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Degrees Held:

  • DNP – Walden University, 2017
  • MSN – Catholic University of America, 1992
  • BSN – Catholic University of America, 1990
  • ADN – Sacramento City College, 1987

Career Highlights:

  • Working on the first pediatric transport team at Children's National Medical Center
  • Heading an all Nurse Practitioner-staffed pediatric clinic in Houston, Texas

In which online degree program do you teach?

Which classes do you teach online?

  • NURS 327: Community Health Nursing
  • NURS 406: EBP for the RN-BSN

What do you want your students to learn in these classes?

Community health nursing has become a global practice that continues to have a greater nursing focus and embrace the paradigm of nursing. Evidence-based practice is not just a term used in health care but is the foundation of nursing and continues to be the key to our growth as a profession.

Why did you start teaching?

I started teaching because it is an innate part of nursing and, as one teaches, they continue to learn.

What advice would you give to those considering the RN to BSN online program?

The RN to BSN online program is a great way for busy professionals to obtain their BSN. The flexibility for those nurses working full time cannot be underrated. The program does take a commitment to learning, as the standards are high, but the rewards are even greater.

What is the value of a BSN?

The value of the BSN may be individual to many, but to our profession it is invaluable. The science behind nursing is the crux of the BSN, and that recognition is paramount to nursing's contribution to health care.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that nurses face today?

The biggest challenge nurses face today is the ability to deliver high-quality, evidence-based holistic care to diverse populations. Time and cost constraints leave many nurses disillusioned and make it difficult for them to become change agents, and that frustration affects the individual nurse, the profession and our patient populations.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

“Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

I have lived and practiced in many places all over the world and was able to complete my higher education while living in Africa.

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