I am a certified family nurse practitioner, certified nurse educator, a Gallup certified Strengths Coach, and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Frontier Nursing University.
I am a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and many other professional organizations. My doctoral research was focused on prescription drug abuse, which opened many doors, including assisting in the development of the Oklahoma State Plan to decrease prescription drug abuse, and I continue to be actively involved with this committee.
I held an academic appointment at Oklahoma City University as an Assistant Professor of Nursing for several years and taught as an Adjunct Professor at Chamberlain University and Walden University. I have traveled as a consultant for government hospitals in the Middle East with American Gulf International Consulting and have taught the Certified Professional in Infection Control course in the Middle East with the American Institute of Healthcare Quality. I continue to work a few days each month in a family practice setting and full-time at FNU.
I earned an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (RN) from Oklahoma City Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oklahoma City University, a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Frontier Nursing University, my Doctor of Nursing Practice from Oklahoma City University, and, most recently, my PhD in Nursing Education from Oklahoma City University.
My job, my goal is to teach, motivate, and inspire faculty, as well as oversee the curriculum at the university. I must strive to be the person faculty look up to for knowledge and guidance. My wish is to end each working day with the sense of accomplishment knowing that I made a positive impact on at least one person I've encountered that day.