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.
Undergraduate courses in Second Degree Accelerated Program.
Graduate courses in FNP, ACNP, and CNS programs.
Primary care practice as a FNP at Lower Light Christian Health Center
BSN - The Ohio State University
MS - Wright State University
Graduate Certificate Program in Nursing Education - Mount Carmel College of Nursing Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner Program - Otterbein University
Certifications, Honors & Achievements
National League of Nursing - Certified Nurse Educator
American Nurses Credential Center - Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified
American Board of Neuroscience Nursing - Certified neuroscience Registered Nurse
Mount Carmel Health System - Excellence in Nursing Practice Award 2008 and 2010
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Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses American Association of Nurse Practitioners American Association of Neuroscience Nurses