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Education

  • BA, Biology, University of Mississippi
  • BS, Nursing, University of Southern Mississippi
  • MSN, Adult Health, University of South Alabama
  • PhD, Education Leadership, University of Southern Mississippi

Academic Programs

  • Accelerated BS Nursing

Dean/Professor, School of Nursing

Recipient: Coughlin-Saunders Foundation Chair in Nursing

Biography

I began my nursing career in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Singing river Hospital in Pascagoula, MS. I was also staff and charge nurse in the Emergency Department. I spent two years as an industrial nurse at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, MS.

I was a nurse educator at William Carey University for 24 years beginning as an instructor and working my way up through the ranks to Professor of Nursing. I have taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels, but I find that I find teaching undergraduate nursing students more satisfying. I enjoy watching students evolve into caring, competent nurses. In August of 2015, I was given the opportunity to serve God and the nursing profession as the Dean of the School of Nursing and Allied Health at LC. I am a member of the American Nurses Association, the Louisiana Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society.

During my time away from LC, I most enjoy spending time with my husband, Alex, and my two children, Niki and Will as well as well as my son-in-law, David. I like to read, play video games, and spend time with friends. I also crochet for the prayer shawl ministry at my church.

Courses Taught at Louisiana College

  • NU 325- Junior Skills Workshop, Part A
  • NU 499- NCLEX Review

Other Courses Taught

Undergraduate

  • Pathophysiology
  • Adult Health I
  • Complex Health Problems
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Nursing Research

MSN

  • Teaching Pathophysiology
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Role of the Nurse Educator

PhD

  • Role of the Nurse Administrator
  • Role of the Nurse Educator
  • Distance Education
  • Managed Health and Insurance
  • Dissertation