Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado (in progress)
  • M.S.N., University of Minnesota, 1987
  • B.A., in Spanish, Iowa State University, 1981 
  • R.N., Good Samaritan School of Nursing, 1973 

The Theory of Caring Science by Dr. Jean Watson guides my teaching philosophy. For me, this means teaching is about creating a respectful and reflective environment for learning through co-creation between students and me. Authentic presence and listening is important to me as together we learn while in a classroom setting, a combination of classroom and online, or a total online learning environment.


Clinical Expertise & Certifications

  • Community Health Nursing

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Rural Health, Infant Mortality, Advocacy and Policy

Community Involvement & Service

  • Project Homeless Connect
  • 9 Health Fair