Professor of Nursing
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As a Professor of Nursing at Graceland University, I teach Curriculum Development, Assessment of Learning, Advanced Pathophysiology and DNP Epidemiology in the nursing program. I believe learning occurs when student interactivity and critical thinking is promoted, which is what I strive for in my online courses, and it allows me to learn from my students, something I enjoy very much! I hold an MN in Nursing and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, serving me well in nursing education. My clinical nurse specialty is in Immunology.
When not teaching, I can be found on the trail with my husband and two spoiled dogs. After twenty years in the Navy Reserve, I believe in staying physically fit, although I’ve vowed to never again do another push-up! I enjoy writing and have authored or co-authored several nursing textbooks over the span of my career. My most current text is Maternal Newborn Nursing Care Plans. Interestingly, my primary area of expertise and interest is in testing, which may sound strange since my textbooks are in medical-surgical nursing and maternity. I’ve presented at numerous state and national seminars and workshops on test item writing and test analysis. I really enjoy the topic and believe it should garner more attention in nursing education. If I had more time, I think I’d write a book on testing and add to the already available library on the subject – just because!