Western area career and technology center = LPN
Community College of Allegheny County = Associate of Science Nursing =RN
California University of Pennsylvania = Bachelor of science nursing =BSN
Carlow University = MSN
What degrees do you have?
RN, BSN, MSN
Field of Study?
What associations are you apart of?
American Association of Nurse Practitioner AANP, End Violence Against Women International EVAWI
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
Was a teenage mother who at age 17 gave birth to my first daughter, and I dropped out of school, went back and obtained my GED when she was a year old, met my husband and was married and became the mother of 5. During the marriage became a LPN, and after divorce pursued obtaining RN, BSN, MSN to become a NP. Previously worked at TWH as a LPN on transitional care and ortho-neuro, then after becoming an RN worked 4S which was monitored surgical step down, then worked ER at TWH for 8 years, the last 2 years at patient care coordinator (charge nurse). Additionally certified as a sexual assault nurse examiner. After Washington went to work at Ohio Valley Hospital in McKees Rocks in the ICU for one year, then in their ER for 1 ½ years until I came to work here at CCI as a brand new Family Nurse Practitioner.
What’s something interesting about you?
I make my own wine, and I love to do DIY projects and make things around the house. I was also a cosmetologist before becoming a nurse.
Volunteer work/special causes?
Formerly volunteered at head start, and formerly volunteered as a member of Washington County Health Partners Minority Health Task Force