CCRN (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses-Board Certified CCRN); MSN (Nursing Education) Western Governors University; BSN (Nursing) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, DNP Candidate
I enjoy working with Harper Hill Global, here in Nashville and in rural communities of Tanzania and Uganda. My thesis was on the prevention of malaria in Africa utilizing local leaders as Community Healthcare Workers, through education and promotion of current evidence-based practice.
My current efforts include the advancement and resourcing of local healthcare workers in underserved communities, encouraging the profound work in healthcare that is already in progress. I teach in an undergraduate nursing program.
Working in healthcare since 1998, with most of my experience in the critical care setting, I earned board certification as a CCRN in an effort to advance my professional expertise in critical care specialization. My nursing practice experience is in the field of adult critical care for over 20 years.
I have a trauma-informed care background and enjoy incorporating these elements with health care. Awards: Frist Humanitarian of the Year, March of Dimes Critical Care Nurse of the Year, THA Nurse of Distinction. Philosophy: God gives each of us all the skills needed to be humanitarians and it is a great honor to use my skills with Harper Hill Global.
None of these things would be possible without my amazing family, my husband Matt, and two children David and Carolyn. I had great encouragement from my educator-parents.
Outside of my work, you can find me teaching in the kids’ school garden or at the bedside in the hospital. When I know that the patient remains the center of the care that is given, all is well with my soul. The Talmud states, “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”