Location: 154 Health and Life Sciences Building
Phone: (540) 665-5511
Employed Since: 1978
PhD in Nursing, George Mason University; FNP University of Virginia
Fields of Expertise:
- Theory, Research, Reasoning
- Primary Care
Published 4 editions of Introduction to Theory and Reasoning in Nursing
Conducted and published research that influences education and advanced practice.
Helped start the SONs graduate advanced practice programs, including the only Nurse Midwifery program in the state of Virginia
Recipient, Winchester Education Association 2018-2019 Friend of Education Award.
Named Preceptor of the Decade by the Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing, Shenandoah University. June 2016
Recipient, Winchester Education Association 2015-2016 Friend of Education Award.
James Wood High School Health Occupations Students of America- Future Health Professionals Award, February 2014
Mentorship Award. Rho Pi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. April 2010.
Outstanding Volunteer Service Award, Winchester City School Board, December 2007
Nursing Education Leadership Award, Rho Pi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau, April 2003.
Selected by the Journal of Nursing and Health Care Perspectives, the official journal of the National League for Nursing, to be featured as an outstanding faculty member. Article appeared in the March/April 2001 issue.
Named one of 51 Pioneer Nurses of Virginia for the Century by the Virginia Nurses Association (VNA) and the Virginia Nursing Foundation (VNF), Richmond, Virginia, April 2000.
Outstanding Service Award, University of Virginia – Northern Virginia Center, October 1999.
Outstanding Service Award. The Virginias’ Organ Procurement Agency (VOPA), September 1995.
James R. Wilkins Appreciation Award, Shenandoah University, May 1995
Outstanding Alumnus, Shenandoah University, 1993
The best faculty clearly understand the difference between academic rigor and rigidity.
Raised three wonderful children with husband, Jeff.
Published a bestselling, award winning novel titled The Wiregrass. A second novel, title Moon Water is set to be released in August 2019.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
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Sigma Theta Tau
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