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Associate Professor of Nursing


  • MNSc - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • BSN - St. Louis University
  • BA - Southwestern at Memphis

Professional Credentials

  • RNC-OB

Teaching Specialties

  • Maternal-Infant Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Health Assessment

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Parenting
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Health Literacy


  • Arkansas Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau, International
  • AWHONN - Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses


I have practiced nursing since 1975 and began my career in intensive care units. I came to ASU as a clinical instructor in 1979. During this time, I changed my focus to family centered nursing. Upon completion of my master's degree, I accepted a position as assistant professor of nursing with an emphasis in maternal-child nursing. I have taught in the BSN program and most recently have enjoyed working with the the students in the accelerated BSN program. In 2001, I received the ASU Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching Award. I am married to Mike, a prosecuting attorney, have two beautiful daughters, Leigh and Erin and two handsome grandsons, Willem and Walden.