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Professional Preparation

    • In Progress Doctrate of Nursing Practice in Leadership/Administration University of Texas at Arlington  Texas Christian University
    • 2006 Masters of Science in Nursing in Leadership/Administration West Texas A&M University
    • 2002 RN, BSN in NursingTexas Tech Health Science Center School of Nursing

Appointments

    • Sept 2010 to Present Clinical Faculty
      University of Texas, Arlington
    • Sept 2009 to May 2015 Clinical Instructor
      Weatherford College
    • Feb 2009 to Present Coach/Lead Coach
      Higher Ed Holdings/Instructional Connections
    • Sept 2008 to Sept 2011 Chief Nursing Officer
      Palo Pinto General Hospital
    • Aug 2007 to Dec 2008 Adjunct Nursing Professor
      Panola College
    • May 2006 to Sept 2008 Med-Surg/ICU Director
      Nacogdoches Medical Center
    • May 2002 to May 2006 Staff Nurse/ER/ICU Director
      Hereford Regional Medical Center
    • Aug 2000 to Dec 2003 Nurse Tech/Nurse
      University Medical Center
    • Jan 1997 to May 2011 Dental Tech transitition to Navy Nurse Corp Officer
      United States Navy

Memberships

  • American organization of Nurse Executives
    • Jan 2006 to Present American Organization of Nurse Executives (1986-1995, 2006-present)
  • Texas Organization of Nurse Executives
    • Jan 2008 to Present Texas Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Texas Nursing Association
    • Jan 2009 to Present Texas Nursing Association
  • Zonta's Women's Organization
    • Aug 2008 to Sept 2011 Zonta's Women's Organization

Awards and Honors

    • Oct  2005 Navy/Marine Commendation Medal-United States Navy sponsored by United States Navy
      Description:

      Navy/Marine Accomendation Medal-United States Navy-2005

    • Oct  2004 Employee of the Month sponsored by Hereford Regional Medical Center
      Achievements:

      Outstanding employee of the month

      Description:

      Employee of the month award

    • Dec  2002 Jr Sailor of the Quarter 4th Quarter sponsored by United States Navy
    • Dec  2002 Jr. Sailor of the Year sponsored by United States Navy
    • May  2002 Meritorious Service Award sponsored by United States Navy
    • Sep  2000 Navy Achievement Medals (2) sponsored by United States Navy
    • Aug  1999 Meritous Unit Commendation sponsored by United States Navy

Research and Expertise

  • Does Diet and Exercise have an Effect on Menopausal Women

    Master's Synthesis was completed on this topic 

  • Guideline to Enhance Faculty Engagement in Online Education

    Capstone project for  DNP is building a guideline to enhance faculty engagment in online education. 

Presentations

  • Past
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      Does Diet and Exercise have an Effect on Menopausal Women. Public Presentation to Community of Hereford, Texas

      This presentation was presented to the Community of Hereford for Synthesis Project in Master's program. 

  • Past
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      Humanitarian Mission Guana, West Africa and Thailand. Staying Hydrated vs. Sodium Depletion. Kiwanis Club Amarillo, Texas

      Presentation presented to Kiwanis Club

  • Past
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      Humanitarian Mission Guana, West Africa and Thailand. Staying Hydrated vs. Sodium Depletion. Kiwanis Club Hereford, Texas

      Presented to Kiwanis Club 

  • Past
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      Humanitarian Mission Guana, West Africa Presentation. Staying Hydrated vs. Sodium Depletion. Texas Tech Health Science Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas

      Presented to Texas Tech Health Science Center School of Nursing

  • Past
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      Hypovolumia vs. Hyponatremia Flash Card, Presented to United States Navy Hot Weather Training, Camp Bullis, San Antonio, Texas

      Presented to United States Navy Hot Weather Training

  • Past
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      Diabetic Signs and Symptoms Flash Card, Presented to Texas Tech Health Science Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas

      Presented to Nursing students at Texas Tech University School of Nursing

Courses

Service to the Community

  • Appointed
    • May 2006 to  Sept 2008 Mayors Committee Member Nacogdoches Citizens with Disability, Nacogdoches, Texas

      Mayors Committee Member

    • May 2006 to  Sept 2008 Board Member Nacogdoches Library, Nacogdoches, Texas

      Board member

  • Volunteered
    • Sept 2008 to  May 2015 Weatherford College Associate Degree Nursing and Vocational Nursing Advisory Committee, Weatherford, Texas

      Advisory board for Weatherford College Associate Degree Nursing Program

    • Oct 2006 to  Sept 2008 Relay for Life Team Committee Chair- Nacogdoches, Texas

      Committee Chair

    • Oct 2004 to  Nov 2004 Relay for Life Team, Hereford, Texas

      Volunteer member

    • Oct 2001 to  Oct 2001 Humanitarian Mission to Mexico with Texas Tech Health Science Center School of Nursing/Med School/Physician Therapy, Lubbock, Texas

      Humanitarian Mission

    • Sept 2001 to  Sept 2001 Volunteer building for Legacy Play Village for Children, Lubbock, Texas

      Volunteered Help

    • Aug 2001 to  Aug 2001 Volunteer Habit for Humanities building homes, Lubbock, Texas

      Volunteer

Service to the Profession

  • Elected
    • June 2010 to  Present Texas Nursing Association

      District 3-Secretary 2010-2011

      District 3-Vice President-2013-15

      North Region Board of Directors-2015-2019

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Oct 2015 to  Present NLN Ambassador

      Just appointed

Other Service Activities

  • Zonta's Women's Organization
    • Jun 2010 Vice-President- 2010-2011 President 2011-2012

      Vice president-2010-2011

      President 2011-2012