Assistant Professor in Nursing of the School of Nursing

Courses Regularly Taught

  • NSG 101 Introduction to Professional Nursing Concepts
  • NSG 102 Professional Nursing Skills
  • NSG 131 Nursing Health Promotion Across the Life Span
  • NSG 160 Nursing Care of Patients Across the Life Span I

Year Started at Mercy College 2001


  • BSN, Grand View University (1989)
  • Master's in Leadership with an Emphasis in Education, Regis University (2009)

Advice to Students
Seek assistance quickly if needed. Don't wait until it is too late into the semester.

Clinical/Field Experience

  • 8 years, Med-surg nurse at Mercy Medical Center- Des Moines. During this time I held educator and management roles.
  • 7 years, Pre-Surgery Manager
  • 6 Years, Clinical instructor at Mercy College of Health Sciences

Professional Memberships

  • Sigma Theta Tau International-International Nursing Honor Society-Zeta Chi Chapter
  • Iowa Society of Pediatric Nurses

Community Service Involvement

  • Participate in various activities with Hope Ministries, including serving meals at Bethel Mission and working at the Hope Ministries Thrift Store.

Personal Notes

My husband Brian and I have been married for 18 years, we, along with our two children, Cameron 14 and Abbie 8, live in Altoona. We also have a few pets in the family; two guinea pigs, Cocoa and Casper, a hamster, Snickers and Rhett the rat terrier.

We spend many hours cheering on our children at their sporting events; football, soccer, baseball, and softball. When time permits, I enjoy scrapbooking.