Faculty Fellow, Department of Nursing Science
"I am excited to be teaching a course in the DNP program that is not offered in other FNP curriculum. St. Mary's provides students with an opportunity to learn about things relevant to nursing that are beyond direct patient care. It is refreshing to teach in a program that embraces change and encourages students and nurse's to use critical thinking and problem solving to achieve great things in their communities and healthcare settings."
I started my teaching career doing psych and community clinical for Purdue University North Central. I also taught an online Holistic Health course for PUNC. I have been a nursing preceptor and mentor for numerous years and have been a preceptor for both FNP and PMHNP students over the last few years.
Post Masters, PMHNP, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
MSN, FNP, Indiana University South Bend
BSN, Goshen College
Area of Expertise
Managing Co-occurring Chronic Mental Illness and Chronic Medical Conditions
Co-occuring Substance Abuse and Mood Disorders
Using Long-Acting Injections at First Psychiatric Hospitalization in Patients with Early Onset Schizophrenia
Integrative Care in a Primary Care Setting
Graduate Courses Taught
NURS 724: Advanced Clinical Studies: Population-based Mental Health Care Across the Lifespan
FNP at a Federally Qualified Health Center, 2012-2015