I began my nursing journey in 2008 as an LPN. It wasn’t long before I returned to school, earning my BSN (2012) and MSN (2014). In Spring 2022 I completed my final degree (…maybe) as a PhD. I have worked in the emergency department my entire nursing career. I currently work in the ED at a Critical Access hospital – I love the rural atmosphere and the need for critical thinking due to limited resources.
My research focus is on behavioral modeling and the use of expert modeling to improve the translation of context into care. I continue to investigate innovative teaching strategies to improve the clinical preparation of undergraduate nursing students. In 2020, I was awarded the Daisy Faculty Award – an award earned through the nomination of students. In addition, I received the Platinum Teaching Recognition Award, as well as the Equity, Identity, & Success Recognition through the Office of Student Affairs. I am active on my church board and in community health activities.
- NURS 30035 - Nursing of Adults Across the Lifespan
- NURS 40025 - Professional Issues and Evidenced Based Practice
- NURS 40020 - Community Health Nursing (Clinicals Instructor)