Year Started at Mercy College 2013


  • EdD, College of Saint Mary (2017)
  • MSN, University of Iowa (2005)
  • BSN, Drake University (2002)
  • Diploma, Nursing, Mercy School of Nursing (1981)


ANCC, Pain Management

Clinical Field Experience

  • Critical Care
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pain Management
  • Clinical Leadership

Courses Taught

  • History and Trends in Nursing
  • Informatics and Finance
  • Pain, Palliative Care, End of Life

Advice to Students

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Research Interests and Professional Projects

  • Professionalism
  • Dissertation: Incivility in Nursing education

Recent Publications/Presentations

  • Dissertation: Academic Administrator’s Perceptions of Managing Student Incivility in Nursing Education

  • Pain Guidelines, Mercy Medical Center 3rd Edition, 2008. Editors Joan Beard RN-BC, MSN, Jane DeGooyer RN-BC, MSN, Sandra Caligiuri RN-BC, MS, Julie Suiter Pharm. D., BCOP

  • Bar-coded patient ID: Review an organizational approach to vendor selection. Nursing Management, December 2006. Authors Vickie Wickham, Felicia Miedema, Karen Gamerdinger, Jane DeGooyer

Professional Memberships

  • NLN
  • Mercy College of Health Sciences Alumni Association