Not known for being a wall-flower, I believe in the power of a positive attitude and a smile. I keep centered through my loving husband, my three rambunctious children and being outdoors in my organic garden. My practice experience includes Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Liver Transplant, Medical Surgical, High Risk Pregnancy, Diabetic Education and Telemetry. I started my health care journey as an EMT, but came to love nursing for the continuation of care aspects. I have worked both inpatient and outpatient at different stages of my nursing journey.
I started my teaching journey as an Adjunct Professor for Nova Southeastern University until 2019. I then was an Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for Chamberlain University. I taught Introduction to Nursing, Medical Surgical, Pediatrics, and Community Health. I joined Florid Atlantic University in August of 2022.
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- Employee of the Quarter, Chamberlain University College of Nursing Fall 2021, Peer-nominated award
- Nurse Excellence Award, Cleveland Clinic Florida October 2019, Quarterly Employee Nominated Award
- Jonas Nurse Leader Scholarship Aug 2016, Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare
- Shining Star of the Quarter, Broward General Medical Center Dec 2011 Customer Satisfaction Based Award
- Clinical Ladder Recognition- Level III, Broward General Medical Center Aug 2011, Staff Development Award
- Nurse Excellence Award, Broward General Medical Center May 2011, Annual Employee Nominated Award
- Nurse Excellence Award, Broward General Medical Center May 2010, Annual Employee Nominated Award
- PhD Doctor of Philosophy with Major in Nursing, Florida Atlantic University (2019)
- MSN Master of Science, Nova Southeastern University (2014)
- BSN Bachelor of Science, Nova Southeastern University (2008)
- AAN Associate of Arts, Broward College (2005)