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Education: 1988 ADN from Stanley Community College
2008 BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing
2011 MSN (Nursing Education) from Middle TN State University
Phone: (615) 974-1166
I reside in Nashville TN and have been an RN for 24 years. Most of my professional experience has been in the practice side of health care, primarily in community healthcare settings. I began in emergency and critical care then progressed to sub-acute care, home care, correctional facility care, spent 4 years in health care insurance as a Nurse Liaison, and 5 years in an ambulatory surgery center as the Director of Nursing.
My interests have always been in the people business, fascinated by cultural differences and the profound effect that social, economic, political, religious, and belief systems have on them, especially in regards to health care. These interests continually ignite my desire to learn and further my knowledge and understanding of populations and their health. After completing my masters in nursing education (2011), I leaped over to the academia setting. It is an absolute honor and privilege to be an "educator" but will never stop being the "learner". Currently, I am working toward a PhD in Public Health & Epidemiology.
Publications: Inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, International Nursing Honors Society 2011
President of Nursing Class 1988 (Stanly Com College)
Best Business Womans Award 2002
Magna Cum Laude Chamberlain School of Nursing
Cum Laude MTSU
Additional info: Favorite quirky quote,
"Success is Simple a Matter of Luck, Ask Any Failure"
"To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation (approval) of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--this is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson