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Assistant Professor of Nursing


Education

  • B.A. Criminology/Sociology - Arkansas State University
  • AASN - Arkansas Northeastern College
  • BSN - Arkansas State University
  • MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner, Walden University

Professional Credentials

  • MSN
  • RN

Teaching Specialties

  • Mental Health
  • Med-Surg
  • ICU
  • Rehabilitation Nursing

Research Interests

  • Academic Advising in Pre-Nursing Students
  • Conditional Release Programs for the Mentally Ill

Affiliations

  • AANP - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 
  • ARNA - Arkansas Nurses Association
  • ANA - American Nurses Association

Biography

I started out my career by earning my Bachelor's of Arts in Criminology and Sociology in 2009.  After working several years in Mental Health with nurses, I discovered that nursing was my calling.  In 2012, I graduated from Arkansas Northeastern College with an Associates in Applied Science in Nursing (AASN).   I worked as an ICU/Cardiovascular Nurse at a Jonesboro hospital after passing my certification exam.  In late 2013, I earned my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from Arkansas State University.  In 2014, I began coursework for the Family Nurse Practitioner program at Walden University, graduating with a Masters in Nursing (MSN) degree December 2016.  While awaiting my national certification exam, I began working with Arkansas State University School of Nursing as an adjunct clinical instructor, and realized an interest in nursing education.  In Fall 2017, I accepted an Assistant Professor of Nursing position.