Job Title :
Areas of Treatment :
Practice Name :
Full Time Student
Holbrook, 86025 USA
Years in Practice :
Description of Practice :
Strengths are in heatlh care administration, compliance;quality improvement; case management and utilization management; team building; staff development; program development; data management; public speaking and facilitiation. I have a strong clinical background in hospital, ambulatory care, and community health settings that increases my nursing leadership capacity.
Areas of Expertise :
Twenty Eight Years in Practice.
Lansing Community College, ADN: Kaplan University, BSN
Year Graduated :
Master's in Nursing Administration in progress from Kaplan University, anitcipate completion 2013
Board Certification :
BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing), CHC (Certified in Healthcare Compliance). VPIF (Virtues Project(TM) International Facilitator)
Faculty Appointments :
- Public Speaking
How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?
By empowering them to take charge of their health, and be active collaborators with the health care system.
Professional Society Memberships :
American Nurses Association, Arizona Nurses Association, Healthcare Compliance Association,
Honors and Awards :
- Golden Key Honor Society
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society
- International Association of Nursing: Leader in Health Care
What made you choose a career in nursing?
I wanted to make a difference in the world and lead a useful life of purpose. I thought nursing would enable me to be of service and improve lives no matter where I went. I also like variety and the nursing profession offers variety. In addition, I thought being a nurse would help me take better care of my family.
Research Interests :
Improving work environments; nursing retention; empowerment (of nurses and patients);quality improvement and informatics; continuity of care; childhood obestity and diabetes prevention in schools and public health; environmental food quality and health; food as medicine; complimentary and alternative medicine.
What motivates you at the start of each day?
Curiosity, wonder, and purpose.
Attributes Success To:
The wind under my wings that keeps me going is a spiritual force that helps me feel connected to every human being and instills a desire to make the world a better place through caring and service. My success has also been supported by my family throughout my life, and particularly, my husband. I have also had some wonderful mentors throughout my career and unique opportunities to grow.
Favorite Medical Journal :
American Journal of Nursing
Favorite Vacation Place :
Reading, Swimming, Hiking, Music