Nurse Practitioner Program, where she earned her MSN degree, and is now associate director.
- MSN, University of Pennsylvania, 2003
- BSN, Rutgers University, 2001
Ms. Nagtalon-Ramos uses Twitter to post extra-credit questions in one class. This encourages students to also use Twitter to stay updated on women’s health news by following organizations like the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In another class, Ms. Nagtalon-Ramos uses a Socratic circle for debates on topics such as ultrasound safety for the fetus and the mother. Groups of students present their case and argue with each other collegially and other students ask thoughtful questions. Ms. Nagtalon-Ramos is testing whether using Yellowdig, an educational platform that facilitates peer-to-peer learning, improves engagement and learning outcomes in the two graduate courses she directs: “Fetal Evaluation” (NURS743) and “Nurse Practitioner Integration” (NURS785).
Involving students in projects outside the classroom is another way to keep them engaged. For example, Ms. Nagtalon-Ramos and her students helped develop videos for the 2015 national campaign to raise awareness for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder with the Arc Foundation and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.
At the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Nagtalon-Ramos helped develop the hospitalist obstetric nurse practitioner role to care for postpartum women. She was the first nurse practitioner in this role, where she also educates other nurses on family planning counseling and ultrasonography in evaluating ante-partum patients.
Shortly after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Ms. Nagtalon-Ramos went to Haiti as a visiting faculty member to teach maternal-newborn content to nursing students at the Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de l’Université Episcopale d’Haïti. She has also lectured at the University of the Philippines on postpartum care and advanced practice nursing in the U.S.
Opportunities to Learn and Collaborate at Penn Nursing
Born in the Philippines, Ms. Nagtalon-Ramos is a third generation nurse who wants to increase the pipeline of Asian/Pacific Islander advance practice nurses, faculty, and leaders by becoming a leader herself. She is the first nurse in Penn’s Executive Doctorate Program in Higher Education Management. Ms. Nagtalon-Ramos is also the faculty advisor for the Asian Pacific American Nursing Student Association at Penn Nursing.
The American Journal of Nursing awarded Ms. Nagtalon-Ramos’ first book, Best Evidence-Based Practices: Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care, third place in the 2013 Book-of-the-Year Award. This “Pocket Brain” helps nurses provide safe, quality care to mothers, newborns, and their families in hospital and community settings.
Midwifery & Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide, Ms. Nagtalon-Ramos’ second book, co-authored with Beth M. Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHCNP, helps midwives and women’s health nurse practitioners prepare for certification exams. The 2016 edition contains current evidence and practice standards and expanded content on pharmacology, pathophysiology, and diagnostic tools, along with an online assessment tool.
Selected Career Highlights
- Recipient, Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Advising, Penn Nursing
- Member, Board of Directors, University of Pennsylvania Pan-Asian American Community House
- Member, Executive Board of Directors, Secretary and Social Media Liaison
- Recipient, Rising Star Award, Rutgers University School of Nursing
- Nagtalon-Ramos, J. (2013). Maternal-Newborn Nursing Care: Best Evidence-Based Practices. Philadelphia: FA Davis Co.
- Nagtalon-Ramos, J. (2011). Counseling pregnant patients at high risk for a preterm birth. Women’s Healthcare: A Clinical Journal for NPs, 10(9), 21-27.
- Yehuda, I., Nagtalon-Ramos, J., & Trout, K. (2011). Fetal growth scans and amniotic fluid assessments in pregestational and gestational diabetes. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40(5), 603-616.