Biographical Statement

I graduated from nursing school (diploma program) in 1995 in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegvoina. I moved to the USA in 2001 and graduated from an ADN program in 2004. I have been a neuro-spine nurse for the past 12 years. I feel privileged that I still have an opportunity to provide bedside nursing care to this patient population. Nursing education has been my passion since 2008. I feel honored to provide a part of educational process to students that will become an integral part of the nursing profession and practice. 


  • Nursing Diploma 1995, Tuzla Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Associate Degree in Nursing 2004, Jefferson Community College, Louisville, KY
  • Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, 2009, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
  • Masters of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education, 2011, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2016 , Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN

Professional Activities

Licensure and certifications

  •         BLS provider
  •         BLS instructor
  •         ACLS provider
  •         Kentucky Nursing License
  •         Indiana Nursing License

 Professional Organizations

  •         Member: American Nurses Association (ANA)
  •         Member: American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
  •         Member: National League for Nursing (NLN)
  •         Member: International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN)

Courses Taught

  • NURS-B 344: Nursing Assessment
  • NURS-S 487: Nursing Management
  • NURS-K 305: Innovations in Health and Healthcare
  • NURS-B 245: Health Assessment
  • NURS-H 356: Biophysical Processes  

Administrative & Service Responsibilities

  • Interim Traditional and Accelerated BSN program Coordinator
  • Interim Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator
  • Schneck Medical Center Nurse Residency Program Coordinator
  • Regional IRB Committee member
  • Programming Committee member
  • SANE Training Coordinator
  • Healthcare Leadership Club Faculty Representative 

Research Activities

  • International Nursing Education
  • Standardized Testing
  • Student Success