Ed.D., Adult Education/Leadership, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Ed.S., Drake University, Des Moines, IA
MSN, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
BSN, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Advice to Students
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
Life offers us many opportunities to develop and learn - embrace each opportunity!
Collaborative Federal Grant management with the Pathways to Health Care Careers-Iowa program (2010-2013)
Adult Education and Leadership, Nursing Education, Clinical Nursing (Cardiac/Critical Care)
Research Interests and Professional Projects
Doctoral Dissertation - Nurses' Perceptions of Spirituality and Spiritual Care
Masters Thesis - Patient Descriptions of a Critical Care Environment within which Healing is Fostered
Areas of interest include Nursing/Adult Education, Leadership Development, Spirituality within Nursing
Pathways to Health Care Careers (Iowa) - research project facilitator/researcher
2013 - Pathways to Healthcare Careers – Iowa, Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa
2012 – Pathways to Healthcare Careers – Iowa, Latinos Unidos, Des Moines, Iowa
2012 – Pathways to Healthcare Careers – Iowa, Iowa Heart Center, Des Moines, Iowa
2011 – Pathways to Healthcare Careers – United Way, Des Moines, Iowa
2009 - International Training Leadership Summit Presenter, San Diego, CA "Marathon Leadership Development: Commitment, Challenge, Victory."
National League for Nurses (NLN)
Pathways Research Committee Chair, Mercy College of Health Sciences
Community Service Involvement
Iowa Heart Foundation Volunteer (2007-present)
I am active in supporting my local church and community based non-profit organizations focused upon cardiac health, Parkinson’s Disease and wellness.
From an early start of my career, I found great joy in assisting nurses to develop the skills and compassion to provide exceptional care for patients. It is a rich blessing to working in cardiac/critical care nursing, the field of adult education, and federal grant management assisting refugees and immigrants entering healthcare professions. I am passionate to support the development of future healthcare workers, nurses, and nurse leaders at MCHS. My personal interests center upon spending time with my family, gardening, exercising, and traveling to warm climates!