Doctor of Nursing Practice, Frontier Nursing University, Hyden, KY. June 2012
Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner concentration, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. December 2009
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Carson-Newman University, Jefferson City, TN. May 2008
Family Nurse Practitioner, Tennova Bariatric Surgery, Knoxville, TN
July 2019 - Present
Family Nurse Practitioner, Newlife Center for Bariatric Surgery, Knoxville, TN
September 2018 - June 2019
Family Nurse Practitioner, Knoxville Infectious Disease Consultants, Knoxville, TN
November 2010 - August 2017
Family Nurse Practitioner - PRN, Amedisys Hospice, Knoxville, TN
November 2012 - March 2014
Family Nurse Practitioner, Summit Medical Group - Internal Medicine Associates, Jacksboro, TN
January 2010 - November 2010
I started out in nursing as an LPN in 2007. I continued with my educational goals and ultimately achieved my DNP in 2012. I've had the opportunity to work in a wide variety of areas including skilled nursing facilities, correctional health, trauma critical care, and infectious disease. I am currently practicing as an FNP in a bariatric surgery practice.
I am passionate about educating professionals that are well prepared for all the challenges in healthcare today. This includes expanding the knowledge base, modeling compassionate care, and encouraging professional development and advocacy.
Although my professional life as a Nurse Practitioner and professor is extremely important to me, my family is my most important life's work. Nothing brings me greater joy than spending time with my five children.