I have been at Nevada State College in the School of Nursing (SoN) since 2005. I believe in active learning and use a variety of methods to encourage discussion, interaction and engagement by the students. I am very committed to providing a learning environment that is both exciting and rigorous, one that empowers both student and teacher in pursuing learning.
As a nurse I have worked in intensive care, emergency room trauma, hemodialysis, home health, and hospice. I started a home hospice agency in Arizona, and a home health agency in Henderson, Nevada.
I have a Master in Nursing Education degree, Public Health Nurse Certificate, and am a Certified Online Instructor. I have taught community health practicum in hospice in various hospices in the Las Vegas area.
At Nevada State, I have developed a new course in cultural diversity in health care; taught courses in medical terminology; explorations of nursing as a profession, transition to professional nursing, nursing leadership, and community health nursing in our RN to BSN program. I have served as a member of the Student Committee, Committee of Faculty for the SoN, and the Faculty Senate for four years. I also presented posters for the RN to BSN HRSA Grant in January 2010 and Student’s Clinical Experience in Hospice April 2010 at National Conventions. In October 2017, I published an article in Computers, Informatics and Nursing Journal, titled “The Importance of Community in RN to BSN Courses.” Teaching in the SoN and working with the talented faculty and staff is the most fulfilling part of my nursing career.