Biographical Statement

I have worked as a staff nurse on Labor and Delivery units since 1996. I am blessed with the opportunity to still provide bedside nursing at a local hospital. My doctoral focus is improving infant care and parental education in infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice, University of Southern Indiana, 2017
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Walden University, 2012
  • Associate Degree in Nursing, Indiana University, Northwest
  • Certified Nursing Assistant, 1995

Professional Activities

Licensure & Certification

  • Certification in In-Patient Obstetrics
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Provider

Professional Organizations

  • Member: Nation League for Nursing
  • Member: Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing


Courses Taught

  • Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone
  • Professional Growth & Empowerment
  • Interactive Processes
  • Traditional Care of Families and Populations
  • Health of the Community

Administrative & Service Responsibilities

  • Member: Department of Science of Nursing
  • Co-Coordinator of BSN Orientation
  • Member of Health and Community Systems Committee
  • Member of Healthy Campus Committee
  • Course Development Member

Civic Engagement

  • Volunteer Nurse at Pregnancy Care Center
  • Volunteer for A Walk to Remember- sponsored by local hospital