- Indiana State University - Terre Haute, in Certificate of Completion, 2008
- University of Phoenix - Ogden, in Master of Science in Nursing, 2004
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Nurse Practitioner, Family
I have a breadth of experience that has prepared me to be a healer and patient advocate. I have experience in the entire scope of post-acute and acute care settings: I Started my career as a CNA in a skilled nursing facility at the age of 17. 15 years of nursing experience including medical, surgical, oncology, cardiovascular, orthopedic, pediatric intensive care, labor & delivery, newborn nursery, neonatal intensive care, geriatrics and post-partum. 12 years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner with broad-based experience in acute and chronic care, including bio HRT, psychiatric care, weight loss, women/men's health, infant to elderly care. 8 years teaching experience as an Assistant Nursing Professor during my RN years and an instructor at Weber State University in the Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner programs for 1 year. Skilled at procedures including skin biopsies, wound care, suturing, podiatric procedures, casting, IUDs/PAPs and other general clinic procedures. I have expertise in the geriatric population, including dementias, internal medicine and psychiatric illness. 10 years of experience with hospice. 6 years of experience in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Care. 5 years of podiatry and 2 years of being a QMP. I always wanted to be a nurse since I was a little girl. Probably because my mom was one. I was always taking care of people in my youth. I had this drive to help people and have a career in nursing, which led to a post-master's degree in family practice. Now I can help people even more, which has been a gift! I also have a passion for providing community, patient and family education. I have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. I don't have a lot of free time, but enjoy spending time with family and friends. My favorite junk food is Lays barbeque chips and chocolate cinnamon bears. I love being able to relax and watch a movie.