- MS, Nursing, Clemson University
- BS, Nursing, Madonna University
- Nurse in Christian Service (Nu 406)
- Nursing Practicum (Nu 412)
- Nursing Process: Maternal-Newborn Nursing (Nu 304)
- Nursing Process: Medical-Surgical Nursing (Nu 300)
- Professional Nursing Issues (Nu 402)
I have come through the ranks of nursing the long, tedious way. I obtained a diploma in nursing in 1976 from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Toledo Ohio. I got my BSN in 1985 from Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan and my Masters of science in nursing with a family nurse practitioner emphasis at Clemson University in Clemson, SC in 2001. During my career as a nurse, I have worked in many areas including staff nurse, charge nurse, head-nurse, and enterostomal therapy. I have worked at hospitals in Michigan, at Greenville hospital system here in So. Carolina, and at an urgent care center here in Greenville. My desire has always been to use my nursing as a tool to serve God, and in 1987 God directed me to Bob Jones University. I worked in the campus hospital for 12 years both as a staff nurse and as the Director of Nursing. I love nursing and I love teaching and in 1999 God enabled me to fulfill both of my loves – teaching nursing here at BJU.
I teach Medical Surgical Nursing and obstetrical nursing. In both of these courses I am the course coordinator which means I oversee all aspects of the course including obtaining clinical sites, arranging lectures, and coordinating labs. As a Christian nursing professional my desire is that all my students will see nursing as a way to show God’s love to everyone they serve. The Christian nurse should understand that they are serving God as they care for all patients. Their love for Christ should be reflected as they carry out their nursing duties.
My time away from Bob Jones University is spent at home with friends and with my two cats (Oreo and Cookie). I love to read, I enjoy word puzzles, and also jigsaw puzzles. I am active in my church choir and love to spend time with activities in my church. I praise God for saving me and for enabling me to be able to work in a field in which I can focus on both my love for nursing and my love for teaching.