Position: Assistant Dean for Advising, Retention & Progression, Professor of Nursing, Coordinator PMHNP Program
Location: HPB Room 241
Phone: (540) 665-5509
Employed Since: 1997
B.S. Nursing (1967) and Master of Nursing (1972) from the University of Florida; Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Psychopharmacology from the University of Nebraska (1989); and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Certificate from Russell Sage College (1995).
Fields of Expertise:
Specialty areas include pharmacology, adult and geriatric psychiatric mental health theory and practice, and substance abuse treatment and prevention.
Stimulated creation and served on first Expert Panel for the American Nurses Credentialing Center Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner exams (1998-2006).
I enjoy teaching pharmacology and health care practices to nursing and pharmacy students, interdisciplinary work with faculty colleagues, and leading the psychiatric nurse practitioner program.
Married since 1967. Taught nursing at 6 schools since 1972 and psychiatric therapist since 1986. Authored 40 professional and research papers. Loves traveling with husband and gardening.
Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
National nursing society for leadership, research and scholarship.
Good overall link to approaches to diseases & intervention.