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
  • ENT
  • Clinical Leadership in Pain Management
  • Nursing Education

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

  • Promoting civility in nursing.

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
  • University of Iowa Alumni Association
  • College of Saint Mary Alumni Association.