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Professional Preparation

    • 1973 adn Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College
    • 1977 BSN California State University
    • 1983 MSN San Jose State
    • 1997 Certificate in Adult Nurse Practitioner (Geriatric Nurse Practitioner),  University of Texas Arlington


  • Membership
    • May 2009 to Present UTA  Sigma Theta Tau, UTA
    • May 1997 to Present American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    • May 1997 to Present Texas Nurse Practitioners (State)


  • 2015
    • Aug 2015 "Blaze" glass mosaic piece

      Created glass mosaic of UTA mascot Blaze which hung in the lobby of the college of nursing until remodel and in the library the fall semester of 2015.



Service to the Community

  • Other
    • Jan 2014 to  Present Beads of Courage

      Creating flamework beads to donate to children with cancer or other diseases as rewards for completing a treatment.

    • Aug 2008 to  Present Harris Methodist Fort Worth Chaplin Services

      Make and donate prayer beads for chaplins to give to patients in spiritual distress.

Service to the Profession

  • Appointed
    • May 2007 to  Present Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

      International Nursing Honor Society

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2012 to  May 2016 Chair Student Affairs

      Committe to hear concerns of students

    • Jan 2012 to  Present Faculty Issues

      Committee to hear concerns of faculty

    • Aug 2015 to  Present Competency Based Education

      Committee to develop competency based education for the College of Nursing

  • Other
    • Aug 2008 to  Present Undergraduate Educational Practice Committee

      Faculty committee responsible for undergraduate education decsions.

    • Aug 2009 to  Present Lead Teachers BSN Program

      Lead teachers from all undergraduate courses that come together and make decisions for courses and students.

Administrative Appointment

  • 2016
    • June 2016 to Present - Director BSN Program, University of Texas Arlington