Assistant Professor School of Nursing
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I am a Family Nurse Practitioner and teach the Doctor of Nursing Practice Organizational Leadership and Collaboration course, Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice, Adult Practicum, and Pathophysiology. I have been a Registered Nurse since 1994 and a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2004, with my board certification. I have served in the United States Army Nurse Corp, which was an excellent opportunity and experience to build the foundation for my personal and professional nursing career. I have experience in multiple areas of nursing ranging from emergency, intensive care, internal medicine, family practice, home health and transplant nursing. The great thing about being a nursing instructor is the opportunity to meet such diverse nurses. I am always amazed at how much I learn from each and every one of them.
I have been married for 20 years and have 2 wonderful children. During my free time, I enjoy being on the water in my boat experiencing the wind and fresh air and visiting new places in my camper making s’more’s with my children.
For my future professional aspirations, I would like to further investigate improving identification of epilepsy in children, assess the quality of life and emotional needs of children with epilepsy to help implement an online parental educational program to improve overall quality of life, and develop a web based program to help educate Nurse Practitioners on domestic violence via a NP web based resource center.
When I retire, I would like to move to the Virgin Islands to relax and ride in my boat, drive in my jeep and enjoy the beach life.